As some of you know, we had a funeral for a young woman this weekend at our church. This young woman was very popular and there were hundreds of college students who came to say "goodbye". What a ripe audience to hear the Gospel and yet I feel we fell short. There are things looking back now as a Monday morning quarterback that I think we should have done and DH and I were discussing what sorts of things we can do to do better the next time this happens. Of course we grew up with the decisional theology - where we preach the Gospel, ask the crowd that those who want to accept Jesus to pray this prayer following us then to raise their hand afterwards so we can pray with them. I'm not so sure this is the right thing to do or not because these people now walk away thinking their saved but there was nothing done in their hearts. It was a reactionary response and not a true heart response. Maybe some were truly saved through this. I don't know. But culturally, that has been the norm in my circle for many years. What I'm thinking is that we need a follow-up of some sort. We at times have given out books or tracts but I think we truly need a "new believer" resource for those who will not continue in our church and quite possibly, my husband and I will be doing something for this online as well as a physical packet to give to someone. So my question is, how do you handle this sort of thing? Do you do the "pray after me then raise your hand"? Do you think that is good? Do you instead have people come to you so you can speak to them one on one? What resources do you have for those who DO pray? I'd really appreciate your input on this. I'd rather it not get into a debate (hmmm - maybe I shouldn't put this in the debate section of the site then? LOL Oh well) but a discussion of what you have done and what your beliefs/understandings/experiences of this sort of thing are.