Benefits

1. To help shift the paradigm in doing evangelism

    a. away from event-only evangelism to process evangelism, where every pastor and member acknowledges the call for "every member a minister"

    b. from seeing people as targets to treating them like Jesus did - as friends and equals, while sharing the story of what God has done for our lives personally

    c. from dropping new believers as soon as they're baptised, to nurturing them into full Christian maturity and spiritual strength over time.

 

2. To inspire pastors

    a. because no matter how frustrating evangelism may seem, there really is a way to better understand the people they want to reach

    b. to lead their churches toward purposeful involvement with the local community

    c. that there are proven and effective ways to evangelise postmodern generation

    d. to remember that discipleship takes time, sometimes years, and just because it doesn't always pay off in big immediate numbers doesn't mean it isn't effective.

 

3. To unite members

    a. behind a strategy for reaching their community that puts each of them to work sharing their own experience with God

    b. in the realisation that they are not alone in a confusing and changing culture, but they can still be authentic Seventh-day Adventist Christians in today's world

    c. as they feel valued and appreciated because their local and world church is willing to understand their contemporary generation.

 

4. To increase the number of disciples

    a. pastors and members will apply the principles which will make the approach relevant and meeting the needs of people

    b. pastors and members will apply the process evangelism rather than event evangelism

    c. pastors and members will work on the gift based ministry principle

    d. pastors and members will have full commitment in doing evangelism which will make more disciples of Christ.


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