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Growing a Church Through Unconventional Evangelism

Growing a Church Through Unconventional Evangelism

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Lead generation is essential for the growth of any Adventist church. While conventional evangelism is essential, it’s also critical to be creative when your are evangelizing to your community. Evangelism simply means to create awareness or to spread a message. Ministrywire is dedicated to assisting the growth of Seventh-day Adventist churches through media.
http://www.ministrywire.org
Lead generation is essential for the growth of any Adventist church. While conventional evangelism is essential, it’s also critical to be creative when your are evangelizing to your community. Evangelism simply means to create awareness or to spread a message. Ministrywire is dedicated to assisting the growth of Seventh-day Adventist churches through media.

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“Growing a Church ThroughUnconventional Evangelism”
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Lead generation is essential for the growth of any church. While conventional evangelismis essential, it’s also critical to be creative when your are evangelizing to your community.Evangelism simply means to create awareness or to spread a message.However, the problem with current evangelism with the church is that it has becomeroutine. When you speak about evangelism, the majority of people tend to think of either door-knocking or sending out mass postcards during an evangelistic series. There isobviously a problem with that considering that there are literally thousands of ways toevangelize, especially on a small budget. As you read on, I have laid out numerous way to get you to start thinking out-of-the-box of conventional evangelism and for $100 it won’t break a churches budget.
 
How To Read The Data
Under “Unconventional Evangelism” you will see “results”. These results are based upona statistical measurement called “Law of Averages” which states that whatever you dothere is a 10% success rate. For example, “Law of Averages” would state that out of 100doors that you knock on, 10 of your doors people will answer you and out of those 10 youwill receive 1 that will be successful. Although there are a number of factors involved in this such as the amount of saturationwith a particular type of evangelism, the law in itself is standard and effective at gauging asuccess rate.
Conventional Evangelism:
Postcards:
Have less then a 1% success rate. While you are able to mass distributethem via postal mail extremely quick, there are also high costs involved with a low rate of return.
Door Knocking:
Door knocking is one of the most lucrative evangelism efforts that youcan make – both for yourself and those who’s door you are knocking on. However, youonly have a 10% chance of having real interaction and a 1% chance of generating a biblestudy.
Friendship Evangelism:
By far the best way to show Christ to others. However,friendship evangelism can take anywhere from 3 months to several years to see anyimpact.
Glow Tracts:
They are cheap and extremely mobile. However, conventional use of themis to present Glow Tracts when knocking on doors. This is turn gives the tracts the same1% or lower rate of return.
 
 
Unconventional Evangelism
Business Cards:
business cards are cheap and durable, costing about $0.02 per card($20 per 1,000). Due to how cheap they are, they make a perfect disposable massdistribution method. By distributing the business cards at grocery stores, gas stations, thelibrary, etc. – You are able to generate large awareness with little cost.
Result:
$100 = 5,000 Business Cards5,000 x 10% = 500500 x 10% = 50 Bible Study Interests
 
Chalk:
Normally known as a child’s toy, this is another cheap and disposable source tobring awareness and generate bible study interests. Chalk in effect, acts as a smallbillboard to foot traffic that passes by. The cost of a Crayola 52 Piece Chalk Pack is $5.35.
Result:
$100 = 18 Chalk Packs / 936 Pieces of Chalk936 Pieces x 2 Messages per Chalk Stick = 1,8721,872 Messages x 25 Who see each message = 46,80046,800 People x 10% = 4,6804,680 x 10% = 468 Bible Study Interests
Free Ads:
The internet is a wonderful thing, and has enabled us to do things that weren’tpossible to evangelist’s 20 years ago. What many seldom know is that there are a millionand one ways to use the internet to generate bible study interests. Many major city, news,radio, and event websites allow you to display your event online for free.Example: inurl:submit+event “lansing, mi”By placing that in a Google search, it will display all of the website’s that allow you tosubmit your event to their site. For the surrounding Lansing, MI area, Google returns479,000 results. A few example sites are:• Craigslist.com• Statenews.com• myflr.com (Family Life Radio)• Lansingstatejournal.com
michigan.org• mlive.com• yahoo.com (yahoo events)

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