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Evangelism - Preaching Points

Discussion in 'Evangelism, Missions & Witnessing' started by Lone Pilgrim, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. Lone Pilgrim

    Lone Pilgrim New Member

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    I'm thinking of establishing some preaching points in some area towns. I have no denom. support to speak of. With limited funds, what would you do first, what would be your first step? Second step, etc.? This would be for a conservative Baptist Church, no carnivals, selling of chances, etc.
     
  2. Rev. G

    Rev. G New Member

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    Would you please clarify by what you mean by "preaching points"?
     
  3. Lone Pilgrim

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    Rev. G, A "preaching point" would be anywhere a group of listeners could be gathered, with the thought of there being some consistency and continuence for the future. It could be a home, a conference room in a motel/hotel, etc. It obviously helps to have some (or a) contact to start with. I just got a name yesterday of a man in a town about 100 miles away that might be interested in gathering a group of folks to worship and in the future start a church. As we Baptists are "not generally into" carnivals, giving cars away, miracle services, etc., what steps could or should be taken scripturally to aid in establishing the beginnings of a new work. The SBC is more and more going the carnival direction with the block party trailers, give aways, entertainment and so forth. I'm with a more conservative group that doesn't go for a lot of what is now accepted. A "preaching point" is similar to a Bible Study but more formal in the context that it is worship w/prayer, singing, and preaching. What are some positive ways to get the word out? only by His free and sovereign grace, LP

    [ December 13, 2002, 11:16 AM: Message edited by: Lone Pilgrim ]
     
  4. Squire Robertsson

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    So far, you seem to be on the right track. Starting with small group, meeting where you can, with the idea of planting a new church, keeping in mind God has called us to be faithful in our work for Him not necessarily "sucessful".

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  5. dan53

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    I was a church planter in NW Minnesota and utilized several "preaching points". I agree you are on the right track. Bible Studies can be turned into more than just time to learn etc... They can be designed to start churches and "preaching points".

    I have contacted severalfor use of their facilities; granges; and even the city/town halls might let you utilize their space for a time. I would post posters and set a date; pray with the folks who were interested; and then get ready for the services. Several contacts and some decisions were made during "Bless Our Harvest" tour that I did in NW Minnesota.

    Hope this helps. Dan
     
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