Follow-up and discipleship are vital to evangelism.
The process involves a volunteer from your church helping a new Christian grow in their faith.
STEP ONE: Visit After Showing JESUS
The volunteer should be trained and prepared to visit the viewer with confidence and ease. If the film was delivered in person, the same person should do the follow-up visit. The visit should begin with a casual conversation, followed by a discussion about the viewer's impression of the film.
The volunteer should then ask if the viewer prayed the salvation prayer after the film. If so, the volunteer should equip the new believer with a Bible and set a time to visit them the following week.
STEP TWO: Pick a Bible Study
The week after the volunteer leaves the initial follow-up literature, the volunteer should take the first of a series of Bible lessons to the new believer.
Suggested Study: "Basic Bible Studies for New and Growing Christians"
Other discipleship studies can be found here.
"Basic Bible Studies for New and Growing Christians" is a series designed by Chic Shaver, and can be purchased from the Foundry website or by phone: 1-800-877-0700.
STEP THREE: Developing a Mentoring Relationship
Each week the volunteer will walk the new believer through the next lesson of a Bible study. The volunteer should attempt to gently guide the new Christian in their faith as needs and questions arise.
It is helpful to recommend the new believer to read the Bible each day, beginning in Luke, keep a journal, and attend a small group or Bible study at church. After a few weeks in the small group, the new believer may be ready to attend a worship service.
STEP FOUR: Spiritual Development
The mentor should work with the new believer to find a daily study to follow the initial Bible study.