Item description for Opening the Door: Tools for Leading an Evangelistic Bible StudyIncludes a reproducible study of the Gospel of Luke by Ron Bennett, Larry Glabe & The Navigators...
Overview Reaching the unchurched in today's society is a challenging mission requiring new discipleship techniques and tools. Opening the Door is a user-friendly guide full of tips on preparation, being an effective facilitator, and recruiting new seekers. The included Discovery Guide worksheets can be photocopied for multiple use and make great take-home handouts for seekers. Discussion sessions easily fit into an hour break at a restaurant, home, or office. Whether you're a "natural" evangelist just looking for innovative discipleship methods, or a new group leader in need of a structured plan, you'll definitely want to add Opening the Door to your expanding ministry toolbox.
Publishers Description Reaching unbelieversA discipleship tool to help you reach anyone, anywhere Introducing others to Christ in today's society is a challenging mission. In the past, merely inviting people to church was an effective way to get them interested in Christianity. But times have changed, and so should our evangelistic approach. We need new strategies, updated discipleship tools, and unique ways to present these tools.Opening the Door meets these criteria. Intended to be non-threatening, this user-friendly workbook is full of tips on preparation, being an effective facilitator, and recruiting new seekers. Session planning is easy--just choose one of the twenty-one Discovery Guides. Each Discovery Guide is contained on a single sheet of paper and includes a Scripture passage from the gospel of Luke and eight relevant discussion questions. Other important features of Opening the Door: The Discovery Guides can be photocopied and used for every new group or individual you intend to reachSince leaders and seekers explore the passages together, little preparation is requiredScripture passages are readily available on the worksheets so they don't have to be looked up in a BibleThe flexible format allows you to select the passages that best fit your audienceYou can use the suggested topic sequences or make up your ownDiscussions can be completed in less than an hour at a restaurant, home, or officeIncludes a leader's guide, pages for note-taking, and background information on each of the selected ScripturesWhether you're a "natural" evangelist just looking for innovative discipleship methods, or a new group leader in need of a structured plan, you'll definitely want to add Opening the Door to your expanding ministry toolbox.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 7.38" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Nov 19, 2002
Publisher NavPress Publishing Group
ISBN 1576833461 ISBN13 9781576833469
Availability 0 units.
More About Ron Bennett, Larry Glabe & The Navigators
RON BENNETT joined the staff of The Navigators in 1970 and has led ministries on college campuses, in the military, and in the community, in addition to serving as interim pastor for the local church. He and his family reside in the Kansas City area, where he coaches and consults churches and ministry leaders. A member of the National Leadership Team of The Navigators' Church Discipleship Ministry, Ron is the author of Intentional Disciplemaking and coauthor of Opening the Door. JOHN PURVIS has been immersed in discipling others for over forty years. He served with The Navigators for over thirty years, training and providing Christian growth and discipling materials for the organization's staff and leadership, both in the United States and overseas. An ardent discipler of students and adults, John lives in Frederick, Colorado, with his wife, Ruth.
Ron Bennett currently resides in Kansas City, in the state of Kansas. Ron Bennett was born in 1954.