The typical evangelism approach segregates the Church into the gifted and the ungifted – the called and those who don’t sense God speaking to them regarding the Good News. A very small percentage of the church world feels naturally gifted at evangelism and outreach. It’s clear that if we hope to make headway in this vital realm will need to do business differently.
Consider this: deep down everybody at your church wants to do ministry. It may be true that they don’t know what they want to do–they may not know how they’re going to proceed forward, but if they can get just a bit of a vision they would be enthused about doing ministry.
Give your people something practical to do. Put them to work! Their greatest desire is to see God build something significant through their hands. Something as simple as giving way bottles of water can work wonders in the esprit de corps of your people. For about $.25 per bottle you can revolutionize the very heart of your church. Go for it!