The Lay Witness Mission is a strategy for evangelism that encourages laypersons to share their faith journeys with others. It encourages the formation of small groups that are vital to the ongoing ministry of your local church. It also incorporates a model for reaching out to friends, neighbors, relatives, and colleagues by inviting them into homes for fellowship and discussion. It engages the congregation in prayer ministries that become a vibrant part of a healthy church. The Lay Witness Mission includes a recommended 6 month preparation period, a weekend spiritual renewal experience, and a time of follow-up which includes the formation of new small groups for study, prayer, and ministry. The local church leadership is provided by laypersons with the encouragement of the pastor.