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How can I use Public Events?
I Live in a Small Town.

Up-Dated - Friday, December 06, 2013

Small town, small numbers, small ...
We know what an small, isolated place can be and witnessing can be very difficult, since everyone in town, knows everyone else.

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A way to change the tide
We go to fairs and festivals, set up a booth and witness to the public by seating them in an open booth. Sounds like it would not be a good idea for small towns. 

We have booths at events in these places.  Some have operated soul winning booths without our never being there with hands-on coaching.

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Get out of town, but not for good
When confronted with a situation like yours, I tell pastors to go to neighboring towns (hour or two away) to soul win at their events. His people are not likely to know anyone and vice versa, so everyone will feel a little more at ease. We know this is true. We have proved it many, many times in diverse places.

Hear is how a church will profit from the experience.
* The Gospel is spread by the members
* Members gain much needed experience in soul winning
* Members gain much confidence from the experience
* It stirs much excitement in the church when they see others getting saved, no matter whose town it is in
* God is pleased by the huge step of faith
* The other cities need to hear the Word
* God may open opportunities to start churches.  Every state in the nation has small towns without a good witness
* The list can go on for a good while ....

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The problem is no prior experience
This actually not a problem at all. Here is how we can help. Our help is free, no cost, no money involved. Did I mention we do not charge????

The largest step to be taken is member preparation. There will be resistance. Most of the encouragement will be, something like, "Brother, I can't be there, but I am praying for you."

This is still not a large hurdle.
We can send, at no cost, info on how to train 1 or 2 people (1 will be the pastor and possibly another person) in how to seat prospects. This sounds difficult, but it is the easiest part.

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Simply learn 3 questions
They are simple and logical, but you will have to learn how to speak up to people as they pass by. It just takes a little grit then it comes easy. I tell pastors to start with teenagers, then work up.

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Witnessing to willing hearts
As prospects are seated for a witness, members will relate the Gospel.  Volunteers to witness will be easier than one might think.  Once they understand, they will only be witnessing to people who have ASKED TO SEE how to be saved, members can see themselves taking part.  Members will not have to coerce anyone to listen, they will simply sit and wait for the Shift Leader, up front, to send them someone to talk to.

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Using a Witness Pamphlet
If they do not know how to witness, we can furnish a Witness Pamphlet which they can read to the prospect. Some are a little leery of reading a witness to prospects, but if the prospect picked up a tract they would read it to themselves. The Witness Pamphlet takes them from salvation verses to a prayer, to a warning about insincere prayer, to assurance, to getting contact info for follow-up.  Members read and point to the words.

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Let us know of your interests
If you have an interest in seeing the lost hear the Gospel and some being saved, write and I can set up a time to call and discuss it over the phone, explain how it works, how you get your people involved and how they can begin to grow in soul winning.

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Remember ...
Once members learn how to witness, they will want to talk to their friends, relatives, nieghbors, workmates, schoolmates, etc. THIS WILL BUILD A CHURCH.

If we do not talk, nothing will get done.

That bouncing noise you are hearing is the ball landing in your court.

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G. Steven Andres
Psalms 45:17
Missionary Evangelist
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