F.A.I.T.H. training is designed to disciple our members to effectively share the gospel and minister through Sunday School relationships; equip you to clearly share the Gospel with anyone at anytime; and to strengthen and build our Sunday School.
Our first goal is accomplished as Learners develop a clear understanding of the F.A.I.T.H. Visit Outline. The second goal is accomplished as Teams are formed from within the same Sunday School class, department, or division.
Teams visit prospects for their class and department. They try to enroll those prospects who are not involved in any church's Bible study and who agree to be enrolled. Teams also minister to their class members.
The Bible is clear about our responsibility to be a disciple of Christ and His witness. The following verses are just a few indicating this all-important command: Matthew 28:19–20; Mark 1:17; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47–48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; Acts 8:4. In the New Testament witness means being a verbal witness, one person telling another the Good News of the Gospel.
In F.A.I.T.H. Training, which we have based on 2 Timothy 2:1–2, we can multiply ourselves as disciple-makers and active witnesses. The good news of salvation which we have received, we are to pass on to others and equip them to pass it on as well. F.A.I.T.H. helps us multiply our witness.
Why do we have F.A.I.T.H. training? Because the Bible commands us to do what F.A.I.T.H. provides.
What Benefits Do We Receive?
The next semester of FAITH began August 18, 2015 and meets on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like more information on FAITH, please contact Bob Barton at 904-781-0618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each week on Tuesday we will meet at the church for classroom training. In Teaching Time, we use F.A.I.T.H. resources to learn how to make ministry and evangelistic visits. You will be on a three-person team representing your Sunday School class or department.
After the class session each week, we will visit prospects for our class. The Team Leader will present the Gospel to those who need and express interest in hearing, and you watch and listen to what we call the F.A.I.T.H. Visit Outline. We also make ministry visits to our class members as the need arises. We usually visit for about an hour and 15 minutes.
We then return to the church for what we call Celebration Time. This is when teams report the results of their visits.
During the week, at your own time and pace, you will have Home Study Assignments to supplement what you are learning in the classroom and from visits. This personal time will help you journal your experience and focus on ways God is helping you in your journey of faith.
This question brings us back to YOU. How will YOU commit to serving God through this exciting Sunday School discipleship strategy?
F.A.I.T.H. VISIT OUTLINE
"F" is for FORGIVENESS. We cannot have eternal life and heaven without God's forgiveness.
"A" is for AVAILABLE. Forgiveness is available.
Forgiveness is available for all...
...but not automatic.
"I" is for IMPOSSIBLE. It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven.
Question: But how can a sinful person enter heaven, where God allows no sin?
"T" is for TURN.
Question: If you were driving down the road and someone asked you to turn, what would s/he be asking you do to? To change direction.
To turn means to repent.
"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9)
"H" is for HEAVEN
Heaven is eternal life: