About the National Mission Evangelistic Network

Our Vision:

Is to provide the necessary tools so our members can maximize the use of their time, energy and resources in winning the lost, equipping the saints and fulfilling the Lord’s commission on the earth.

Our Mission:

To be facilitators to those called to the ministry so that Kingdom ends may be served Jesus Christ be glorified and be made known to all He has called in the earth.

Motto:

The full Gospel to the whole Nations

How to make a Yearly Evangelism Plan for Your Local Church

Dear Pastor,
  Welcome to this special planning feature of the NMEN Evangelistic Network
 As we walk away from General Council 2023 March, it is the general consensus that we all need to heighten the evangelistic efforts of our Local Churches and Fellowship to win Soul for Jesus. To do this, it is imperative that each local church sees itself as the engine of growth and recommits itself to the Great Commission as we all pray, plan and practice effective evangelism.
 Pastor, this feature is done with the intent to assist you in developing a yearly evangelism plan for your local church based upon your church size and available resources.

There are three important parts to this feature:
  1. PLANNING FOR RESULTS. This is the most important part of the planning for effective evangelism. It will require you to recommit yourself and leadership to evangelism and then carefully consider and research each aspect before recording your findings.
  2. RECOMMENDED EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES. This aspect suggests a series of events and activities to plan your year. Suggested resources are also given.
  3. SAMPLE PLANNERS. Samples are done for various church sizes. These are provided to give you an idea of what a   year planner can look like for your church size.

 From time to time the LORD will instruct us to have a united evangelism effort but generally, it is your responsibility to make a plan that fits your church needs. It is the hope of the Association that this feature be carefully considered to be used as NMEN workshops in Sections and Local Churches so that practical outcomes may follow focused prayers and careful planning.
Thank you.   

Best Regard,

Rev. Lansana FS Minah

The Mission any discrimination on any grounds.

Mission Newly Appointed President

Proposed 2022 Policy of the National Mission Evangelistic Network

NAME
1.The name of the Network shall be “The National Mission Evangelistic Network”

PURPOSE

2.  The purpose of the Network shall be to assist developing churches to train every believer in evangelism methods and in organizing and executing evangelistic crusades, including Sectional and National evangelism training and crusades.
3.  To work in collaboration with the Mission Department in planting new churches

FUNCTIONS

4.  This Network shall be headed by a Director to be appointed by the General Missionary Council and ratified by the Church Council to serve as an officer of the Network.
5. The Director shall submit to the Executive Mission for approval, names of ministers carry Registered Credentials with the NMEN to serve as officers of the Network.
6. The Network shall be responsible for the placing of Evangelists at the prior request of a local Church.
7.  All Churches desiring to have an Evangelistic Crusade may apply to the Network at least three weeks prior to the date set for the training or crusade.
8.  The Evangelistic Network shall at all time engage only members of the registered Church Council, or other Ministers approved by the Executive Mission Council.
9. The Network shall meet every first Saturday in every month.

FINANCES

10.  Funds for the Network shall be five percent of the Ministers’ tithes of the Council, offerings from friends in and out of the country, and other ways approved by the General Mission Council.
11.  All funds of the Network shall be administered by the Committee of the Network.
12.  The Director shall submit to the Executive Mission Council a detailed Quarterly financial and operational report.

MEMBERSHIP

13. The Network shall have two levels of membership (a) Credentialed
Members and (b) Lay Members. Lay Members must be known for their evangelistic gifting through their actively involved in their local assembly and Section, be enrolled in Mission Bible College and be recommended by their Pastor and General Mission Council.


ASSISTANCE

14.   It is understood that all Churches should finance their own training sessions and crusades. However, if assistance is needed, the following applies:
15. All Churches desiring assistance with Evangelism training or a Crusade may apply to the Network at least three months prior to the date set for the training or crusade.
16.  The church which is sponsoring the event shall give a stipend to the Speaker. The Speaker shall receive $25 per week from the Network, in addition to the stipend from the host church
17.  The Network shall provided all speakers chosen with traveling expenses, room and board, if the church cannot provide it, a fully registered member of the Network.
18.  All host churches for Evangelistic Crusades shall contribute to the Network a special offering taken up during the Crusade. 

GRANT
19.  Grant may be given to publicity and preparation of Crusade site upon presentation of and approved budget.
(a)   Un-organized Churches  –   to a maximum of 40 % of approved Expenditure for Crusade.
(b)  Pioneer Church                –  to a maximum of 50 % of approved Expenditure for Crusade
REPORTING

20.  All churches shall provide the Network with an Event Report which shall include a Speaker’s Evaluation and a State of Souls Report. This report must be submitted within two weeks of the event.

General Mission Council
The Hope City Empowerment Church


In summary, the six benefits of church membership for evangelism are:

  1. Obeying the Great Commission as Jesus gave it.
  2. Accountability through discipleship.
  3. Training
  4. Support
  5. Guidance
  6. A Team Approach

The Importance of Church Membership for Evangelism

 

Jesus gave the church the Great Commission to make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20Acts 1:8). This is a solemn and glorious responsibility. Jesus did not give this commission to one individual. He could have given it to Peter. “Peter, now that you are restored here is what I want you to do. You go and make disciples of all nations.” He gave it to the disciples as a group, and as we see from Acts the disciples obeyed and planted churches, which continued the work of Jesus’ commission.

Jesus gave the command to a collective group of people. The church is the primary vehicle God uses to grow His Kingdom. We must obey as individuals, but we are more equipped to obey when we belong to a church

We Need Every One in the movement

The Christian life is not meant to be a solo adventure. Membership means belonging. Becoming a member of a local church is an intentional decision on your part and the other Christians in that church to obey Scripture together.

Colossians 3:16 is one of my favorite verses. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Paul is calling the Colossian church to let Christ’s word abundantly dwell in them, and the result is that they would teach and admonish one another in all wisdom. One way they would do this is through singing. One of the key phrases in this verse is “one another”. They were to teach and admonish their brothers and sisters in Christ, within the context of the church. You need to be teaching and admonishing through your singing with the congregation and they do the same for you.

It is impossible to obey this command if we are never around the “one another” Paul mentions. God’s will is that this happens through the church—a local assembled group of Christians. Church membership is one way we express our need for other Christians. We need each other.

Benefits of Church Membership for Evangelism

This means we need everyone in the movement for the work of evangelism. It is possible to tell others about Jesus without being a member of a church, but we rob ourselves of many benefits if we are not. Here are six benefits for evangelism when you are a church member.

The Great Commission

First, remember Jesus gave the Great Commission to the Church. We can only rightly obey Christ’s command when we are correctly linked to His body. We may tell someone about Jesus, but if that activity is always disconnected from a local church ministry, it is insufficient. To rightly obey we need the church, we need to belong to a local church.

Accountability Through Discipleship

At my church we use our discipleship groups to provide accountability for one another. The accountability provided could be as multi-faceted as the people you have involved since we have our unique struggles.

But one area we ask every group to provide accountability for is evangelism. This is not a time to beat up one another, but to keep evangelism in front of us. This is as simple as asking what non-Christians we are developing a relationship with so that we can share the gospel. This also provides a place where others can share when they did evangelize and how it went. Additionally, and most importantly, it provides opportunities to pray for those who are lost and for those who are spreading the gospel.

 Training

Being a part of a local church is an opportunity to receive training in evangelism. It is true that you could buy a book and train yourself, but that is not so much what I have in mind. Churches can—and, in many cases, should—offer formal training in evangelism. The training I have in mind is informal and it can come in many forms.

  • You could be trained in evangelism by listening to how your pastor addresses non-Christians during his sermon. He may say something a certain way that you had never thought about. When that happens, you just received informal training.
  • The conversations that happen between brothers and sisters in Christ are invaluable as well. You may talk to a mature saint one Sunday morning and hear their testimony of personal growth through evangelism. This, again, is something you can learn from and implement as you see fit.
  • Being heavily involved in other people’s lives helps as well. If you consistently go to someone’s house, you will have the opportunity to see how parents treat their children, which gives them an opportunity to tell them the gospel. You can observe their interactions with their neighbors and how knowing and loving someone can lead to an evangelistic conversation.

More could be added, but as we invest in the members of a local church we will grow in evangelism as we see those obeying Scripture. None of us has perfectly figured out evangelism; I know I haven’t. We need each other for continued training.

Support

Not only do we receive training, but support. How is support different than training? Church membership is another way of knowing someone has your back. You know that many people are there for you. When you have a friend that you want to share the gospel with, you have brothers and sisters who will pray for and encourage you. Without the Church, it is easy to get overwhelmed in evangelism. Who would you turn to if you were constantly rejected? Who has your back when you’re alone? With the Church we are never alone.

Guidance

There will be times when you are burdened to share the gospel with a friend or family member, but you don’t know how to approach it or may not be sure what to say. God gave us pastors and mature saints in the church to help. If there is someone at your church that you think is gifted in evangelism, ask them what they would do. How would they approach the situation?

This is also helpful to know what not to say. I remember a time when my church was going through evangelism training and someone asking me when they should bring up the doctrine of election during evangelism. I politely told them they should stick to the main points of the gospel: God is holy, we are sinners, and therefore we need Jesus and the salvation only He can provide. For this person, if they had not been a member of a local church, they may have become frustrated in their evangelism because they were bringing up a doctrine that could distract from the goal of evangelism. We all know how our flesh, the world, and the devil will try to distract us. This is one reason why sharing about election in this context may not be wise. Of course, if asked a question regarding this doctrine, we should address it Biblically. But always remember the hope and prayer of the evangelistic conversation is to see them come to Christ.

A Team Approach

The final benefit of church membership for evangelism is a team approach. When we read in Scripture that we are to make disciples of all nations it could be intimidating if we were alone. But we aren’t. Jesus is with us and He has given us His Church.

There will be people that God has equipped you to evangelize to that He hasn’t similarly equipped others in your church for. And the opposite is true as well. We should be willing and ready to share the gospel with all people, but there will be times when you may have a harder time with one person and someone else in your church won’t. Be faithful. You may plant the seed and they may see the harvest. But with a team (or more accurately, a family) approach we can each be faithful where God calls us, knowing that we are not alone. In summary, the six benefits of church membership for evangelism are: