Welcome Wagon Ministry

Discussion in 'Missions / Witnessing / eVangelism' started by cannontj, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. cannontj

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    Greetings! Our church is new and is looking for means to outreach in our community. Has anyone every used the Welcome Wagon approach successfully as an outreach? Welcome Wagon no longer exists so we are wanting to take free Business, state, local, tourism, and church info to new movers in our community. We are wandering what organization, approach, insights, pitfalls, and suggestions any would have for this ministry.
    Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. The_Narrow_Road

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    Jan 6, 2003
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    At our Church, we've found the best way to "get to know the people" is to go door to door in the community. When our preacher became the pastor of the Church 2 years ago, he made it a priority to go to each door in the community and visit. This has two objectives, first to present the plan of salvation in hopes of a soul saved. Second to invite the people to the Church. The Church when he got there had around 25 members on Sunday mornings and no outreaches at all. Now, we have around 100 on Sunday mornings and many outreaches. So, the door to door method works. Be faithful to God's work and He'll give the increase.

    God bless, Kenneth

    P.S. Let me be the first "welcome wagon" to say WELCOME TO THE BAPTIST BOARD!
  3. Gina B

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    Dec 30, 2000
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    I think that's a neat idea! Our church would go to new people in the community and invite them, but the list was always outdated and we'd be standing there welcoming someone to town who'd lived here all their lives!
    The welcome wagon idea would be excellent, as long as it's not presented as a "welcome to town, just wanted to make sure you accept Jesus or you're going to hell" thing.
    Keep it what it is, a welcome and an invitation. Make sure you put on any literature that it's sponsored by a church so people don't feel "tricked" when you tell them where you're from.

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