And Jesus came and said to them, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:18-20)
Jesus’ plan to reach the world was for His followers to intentionally go out into the community and neighborhoods to interact with those around us as well as continue that mission around the world. We like to say the “mission” has a church, the “church” doesn’t have a mission. We seek to utilize our community groups to serve in community events, leverage our Benevolence program to help those in need and encourage people to engage the people in their circle of influence in spiritual conversations that lead to sharing the gospel. Wells Branch Community Church also engages in an intentional mission to go to those far from God both near and far through our summer Great Adventure.
Go With Us:
We have a team of faithful men and women who go weekly to pray and care for our neighbors. If you are interested in joining them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLESS is a simple, straightforward approach to evangelism. It is less about the particular methods of sharing the gospel or sharing your testimony, and more about caring for the people in your life. The different aspects of BLESS can be used in any order and are all important ways we can care for one another.
B: Begin with Prayer
Pray for people in your life who are far from God. Ask God, “How do you want to use me to bless the people in my life?” And be open to hearing the answer.
L: Listen with Care
Show that you care by paying attention to people’s dreams and struggles. Listen for evidence of God’s work in their lives.
E: Eat Together
Share meals and life with people in your life who do not know God.
S: Serve in Love
Be attentive to opportunities God provides you to care for people and attend to their needs.
S: Share Stories
Look for ways to share the story of Jesus and how He has transformed your life. Share all the good things God has done for you and all the tough things He has brought you through.