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are trained outside the church service
Up-Dated - Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Attempting to tell everyone how to run a soul winning booth can be risky. Most will not understand exactly what needs to be done or worst, will misunderstand. The best way is when addressing the congregation, tell the Workers only what the workers will do. Then have a separate secession for the Shift Leaders.
Waiting to Witness
This is like sitting on the front pew in church. When the preacher preaches someone down the aisle, he passes the prospect over to the person waiting who shows the prospect how to be saved.
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We know there will be objections ...
I am sure all of the above is true. I
pastored for many years myself. But we are not talking about
ushering or keeping the books or mowing the lawn. We are
talking about soul winning, the very life of the church. The
only way the church is going to grow, unless transfers are counted.
During the Soul Winning, abilities and inabilities of individuals to relate the Gospel will become apparent. This is an excellent opportunity for the pastor or appointee to guide the soul winner in the "dos and don'ts." Corrections can be made immediately and the Workers can employ them in just a few minutes. The pastor can also see areas where preaching, teaching and training are apparent for the months to come.
But if he just comes by and makes a token appearance at the booth and moves on to take his children or grandchildren to the carnival rides, etc., much valuable insight is forever lost.
Very few of us preachers have a church or a helper we can turn loose and hope for the best. If the pastor has a very responsible, trained assistant, not a "go-fer", then he can be used to lead, but he must be coached as to what to look for and how to handle soul winning situations. We do the training for booth operation, but we do not take over in pastoring the people.
Training in person is the best way to insure the information has been imparted, the trainee is encouraged and all questions answered.
One Church Service is all that is needed to inform the bulk of the Workers and their part as witnesses. We have a way of having them see how simple it is and how they fit in.
If training in the presentation of the Gospel is needed, this will take another service or Sunday School Class where all the classes are combined (even the younger classes).
Workers are taught to use a tract with which to witness. It has leading questions and flows quickly and logically through the Gospel, touching all the main points. It is called "Why we must be Born Again". It is made up of Bible (KJV) verses with a few comments.
Workers do not need to know how to Greet, Meet and Seat Prospects. This is done by the Shift Leader or Public Events Director. Many will quickly learn in less (some cases, way less) than 30 minutes. Depending on the size of the crowd.
About 1 hour is necessary to train the Shift Leader(s) or Public Events Director or both. Most of this is about what not to do. Although that part sounds negative, it is vital. The rest of the time is spent with the 3 + 3 + 3 = Seated Method. A tried and proven approach that is easy to learn and almost as easy to implement. See video info below.
When training in person is positively not possible, a church can use our Slide Show and Video to prepare the booth leader. But he will likely be working with only a few Workers because we do not have anything that will impact the whole church like a personal presentation.
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