Evangelism is a process, not an event. Thus our conference evangelism outreach did not end on March 28 when the Voice of Prophecy meetings ended.
From the very beginning the intent was to make disciples by connecting people to a local church. The metro churches that were part of this large-scale series were trained in follow up methods to make sure there is greater retention of the new members.
Several of our churches are conducting follow up meetings focusing on topics like finance and prophecy studies on the book of Daniel.
We were pleased to have Dan Jackson, president of the North American Division, conduct a weekend reaping series in one of our churches in May.
Another benefit from these meetings is that this emphasis on a process has resulted in our lay members being much more involved in evangelistic ministry and working closely with the pastoral staff.
Revelation Speaks Peace by the numbers
- 1,400 individuals attended the meetings at least once
- 10 live-stream centers had at least 52 visitors attending at least once
- 7 people were baptized and 1 joined by profession of faith from the live-streaming centers
- 385 asked to be enrolled in the Bible school
- 89 trained Bible workers are actively giving personal Bible studies in homes since the meetings
- 34 people were baptized during the meetings
- 156 additional people have requested baptism at a later date
- 65 people were baptized following the one-week reaping meetings in Hispanic congregations
- 10 more baptisms occurred outside the metro area in May
This article was also published in the June 2015 print edition of OUTLOOK. It was written by Brian Mungandi, vp for administration and communication director for the Minnesota Conference.