Friday, April 24, 2009

Reaching the Lost in an Emerging Culture

This Session at Metro was led by Keith Harmon; Student Pastor at the First Baptist of Orlando.

We need to create a culture where sharing your faith daily is expected. The reason we should move towards that type of excpected environment is because it’s mandated to us throughout scripture.

What avenues are we taking to lead our students to become personal evangelists and share their faith as a way of life?

Causes: Students want to make a difference! What are some things we can do to position our students to make a difference in the world they live in? Digging water wells… raising funds to interpret scripture in a new language… feeding hungry people… What are the opportunities we can take advantage of to get our students in these kinds of environments?

Celebrate Victories: Salvation is contagious. When a student leads a friend to Christ, we need to celebrate what God has done in the lives of both the one who accepted Christ and the one who had the courage to present Christ. Celebrate during the baptism service: Allow your students to see their friends taking their first steps as a follower of Christ.

Things to be intentional about:
Provide Mission Trip Opportunities for your students and then ask the question why you’re not doing these same things at home.
Visit people who need to be visited and share Christ with everyone you meet with.
Prayer Walk: Before you knock on a door, be sure you’re prayed up and ready to represent Christ in that community.

Have a goal: Determine the area you want to canvas and then release your students with a goal the mind.

Lead by example: As a leader, pastor, or parent, show your students the importance of personal evangelism by being an example in sharing your faith.

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