Weekly Update | August 18, 2022
Weekly Newsletter 08/18/2022
Peace to you, dear church!
On behalf of the elder board, I want to remind you, beloved, that this year we are especially emphasizing growth in evangelism. We talk more about personal evangelism, share more about our experiences, and oftentimes begin our meetings with prayer for the people we evangelize. And now here is another step towards helping us grow in personal evangelism.
What we’re proposing will help inform and equip us. We want to give all the members of the church an opportunity to try being on the “frontlines of evangelism.” Starting in September, every Sunday we will actively reach out to the people who live around the church. How will this work?
Every home group, in some order, will stay after the church services for lunch, a 30-minute training, and then go into the neighborhood to evangelize. Each group will receive specific instructions and a map of the streets which they’ll need to cover.
Every group will not only receive a concise training on evangelizing, but they will also receive New Testaments and gospel tracks to give out to people. This method is called “door-to-door.” In groups of 2-3 people, we will go to each house and start conversations, invite people to church, offer gospel tracks and bibles, and if they’re open to talk, share with them the good news.
I will remind you once again that this method of evangelism does not fit our daily evangelism (we, of course, normally spend our time at work or school), but this method provides valuable experience. Such a method will help us gain experience in working with people, will show us that our fears of sharing the gospel are unfounded, and, of course, people around the church will hear the gospel and will be invited to church.
This is yet another reason to join a home group this fall!
Please pray that all questions regarding this ministry will be solved.
Continue supporting the churches working among the people who have suffered from the war in Ukraine: https://gfchurch.com/ukraine/
The Scripture memory text – Psalm 51:18-1918 Do good to Zion in your good pleasure; build up the walls of Jerusalem;
19 then will you delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on your altar.
Below are the services and meetings for this weekend:
Today, Thursday (7:00 PM) – Prayer service in the cafeteria
- – Worship Service in Russian at 9:00 AM
- – Worship Service in English at 11:15 AM
- – August 27 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) – Staff Prayer Retreat (all members are invited)
- – August 28 (5:00 PM) – Family Evening Service
- – September 2-5 – Camp UNITED (Youth ministry)
- – September 23-24 – Family & Marriage Seminar
On behalf of the elders of GFC