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EVANGEL ASSEMBLY 2300 Old Bainbridge Road Tallahassee, Florida 32303 850.385.1815 www.EvangelAG.org Teryl Todd, Lead Pastor

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DARE TO BE

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LETTER FROM PASTOR TODD

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VISION & MISSION & CORE VALUES

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NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH

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STRATEGY DEFINITIONS

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CONNECT: CONNECTION STRATEGY

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CONNECT: WORSHIP STRATEGY

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GROW: DISCIPLESHIP STRATEGY

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SERVE: GIFTS STRATEGY

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SERVE: EVANGELISM STRATEGY

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WILL YOU TAKE THE DARE?

* Photos Courtesy of Steffi David

›› www.facebook.com/polishedarrow

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Do you remember when you were a kid and you would use the expression, “I dare you?” As a child, you had no limitations. You dared your friends to take on new challenges. You dared your friends to do something that caused them to step outside of their comfort zone. That was part of the game. Doing the unexpected was what made the game so much fun. As you grew older, you began to set limitations on yourself, shy away from new challenges and embrace the normal. The word “dare” no longer exists in your vocabulary. It has become a childish game that we encourage little kids not to play. The Bible is full of people who “dared” to live for something greater than themselves. They didn’t just make a difference in an individual’s life, but they made such an impact that it has been felt throughout every generation and we still feel it today. Don’t be satisfied with normal. Don’t be satisfied with your self-placed limitations. Embrace what God wants to do in you and through you and dare to…BE!

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Dear Friends, These are truly exciting days! This booklet is a brief summary of hundreds of hours of work that has been done over the last twenty months by a cross-section of Evangel leaders, including Focus Groups, Strategy Teams, and a Vision Team. Our Vision Team has focused on three major objectives: › To evaluate the effectiveness of all the major areas of ministry in our church; › To research current strategies of ministry that are proving to be the most productive; and › To make strategic recommendations designed to propel Evangel toward our God-given Vision to reach the Tallahassee area with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! In the book of Acts, the church is focused on a few major areas of ministry: Worship, Fellowship (what we call, ‘Connection’), Discipleship, Outreach Evangelism, and Anointed Gifts Ministry. Our Vision process has focused on these five major areas, and this booklet details a three-year strategy for ministry in each of these areas. We have already started implementing some of these plans, and others will be developed and carried out in the days ahead. Some of the strategic plans are greater in scope than anything we have ever attempted before. In order for us to accomplish and fulfill them, we must continuously bathe them in prayer, and join our hearts and hands to work together. Our Sunday morning ministry focus will continue to be to reach the lost and to raiseup fully devoted followers of Christ. And on Wednesdays we will continue to train and disciple leaders and disciples. › › › ›

Now is Now is Now is Now is

the the the the

time time time time

for us to mobilize this body of believers for ministry! for Evangel to make an impact on Tallahassee! to commit ourselves to this strategy to move forward! to dare to be!

May God’s blessing rest on us as together we raise up fully devoted followers of Christ who are love-with-skin-on for a hurting world!

Teryl W. Todd

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VISION MISSION VALUES OUR VISION “Developing fully devoted followers of Christ who are love-with-skin-on to a hurting world.”

OUR MISSION TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

TO LIVE OUT THE GREAT COMMANDMENT “Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’” Matthew 22:37 //6


CORE VALUES AND BEHAVIORS “Let there be real harmony among you so there won’t be any split in the church. I plead with you to be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.” 1 Corinthians 1:10 LB

Word-Driven The Bible is the infallible, inspired and authoritative guide for faith and life.

Spirit Empowered We depend on the empowerment of the Holy Spirit for life and ministry. We expect God to bring His ‘super-‘ to our ‘-natural’ resulting in people finding Jesus and miracles taking place.

Great Commission-Directed We are committed to reaching the world and Tallahassee with the Gospel of Christ.

Great Commandment-Minded We are committed to loving God and loving others.

Committed to Prayer Prayer is not just one of the things we do, but the main thing we must do if any of our endeavors are going to be successful.

Equipping & Empowering People Our goal is for every believer to understand that he or she is a minister, and every Christian is to be involved in ministry.

Next Generation Focused We honor those who have laid a path before us, and focus on reaching and equipping the next generation.

Serving A people who go the extra mile to love and serve others, by being love-with-skin-on.

Relevant We strive to communicate biblical truth in a simple and understandable way.

Committed To Excellence We never stop learning and growing, but are committed to continuous improvement and reaching our full kingdom potential.

A Heart Of Generosity We approach life with an open hand and not a clenched fist, knowing that God will provide what we need to fulfill His will.

Extravagant Faith We live in full anticipation that God will do in our church and ministry those things we are willing to believe Him for and trust Him to do. //7


N E W T E S TA M E N T C H U R C H

The church building is for worship and training. Ministry

Acts 2:42-47 (NKJV) 42

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And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship,

in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all

who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their

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possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. 46

the marketplace.�

So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,

—Dr. Ron MacManus

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praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to

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STRATEGY DEFINITIONS CONNECTION STRATEGY

“I dream of a church where fellowship is an expression of God’s love demonstrated in life-giving relationships that are multi-generational, real, forgiving, inviting, and fun.”

WORSHIP STRATEGY “I dream of a Church where worship is an authentic, Spirit-filled lifestyle that is Biblical, intimate, relevant, and life-changing.”

DISCIPLESHIP STRATEGY “I dream of a church where discipleship is equipping, training, and mentoring believers through the Word of God to be disciplined followers who grow in Christ and in turn disciple others.”

GIFTS MINISTRY STRATEGY “I dream of a church where every member is a minister who has discovered their spiritual gifts and confidently exercises these gifts in love.”

EVANGELISM STRATEGY “I dream of a church where evangelism is a lifestyle that reveals God’s love and demonstrates compassion to people through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.” //9


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I dream of a church where fellowship is an expression of God’s love demonstrated in life-giving relationships that are multi-generational, real, forgiving, inviting, and fun. “Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.” (Ephesians 4:14-15) Connecting people into the body of Christ and helping them become “fully devoted followers of

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Christ who are love-with-skin-on to a hurting world” is more than an event; it’s a process. It goes so much deeper than attending church on a Sunday morning. At Evangel, we believe that God never intended us to do life alone. Therefore, we want to be intentional in helping people connect at Evangel through Groups and our Serve Teams.


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CONNECTION PROCESS NEXT LUNCHEON

ON RAMPS On ramps represent various ways people are initially exposed to Evangel Assembly.

SUNDAY SERVICE Guest Process Begins and Invitation to Next Luncheon

WEDNESDAY NIGHT GROUPS Guest Process Begins and Invitation to Next Luncheon

EVENTS AND GROUP MEETINGS

A monthly luncheon designed to connect guests and attenders who have been at Evangel for less than one year.

WEEK 1 – CONNECT › › › › › ›

› Importance of Worship › Importance of Fellowship and Connecting with Others

Introduction of All Staff Pastors History of Evangel Assembly The Tenure History of the Todd’s Vision of Evangel Assembly Connect, Grow, Serve Expectations Explanation of Covenant Partnership

WEEK 2 – GROW › Importance Of Personal Discipleship

WEEK 3 – SERVE

Connect, Grow, Serve Class

CHURCH-WIDE OUTREACH EVENTS Invitation to Sunday Service A specific action or step that helps individuals connect with others and experience God’s purpose for their lives. //12

A three-week class held every month that reveals God’s essential components to living a significant life.

The Next Luncheon would include:

Invitation to Sunday Service and Invitation to Next Luncheon

CONNECT, GROW, SERVE CLASS

› Importance of Outreach › Craft Personal Testimony › Importance of Serving

Get Involved in a Group and Serve Examples › Serve for a Day › Group Expo › Pastor’s Wednesday Night Group › DiscoverU


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GUEST PROCESS Guest receives a Guest Bag at Guest Services Each bag contains a Next Luncheon Postcard, Group Brochure, and a Vision Postcard

Welcome Phone Call

Welcome Letter from Pastor

Email with Video Invitation from Pastor Todd to Next Luncheon

Email with Encouraging Video from Pastor Todd

Phone Call from Connections Pastor

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“I dream of a Church where worship is an authentic, Spirit-filled lifestyle that is Biblical, intimate, relevant, and life-changing.” “But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now— when true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4: 23-24)

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At Evangel, we believe worship is a lifestyle. Our worship ministry helps believers worship the Lord in spirit and in truth. Worship includes prayer, fine arts, media, sound, and music. It is our desire to praise God, and declare His works throughout the world.


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2015-2016 STRATEGIES

FIRST WEDNESDAYS

ANNUAL WORSHIP CONFERENCE

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2014-2015 STRATEGIES GROW

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A designated day for church-wide prayer and fasting each month

SUNDAY PRAYER TIME Sanctuary will be open on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. for prayer.

SERMON SERIES One series each year on prayer

DEVELOP A PRAYER SERVE TEAM Provides leadership and training of intercessors and scheduled fasts

DEVELOP A MUSIC SERVE TEAM

DEVELOP A WORSHIP SERVE TEAM (PARENT TEAM) Provides leadership and oversees entire worship department

DEVELOP A MEDIA SERVE TEAM Provides leadership and training for audio, lighting, graphics, and TV production

2016-2017 STRATEGIES DEVELOP A FINE ARTS SERVE TEAM Provides leadership and training for drama, art, creative writing, etc.

Provides leadership and training for adult and next generation musicians and vocalists

CHILDREN’S TAKEOVER SERVICE

NIGHTS OF WORSHIP

YOUTH TAKEOVER SERVICE

Wednesday nights of worship in spring, summer, and fall

Children take over the adult service on a Sunday morning.

Teenagers take over the adult service on a Sunday morning.

DEVELOP THE EVANGEL FINE ARTS INSTITUTE Recruit, train, and inspire future musicians and vocalists within our church and community //16

RECORD AN ORIGINAL WORSHIP ALBUM


WORSHIP GOALS 120

Worship Volunteers

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I dream of a church where discipleship is equipping, training, and mentoring believers through the Word of God to be disciplined followers who grow in Christ and in turn disciple others. “The man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence indeed is the Lord, is blessed. He will be like a tree planted by water: it sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn’t fear when heat comes, and its foliage remains green. It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

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We were never intended to live life alone. We were designed to live in community. From the beginning of time, God has eternally existed as one God in relationship with three persons (the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit). This is why GROUPS are essential to the growth of the believer. We were built to function in relationship with God and with one another.


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GROUPS HOW WE DISCIPLE PEOPLE AT EVANGEL

2014-2015 STRATEGIES

TYPES OF GROUPS

IMPLEMENT DISCIPLESHIP GROWTH CHART (SEE PAGE 22)

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SEMESTER GROUPS Semester Groups are set up on a semester rotation. There are a variety of groups to choose from which meet on various days and times and are typically located at someone’s house or in the community. Each group has around 8-12 people and they meet for 10-12 week semesters.

INTEREST GROUPS Interest Groups are based on a common interest and are typically centered around fellowship. They can be semester based or ongoing. Types of Interest Groups can be but aren’t limited to Primetimers Group, Men’s Group, Women’s Group, Softball, Evangel Mommies, etc.

GROWTH GROUPS Growth Groups meet on Sunday mornings on the Evangel campus and are typically year round groups. They provide an opportunity to develop meaningful relationships while being equipped to live out the purpose God has for them.

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This three-year rollout is essential in ensuring that children through adults possess the Biblical foundation to live a life fully devoted to Christ.

GROUP EXPO Orientation for all new group leaders. Group expos are held at the beginning of the spring and fall groups semester and provides an opportunity to learn more about individual groups and meet group leaders.

NEW GROUP LEADER ORIENTATIONS


2015-2016 STRATEGIES

2016-2017 STRATEGIES

IMPLEMENT DISCIPLESHIP GROWTH CHART (SEE PAGE 22)

IMPLEMENT DISCIPLESHIP GROWTH CHART (SEE PAGE 22)

Essential in ensuring that children through adults possess the Biblical foundation to live a life fully devoted to Christ.

GROUP LEADER TRAINING AND RESOURCES Training on lesson preparation, classroom management, teacher expectations, policies and procedures, etc.

GROUP LEADERS GATHERING Gathering once a year for encouragement and inspiration.

LOVE-WITH-SKIN-ON PROJECTS (LWSO PROJECTS) Each group will be asked to do one love-with-skin-on project per semester and we will document their project. It will then be shared with the congregation.

ESSENTIALS FOR TEENS

This three-year rollout is essential in ensuring that children through adults possess the Biblical foundation to live a life fully devoted to Christ.

Develop and implement an 8-week class to help teach teenager new believers the essential elements to a growing relationship with God.

ESSENTIALS FOR ADULTS Develop and implement an 8-week class to help teach adult new believers the essential elements to a growing relationship with God.

IMPLEMENT RIGHTNOW MEDIA Video-driven groups curriculum for children, teenagers, and adults.

GROUPS GOALS

Develop group leader training materials For adults, youth, and children Hold the first group leader training and begin to implement the new training material.

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60% of adults attending a group Twice a year hold a group leader Training for adults, youth & children Purchase Rightnow Media and begin training leaders

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ELEMENTARY God is love and He sent a Savior for me.

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CORE TOPICS God made the world God made me

PRESCHOOL God created me and everything I see.

The Discipleship Growth Process is a CORE TOPICS

comprehensive plan to ensure that children through adults develop the Biblical foundation to live a life fully devoted to Christ.

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God loves me. God is love. There is only one God. God is in Heaven.

BIRTH

CORE TOPICS The characteristics of God The gospel message The Holy Spirit Worship Prayer Missions and Evangelism

There is a God and He loves me. CORE TOPICS Building healthy marriages Parenting Tithing and stewardship


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God has a purpose for my life and with that purpose I can change the world.

God has a purpose for my life and He has called me to impart my knowledge and His wisdom to the next generation.

8-week new believers class for adults which teaches the basic practices in creating a firm foundation as a believer.

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Finding my purpose Evangelism Giving and stewardship Dating and Christ-centered relationships

God loves me. God is love. There is only one God. God is in Heaven.

ADULTS God’s Word provides solutions to my circumstances and I will trust Him in all things.

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God’s choices should be my choices and the Holy Spirit empowers me to make God choices.

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8-week new believers class for students which teaches the basic practices in creating a firm foundation as a believer.

CORE TOPICS Faith Men’s and women’s groups Care groups (Divorce, Grief, Single Mom’s, Recovery, etc.) Tithing and stewardship

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G I F T S M I N I STRY STR ATE GY I dream of a church where every member is a minister who has discovered their spiritual gifts and confidently exercises these gifts in love.

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“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” (1 Peter 4:10-11)

but that doesn’t mean they have experienced God’s

Jesus loved and served people so they could feel His love for them. Serving is a tangible expression of the love of God. People may know that God loves them,

to be used inside and outside of the church to share

love in a practical way. At Evangel, we believe that God has given every believer a variety of spiritual gifts His love and fulfill His purposes (1 Corinthians 12).


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2014-2015 STRATEGIES SERVE

SERVE HUBS (ONLINE) Develop an area on the website that lists each serve team and provides people an opportunity to contact the team coach and learn more about any given team.

SERVE FOR A DAY Provides an opportunity for people to try out a team without any commitment. It will be held every other month.

SERMON SERIES Series preached twice per year about serving and why it’s important for every believers’ growth.

VIP MEETINGS Pre-service meeting for all Serve Teams that cast VISION, give INFORMATION about the service and PRAY together.

SHADOWING This is a required first step for all new volunteers that helps them get comfortable with their new role before they are released on their own.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT Once a year, we will honor all volunteers with a banquet and special gifts for their service at Evangel. //26

LOVE-WITH-SKIN-ON AWARDS Each year, we will present a handful of Love-With-Skin-On Awards to people who faithfully serve and reflect Evangel’s vision.

2015-2016 STRATEGIES DEVELOP INTEREST CARDS Informational cards posted in various locations around the church that contain information about each team and contact information for the Team Coach.

SERVE HUBS Build several areas around the church where interest cards are displayed giving information about every serve team at Evangel.

SUNDAY MORNING DISCOVERU GROUP Class designed to help people find their purpose. It will be held periodically on Sunday morning for four consecutive weeks.

QUARTERLY LEADERSHIP SUMMITS Every quarter, all serve teams come together on a Monday night for a leadership teaching by the Pastor and individual team training by the Serve Team Coach.


MONTHLY EMAILS

QUARTERLY SERVE TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Every month, serve team leaders will send an email to their team giving encouragement and inspiration.

Every quarter, we will develop a video highlighting a serve team member who serves faithfully at Evangel.

ABOVE AND BESIDE RELATIONSHIPS

CALCULATE PERCENTAGE OF SPECTATORS VS. PARTICIPATORS

Serve Team Coaches will be strategic in helping new volunteers connect with people above them (Serve Team Leaders) and beside them (Serve Team Members).

Each year we will determine an overall percentage of how many people are serving at Evangel.

30-DAY CHECKLIST

This calculation will help us see how many people are moving from being interested in serving to actually serving.

Develop a 30-day process in Church Community Builder that helps the new volunteer connect quicker. This process is followed for every new volunteer.

CALCULATE SIGNUP TO SHOWUP RATE

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DISCOVERU GROUP Class designed to help people find their purpose. It will be held periodically on Wednesday evenings for four consecutive weeks.

COMMUNICATE AHEAD OF TIME To the best of our ability, we will communicate important information ahead of time to all volunteers.

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2015-2016 STRATEGIES SERVE

SATURDAY INTENSIVE DISCOVERU GROUP Class designed to help people find their purpose. It will be held on one Saturday a year and will cover all the material in one day.

ANNUAL GOAL SETTING Pastor will meet with all team coaches and set goals for the following year for recruitment, training, and events.

LOVE-WITH-SKIN-ON PROJECTS Each Serve Team will be asked to do one love-with-skin-on project per year.

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SERVE TEAMS Usher Team Greeter Team Security Team Parking Lot Team Connection Center Team Guest Services Team Altar Team Media Team Music Team Fine Arts Team Worship Team Youth Team Children’s Team Communion Team Special Events Team Helping Hands Team Coffee Team Groups Leader Team


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Volunteers who serve within their designated Serve Team.

TEAM LEADERS

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Assists Team Coach in implementing overall team vision.

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Directional Leader over designated Serve Team.

RESPONSIBILITY Resource to each Team Coach and ensures vision fullfillment.

RESPONSIBILITY

SERVE TEAM PYRAMID Serve Team defined › A team whose primary focus is to use their spiritual gifts and talents to serve those within the church.

Final authority and primary vision-caster.

STAFF PASTOR

LEAD PASTOR

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I dream of a church where evangelism is a lifestyle that reveals God’s love and demonstrates compassion to people through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus— the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” (Acts 20:24) At Evangel, we believe evangelism happens best in the context of relationships. Most of Jesus’ ministry

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was on a personal one-on-one level. The goal for these strategies is to develop within the believer a desire and willingness to look for opportunities to share Christ in their everyday life.


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2014-2015 STRATEGIES 2016-2017 STRATEGIES 2014-2015 STRATEGIES SERVE

FREQUENT PRAYER TIMES AND PRAYER WALKS FOR OUR COMMUNITY GET T-SHIRTS PRINTED FOR EVERY OUTREACH EVENT AND LOVE-WITH-SKIN-ON PROJECT

2015-2016 STRATEGIES MY STORY CAMPAIGN

We will capture “God” stories through various forms of media and live interviews.

PREACH TWO EVANGELISTIC SERIES PER YEAR

MISSIONS WALL Every year, develop a graphic wall that depicts what God used Evangel to do last year locally, nationally, and around the world.

MY STORY MONTH We will help people develop their personal testimony in 100 words or less.

2015-2016 STRATEGIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOOK SERIES Once a year as part of Pastor’s Wednesday Night Group, he will do a book series that focuses specifically on evangelism.

2016-2017 STRATEGIES

LOVE-WITH-SKIN-ON CAMPAIGN

Groups and Serve Teams will participate in LWSO Projects throughout the year.

EVANGELISM TRAINING AS PART OF ADULT DISCIPLESHIP

MAKE BAPTISM MORE PROMINENT

GROUP TRACK

We desire to be more intentional in connecting baptisms with the overarching story God is writing through our church. //32

Develop two evangelism tracks (Theological Track and Practical Track) that help believers learn how to share Christ in their neighborhoods and workplace.


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2014-2015 STRATEGIES 2016-2017 STRATEGIES BIG SUNDAYS

These events are specifically targeted to non-attenders and involve ownership with time, talent, and treasure from the church. These events include Trunk or Treat (October), Easter Egg Hunt (Easter), Back to School Bash (September), and Kidventure outreaches like movies in the park and neighborhood block parties.

Have three to four Friend Day Sundays where churchgoers invite family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc.

EVANGELISM GOALS

ADOPT TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL’S CHILDREN’S CENTER

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20% physical involvement in outreach 10 LWSO Projects

2015-2016 STRATEGIES

TRAIN INDIVIDUALS TO LOOK FOR PERSONAL MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

2015-16

35% physical involvement in outreach 20 LWSO Projects Adopt a school 1 International missions trip 1 Domestic missions trip 2 Neighborhood events

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CHURCH WIDE OUTREACH EVENTS

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ADOPT A SCHOOL Determine what school(s) God has called us to serve. Once this is done, schedule times to help clean the campus, bring lunch to faculty, organize teacher appreciation events, etc.

Families with a critically sick child often times have lost all hope. Through our Groups and Serve Teams, we will creatively find ways to bring hope to these families.

We will equip churchgoers to develop relationships within their neighborhoods and workplace through Interest Groups (Motorcycle Group, Softball Group, Women’s Group, etc.) and personal neighborhood events.

DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS Our desire is to get people involved not just financially but physically too. We will schedule two domestic trips per year, one international trip per year and receive financial support for our existing missionaries.


WILL YOU TAKE Paul took great risks for the sake of the gospel, but he didn’t see it that way. Though his life was certainly dangerous by any standards, the real danger, according to Paul was in choosing to play it safe. He said in Acts 20:24, “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” The greatest risk for those who follow Christ, is choosing to play it safe. God has not called you to play it safe. He has called you to risk everything so that others can know the hope and blessing we now have. What will you do with the one life you were given? Will you allow God’s story to be told through you?

Are you willing to embrace what God wants to do in you? Are you ready to allow God to write HIS story for Tallahassee through your everyday life? Take the dare by filling out a Dare to Be Commitment Card today. › Receive a free t-shirt for taking the dare and joining the movement!

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I choose to CONNECT by...

I choose to GROW by...

I choose to SERVE by...

ATTENDING ONE WORSHIP SERVICE PER WEEK.

JOINING A GROUP.

JOINING A SERVE TEAM & SERVING PERIODICALLY.

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