F.A.I.T.H. is an ongoing, comprehensive (evangelism and ministry) strategy and process which functions through your existing Sunday School. FAITH equips and mobilizes Sunday School classes to accomplish these ministry “touches.”
- Personal Evangelism/Soul Winning
- Follow-up of new believers
- Reclaiming absentees
- Ministry to regular attenders
WHERE DID FAITH ORIGINATE? FAITH grew from the grassroots, practical, consistent ministry of the First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach, Florida. This church has implemented Evangelism training through the Sunday School since 1985. It has been proven successful. Now, FAITH can be successful in your church! HOW IS FAITH DIFFERENT FROM OTHER EVANGELISTIC TRAINING APPROACHES?
FAITH “marries” Sunday School and evangelism.
The FAITH gospel presentation is easy to learn and simple to use.
FAITH enables your church to realize more public professions of faith, increased baptisms, and stronger assimilation of new members into your fellowship.
FAITH lights a fire of “soul consciousness” in your Sunday School.
FAITH training resources are state of the art and exciting.
WHO IS DOING FAITH NOW? 28 SBC churches “originated” FAITH in January of 1998. Since August 1998 over 6,500 churches have been equipped at a FAITH Training Clinic. Encourage leaders from your church to enroll in a clinic today. WHAT CHURCHES CAN DO FAITH? ANY CHURCH of ANY SIZE with a Sunday School, and a pastor who is willing to lead, can successfully use the FAITH Sunday School Evangelism Strategy. WHO SHOULD DO FAITH IN OUR CHURCH? At least one FAITH team should be created, initially, in each age division in your Sunday School (including preschool and children leaders). A FAITH Team consists of three people (a leader who has already received training and two learners) who are all members of the same Sunday School unit. FAITH teams reproduce themselves within their unit each semester. HOW LONG IS FAITH TRAINING? A FAITH training semester is 16 weeks. This gives each Team Learner opportunity to learn the Gospel Presentation, see it modeled several times during visitation and get to the point where he or she can lead visits where the gospel is shared. Each weekly session of FAITH, including teaching, visiting, and celebrating lasts approximately 3 hours. A church should plan to conduct two semesters of training each year. WILL OUR CHURCH MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN FAITH? YES! Because:
- FAITH reduces task load on your active members.
- FAITH builds people up rather than using them up.
- FAITH creates a Great Commission vision.
- FAITH revitalizes Sunday School and church life.
- FAITH develops confidence in personal soul winning.
- FAITH produces measurable, noticeable results in Sunday School class attendance.
Facts About FAITH
FAITH is an ongoing, comprehensive evangelism, ministry, and assimilation strategy that functions through your Sunday School ministry.
FAITH grew from the ministry of First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, Florida over a 12-year period of time and it has been proven successful.
FAITH is taught at a time during the week that is set aside for FAITHinstruction and visitation.
A FAITH semester lasts for 16 weeks. Each weekly session of FAITH, including visitation and reporting, lasts approximately 3 hours.
At least one FAITH Team should be created for each age division in your Sunday School. A FAITH Team is comprised of one Team Leader and two Learners.
Twenty-eight SBC churches originated FAITH in January 1998. Today more than 5000 churches have been equipped at a FAITH Clinic. NewFAITH churches are being added weekly.
ANY CHURCH OF ANY SIZE can successfully implement the FAITHSunday School Evangelism Strategy® with the committed leadership of its pastor and a Sunday School that is willing to obey the Great Commission.
You will receive all of the FAITH training and teaching resources necessary to start implementing FAITH in your church when you attend a FAITH Clinic or National FAITH Institute.
The FAITH gospel presentation is simple and easy to learn.
FAITH enables your church to realize more public professions of faith, increased baptisms, and stronger assimilation of new members into your church.
FAITH builds people rather than using them as workers. FAITH builds Great Commission Christians.
FAITH revitalizes Sunday School and church life.
FAITH develops confidence for soul-winning.