Thursday, May 3, 2018

411 Disciple-Making Training | Thursday May 17 1130-1

What do you do once someone in your ministry has decided to start following Jesus?

What we usually do is say: Hey, that's great! Come to church with me.

And that period signifies the end of our early discipleship of a new believer. Of course gathering with believers is important, but should it really be the end of our discipleship?

Ryan Anderson (Peoria Youth for Christ) and I are going to be training a great tool to kick-start that disciple-making process of a new believer. It's called the 411 Disciple-Making Tool and it trains you to train others to answer four basic questions:

  • Why do we make disciples?
  • Who do we reach?
  • What do we say?
  • When do we do it?

Thursday, May 17th at 1130-1 at the Christian Center in Peoria. I'd love for you to join us! Let me know if you want details. (Lunch is included for $5).

(If you're interested but that day/time doesn't work, let me know and we can schedule another time.)

PS: The 411 also works great for existing believers too.

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Each blog post = one Gospel share

When I was brain-storming for my "Who do we reach?" I thought of Mitchell.  I hadn't talked to him in a few years, but a simple text that said "How can I pray for you?" ended up with a coffee meeting where I was able to share the Gospel with him.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Save the Date: Gospel Conversation Training Saturday June 9

In the greater Peoria area there are 250,000+ people living without Jesus in their lives. At least half of them will never set foot in a traditional church. What's it gonna take to bring the Gospel to them?

This one day training will equip and challenge you to share the Gospel and make disciples with everyone in your world.

Learn how to:

  • Naturally take a conversation from "Hello" to the Gospel. 
  • Share the Gospel in a simple and effective way. 
  • Help people take their next steps towards Jesus. 
  • Start a simple discipleship process. 

Saturday June 9, 9am-4pm.

RSVP through Google Calendar (below) or send an email to pheaney2[at]gmail.com



Other details: 
  • Bring $5 to cover lunch. 
  • Specific location TBD based on how many people register.

A quick Gospel Share story, which I was able to do thanks to training like this!

Karl is one of those guys I see every time I go to the coffee shop. Every. Single. Time. We've gotten to know each other through friendly conversations, even touching on church and religion. I finally was brave enough to say: "I've been wanting to show you something, do you have a couple minutes so I can draw you a picture of what I believe?" He said Yes and I shared the 3 Circles.  It's really that simple.

Friday, March 16, 2018

411 Disciple-making Tool - Monday at 1

What do you do once someone has decided to start following Jesus?

What we usually do in American Christianity is say: "Hey, that's great! Come to church." (And that period that I just typed signifies the end of our early discipleship of a new believer.)

I'm going to be training a great tool to kick-start that disciple-making process of a new believer.

The 411 trains you to train others in 4 basic questions:
Why do we make disciples?
Who do we reach?
What do we say?
When do we do it?

Monday, March 19th at 1pm. I'd love for you to join us! Let me know if you want details.

(If you're interested but Monday doesn't work, let me know and we can schedule another time.)

PS: The 411 also works great for existing believers too.

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Each blog post = one Gospel share
Using the 3 Questions over text messages and the 3 Circles in person I was able to share with Earnest. He had some spiritual interest (a "yellow light") and I'll be following up with him again.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Gospel Sharing Training - March 23

On Friday March 23rd, 6-8pm we're going to hold another Gospel Sharing Training.

If we want to see our area reached with the Good News it starts with the people God has put in our lives. We'll be learning how to start a spiritual conversation, how to share the Good News, and what you do after that.
Other details:
- You're welcome to bring people along. We've got space for about 15 people so let us know who would be coming.
- Eat before you come.
- Kids are welcome, if they've decided to follow Jesus we'd love for them to participate in the training too!

Let me know if you'd like to come and I'll get you more details.

(If you're interested but the day/time doesn't work out let me know that too. We'll hopefully schedule more trainings soon.)