Here are 7 ways to get started on sowing seeds and cultivating spiritual roses in the area of Evangelisation:
This starter rose is to help us get used to sharing the basics of the Gospel. Here is your summary:
|Objective||Get comfortable with undertaking Evangelisation centred on the basic Gospel Message|
|Seedtime||1 hour (10 minute read and watch 50 minute video, taking brief notes)|
|Directive||Take your ‘next step’ in terms of engaging with Kerygmatic proclamation. The details of what this may be are discussed at the end of the blogpost.|
To get started on this rose, head to the blogpost (the video is included in it) here.
This starter rose focuses on evangelisation through intentionally by building up disciples in those around us. Here is what is involved:
|Evangelisation||Evangelisation Through Discipleship|
|Objective||To invest in others in order to build them up into disciples, and build up the Kingdom through them.|
|Seedtime||50 minute video (below – listening to the audio suffices)|
|Directive||Invest intentionally in 3 people, for 20 minutes each. The parameters for this investment are outlined in the paragraph after the videol|
Want to get started on this one? Begin by watching this video:
Instructions for growing your rose from this seed: Think and pray about those those in your life who are walking with you to Jesus. Find three concrete 20 minute ways to invest in three of them. This could be an offer of help, a phone call, an email, a chat over coffee… But the crucial thing is that for twenty minutes on each occasion this must be intentional building – not just a catch up. Find out where they are at spiritually. Discern if there is a way in which you can walk more intentionally together, if either of you can help each other or if you can offer mutual support. Actively seek ways to build upon that which you discern. Invite them to join you and talk to them about what is on your heart regarding the Church, souls and your mission.
There are a few reasons this task is stipulated at 3 x 20 minute contacts rather than one hour long one. Casting the net a bit wider generally forces us a little more out of our comfort zone. It provides more chance of at least one of the contacts hitting a place of mutual understanding and bearing fruit. It will incline the contacts to be more intentionally aimed towards the Kingdom by the sheer demands of ‘getting the rose done’. The aim is to spend 20 minutes really intentionally seeking to connect and go deeper on a Gospel level, if possible moving towards mutual service. How much ‘craic’ etc. goes with that you will have to discern according to your schedule and desires and where those whom you make contact with are at.
This starter rose takes a look at how we can use prophetic prayer and gifts of the Spirit in Evangelisation.
|Objective||Becoming more familiar with using the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and applying them to evangelisation.|
|Seedtime||10 minute video|
|Feedtime||1 hour 30 minutes|