4 Point Method to
Up-Dated: Friday, April 04, 2014
Your Community will not be Offended!
Winning and Warning's Method ...
* You will not have to deal with objections or cranks or confrontations. All of this is handled by another who uses 3 simple questions. This technique places a tract in everyone's hand, but discovers the real prospects for a witnessing and learning experience.
* You will be seated with your prospect at a table, so you won't have to juggle a New Testament as you switch from verse to verse.
* You will probably witness mostly to teenagers, the majority of prospects at public events.
* You may read with them from a Witness Pamphlet,
* All of this is excellent training for you to
learn how to witness under all kinds of circumstances
It is assumed ...
Training Shift Leaders will take less than 1 hour in a private session. Most of this time will be on "what not to do". It is that simple. About 15 minutes will be spent in encouragement to be out-going. About 15 minutes will be for training in how to Greet, Meet and Seat the prospects for the Workers.
Shift Leaders should memorize 3 simple questions before coming to the meeting. This is not necessary, just helpful for the trainer.
Shift Leader duties may sound difficult and stressful.
Actually, their job is much easier than the
3+3+3=Seated Method takes out all the complication and
anxiety. It is carefully worded to quickly get to the point.
The above are not the 3 Questions in their usable form, just a quick representation. The 3 Doors, 3 Questions and how to use the 3 Minutes is fully explained in the 3+3+3 = Seated Method.
Most Shift Leaders become comfortable in delivering and applying the 3 questions in the first 10 minutes in the booth. If there is more fear than expected, have them start with teenagers to help raise their comfort level. Most prospective Shift Leaders have previously been marginal soul winners, if soul winners at all. It takes 1 Shift Leader for the first 4 Workers. A 10 x 10 Booth (standard for most events) will accommodate 2 tables for Workers. 1 or 2 other Workers may be able to stand and witness, but it is much better to either obtain another booth or one that could be expanded out of the back (look around to see if others are using space behind the booth, before claiming it - the Event Committee might not approve)
Western Idaho Fair
When all was over, the Lord had given them 243 professions of faith, 70+ for assurance and 340+ heard a witness, but did not ask the Lord to save them, on the spot. This is over 650 personal contacts with a few Workers winning people for the very first time and a few more for the first time in a long time.
Not every church has 150+ Workers. You only need 2. A Shift Leader and a Worker. Don't go to a 10 day event. Rent a booth at a Flea Market or 1 day Festival. Go and work the day and these 2 people will have more experience in soul winning than could be obtained by other methods in a months and months.
"Your Community will not feel like you have treated them in an obnoxious manner." gsa
This will take 1 regularly scheduled service.
potential Workers will be assured that ...
Your Gospel verses or witness method can be used or ours. If your verses are used they should follow a logical line of reasoning, flowing with a transitional statement or question from one area of the witness to the other. We do not try to reason prospects into heaven, but we make a effort for them to understand what we are talking about in each area (sin, penalty for sin, Jesus as Saviour, etc.) We attempt to tie each area together. Of course, lost people cannot understand the mystery of the Gospel, but they must understand what is being said, without introducing too many concepts or using too many unfamiliar words.
We encourage those witnessing without much
experience to read directly off a
Witness Pamphlet ("Cheat Sheet") containing ...
There are a few good tracts which could be used, but most are not practical because they are written for the approval of preachers, not the conversion of the lost. Many are written for specific occasions. Still others may say it for YOU or appeal to YOU, but most everyone else misses it.
This point will take 1 session either at a Sunday evening service or a Mid-week service. Most of this time will be spent in "what not to do".
"Your Community will not feel like they have been bashed with the Gospel." gsa
This only takes a few minutes, plus what ever time to answer questions to everyone's
satisfaction. Thusly removing the FEAR which paralyzes the person
in the pew.
Our tract distribution method is simple but vital. Getting tracts out through the church doors is one thing. Placing them in the willing hands of the lost is another.
Most soul winners start out distributing tracts, then
progressing to a witness. With this 4 Point Method, YOUR
PEOPLE will immediately be handing out tracts in a manner where prospects
He said he wanted a tract people did not throw on the ground, but actually kept and read.
Go to a parade and find out in 45 minutes what people think of your tract. Do they walk away with it in their pocket or with it on the ground?
Some take consolation in saying "Our tract must have convicted them, they threw it away." Conviction should not be confused with anger or disgust or confusion or other types of rejection. Give them something they will keep.
Western Montana Fair
He said he got one last year, put it in his pocket and when he got home he emptied his pocket and left the tract on his dresser for the entire year. He said, this very day, was the first day he picked it up and read it. We went on to discuss the tract and so on.
The point is this. He Received it, Retained it and Read it.
While at a Christmas Parade (at night) in Fredericksburg, TX, I came across a lady who immediately knew what I was doing, she turned to see another lady and their 2 husbands, the latter drinking beer.
She said, "Well, thank you very much and give one to him, him and her." The other 3 were laughing about something and gladly took them. I was gone before they knew what happened. Only God knows the results, but I felt very good about a situation where there seemed to be a Christian, who may have been praying for such a break as this.
2000 tracts were given away that night and as our path was retraced, only 10-15 were on the ground.
In every case, Parades are a very uplifting experience for members and a super step towards actual soul winning. See our section on Parade Ministry.
Guymon, OK Parades
Even with all the good that can comes out of parades, they can be done wrong. Many have worked Parades, Fairs, Festivals, and so on and quit because of poor results. This kind of work is like anything else. There is nothing to it (simple, easy), but it must be done right. Do not minimize tract distribution at public events.
"Your Community will not feel like they have been assaulted because they do not believe like you do." gsa
If explained properly, a lot more members will volunteer than initially thought. We take the position that there is Something for Everybody in the Soul Winning Booth.
One of the Workers wanted to start by watching, then handing out tracts, etc., but he did not express his wishes. As a Shift Leader, I attempted to pass a prospect to him, but he balked. As the prospect sat down and the other Worker discovered the prospect was more comfortable speaking in Spanish, the first Worker jumped at the chance to witness. After the initial prospect was behind him, he stayed busy the rest of the afternoon, witnessing and doing Shift Leader work.
8 months later this same man's Pastor called and reported he had over 500 professions of faith since the Strawberry Festival while working only at Flea Markets. His 3 sons were the Workers and he was the Shift Leader.
Everyone can move to the next level.
Rivalli County Fair
"Your Community will not recoil from you and think they must strike back with their own beliefs." gsa
On Sunday evening following each event, take time
those participating in this soul winning outing to testify.
Do not relate how you stumbled and fell on a lady who was holding an ice cream cone which she dumped on her 90 year old mother who screamed so loud that her grandson's dog bit you. It may be humorous, but stay with the positive.
It should be evident there is
Where are you going to find at any price an exercise or method or system
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* The real Cure for your community
Other churches in your Community will express:
When other churches are asked, if they believe in being Born Again, will say, "Yes." They are not against your telling the Community about it. But they are against any claims by you that they are in error.
Stick to the Born Again process at public events. Do all the church bashing, if you must, when you follow-up.
This is how we let new Born Again people in the
booth know that
their church is in error: