I was doing a round about searching on the internet and came to a certain pastor's site who was once a member here. I read how they go out "soul winning" every weekend and how they had 47 people saved this weekend, 20 something another day, etc. When someone asked how many of those came to the church after that, they made fun of him as if the idea of follow up is a joke. I don't know what they mean by "saved", though. Is it people who pray a prayer with them? Is that an accurate number of those who are "saved"? I did post and ask if they do any discipleship with any of these and was promptly banned from the site. Our church has had numerous people saved too but I know an important part of our ministry is discipleship and follow-up - making sure that we're not just making false converts but that these people have the real opportunity for growth. I don't know. There's something about the whole thing that seems...false..to me. What are your thoughts? Can you truly "save" people by going out on the streets and talking to them and getting them to pray a prayer? What if they're just doing it to get rid of these weirdos yet they're saying "Yea! We got 50 people saved this month!" like it's a contest or something!