The purpose of BCC's outreach team is to glorify God as we equip His people to be laborers who effectively proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all people (1 Cor 2:2-5).
Our goal is to penetrate hearts through Word-centered methodologies coming from many angles to engage the whole body of BCC--thus the many methodologies below. Some will resonate more with a person than others, but the hope is that all methods brought to BCC through the Outreach Team will help develop 1) a deeper culture of evangelism at BCC 2) by helping each of us develop a deeper love for Christ and 3) a deeper desire to share Christ with others.
1. Get your free copy of Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus by Mack Stiles today! This book is free to BCC attenders and members who desire to help BCC continue to build a culture of evangelism. Contact Pastor Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. The Hosptiality Initiative - Learn how to use your home as place for gospel-centered ministry-hospitality! The Hospitality Initiative is not a ministry to sign up for but is a series of 3 short training videos on how to use your home for gospel ministry. Find these videos here, here, and here. Watch them as a family, care group, or ministry team! Guided questions and applications are included in the comments section for each video.
3. How to reach your neighbors for Christ - Read through a series of 6 blog posts Pastor Ben posted to our BCC blog on how to reach your neighbors for Christ. Click here to read them. Have your care group read one a month and discuss or go ahead and start applying today!
4. Learn how to write out your 3 minute story of how you came to place your faith in Christ and how you do it so you don't "lose" your audience. Click here for a resource that can help you.
5. Think you could sound too preachy when trying to talk about Christ with others? Want to have a question-based way of communicating the gospel? Check out the resource here!
6. Want 3 options for starting a spiritual conversation? Click here for help!
Here are ways we are currently developing a culture of evangelism at BCC...
Online Resources (above)
Motivation on the BCC Blog and Outreach Testimonies During Worship Service
Resources and Outreach Bags at Dutch Lane Café
Outreach Opps monthly resource
Sunday School Training (once a year)
Outreach Prayer Groups
Outreach Discussion Coordinators in Care Groups
Outreach Resources at our Online Bookstore
Ministry in Action:
Playtime in the Gym
Door to Door Outreach
New Visitor Follow Up
New Ways in Development:
Bless Every Home
Flyer/Promotion of Outreach Resources
For more information on these resources and the Outreach Team, please contact Ben Davidson, Joel G., Lizzy Blanchard, Dave & Pat Ary, Greg Lara, Jean Cohoon, and Josh Monda.