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Evangelism in the Small Membership Church

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Evangelism has nothing to do with church size but everything to do with making disciples.

Evangelism is about introducing people to Jesus but also helping them to grow in Christ. Evangelism has nothing to do with church size, but everything to do with making disciples. Making disciples is a call from God for all churches whether that church is in a declining rural community, a teeming inner city, or a sprawling suburb. In fact, small membership congregations are often more ...

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Overview

Evangelism has nothing to do with church size but everything to do with making disciples.

Evangelism is about introducing people to Jesus but also helping them to grow in Christ. Evangelism has nothing to do with church size, but everything to do with making disciples. Making disciples is a call from God for all churches whether that church is in a declining rural community, a teeming inner city, or a sprawling suburb. In fact, small membership congregations are often more effective in evangelism then their sister megachurches. This book will help pastors have "God eyes" for big possibilities in their churches by focusing on visualizing your goals; worship; creating a loving environment; passion and commitment; prayer; witness; time management; leadership recruitment; hospitality; assimilation of new members; and managing change and conflict.

Rev. Royal Speidel is the Distinguished Evangelist in Residence for the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church. Recently retired from the Northern Illinois Annual Conference, he is a recipient of the Denman Award for Evangelism and was recently named the "Pastor of the Year" by the Greater Chicago Sunday School Association.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687335794
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Series: Small Membership Church Series
  • Edition description: Paperback
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Rev. Royal Speidel is the Distinguished Evangelist in Residence for the General Board of Discipleship. Recently retired from the Northern Illinois Annual Conference, he is a recipient of the Denman Award for Evangelism and was named the "Pastor of the Year" by the Greater Chicago Sundy School Association.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
Evangelism: Enlarging the Fishing Club in Your Church     1
Vision: Having "God Eyes" for Big Possibilities in Your Church     11
Worship: Creating Exciting Worship Services That Win People for Christ     20
Relationships: Helping God Raise the Love Factor in Your Church     31
Witness: Stirring Up More Gossiping of the Gospel     38
Passion: When Fire for Christ Burns in Your Bones     49
Prayer: Being on Your Knees Can Help You Walk on Air     57
Time Management: Getting Twenty-four Hours from Every Day     69
Leadership Recruitment: Getting More Done Without Working Harder     77
Choices: Offer Them and They Will Come     88
Hospitality: Outdoing Wal-Mart in Welcoming People to Your Church     94
Small Groups: Why Have Small Groups in a Small Church?     101
Leadership Skills: Excelling as an Effective Leader     109
Growth Challenges: Positive Change with Minimum Negativity     118
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