WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
When groups practice “relationship evangelism,” more people get saved than using any other method. Yes…when groups invite people who don’t know Christ to belong to their Bible Study (enroll), at least one of every three will get saved.
WHAT DO I DO?
Your group should really be a community of evangelism where lost people can “belong” before they believe.
REASON ONE: In today’s world, allowing people to “test drive” Christianity is essential. Many Americans have a positive view of Jesus but a negative view of Christianity. The greatest possibility for someone not interested in Christianity getting saved is by inviting them to belong to a group (enroll). These group members must love them and allow them to learn more about Jesus by studying the book he wrote.
REASON TWO: Many individuals are curiously seeking answers to spiritual questions. These people will respond to an invitation to explore Christianity. When you invite this person to belong by enrolling them in your class, you will have the opportunity to speak truth to them in a time when they are in a posture to receive it.
REASON THREE: Many people already have a belief in God, they just need to realize the Jesus is God. These people need a group of people who will admonish them with the truth of God’s Word and will share their story of salvation so that they will respond and proclaim Jesus is LORD.
Mark Miller, Tennessee Baptist Convention