1. Write house # (& new Street Name if you have changed streets. . . check “Not-homes”) Intro: Hello! / Good morning! / Hi! / How are you today? (etc.) We are with/represent ___________________ Lutheran Church and are taking a religious survey and sharing some Good News. This is ________ and I am _________. May we ask a few questions?
2. Are you familiar with ______ Lutheran Church?
3. Did you attend church when you were growing up?
Yes What church did you attend?
4. Do you and your family attend church now?
Yes 4a. Which church do you go to?
5. Are there children in this home that attend Sunday School?
6. Do you have a Bible in your home? ( “No” May someone from [host church ___] bring you a Bible? )
8. Repeat your name. As I said at the beginning, my name is __ . May I ask your name?
9. May I ask you about something important? Where do you believe you will go when you die? (Repeat to them their answer for clarification.)
(or [to non-Christians] What is a Christian?)
Other than Heaven Go to question 10.
Heaven Why do you believe you will go to heaven? (Repeat their answer for clarification.)
(Jesus -- Isn’t it wonderful to know all that Jesus did to save us! Share Good News Card – Q. 11.)
10. May I share with you why I believe I will go to heaven when I die? (SSS, Good News, AH, or Cross Method)
11. May I share the Good News of Jesus with you in a personal way? May I use your first name? (Good News Card)
If Unchurched: 12. May someone from our church come and talk to you again about the Lord Jesus?
Yes Ask for Phone Number. Check First & Last Name [If the address is not posted… May I have your address? ]
Over 43 years of Ministry
734,033 Calls where we talked with people who took our survey
71,238 Prospects wanting follow-up with a congregation
5,776 Calls where we brought the Gospel to those without a church
186,389 Pamphlets left at doors where no one was home
Good News Method of Witnessing
A method of sharing the Gospel we try to use with everyone.
I would like to share God's good news with you in a personal way. May I ask your first name? May I call you by your first name?
For God so loved _____ that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to suffer, die, and rise in victory for _____, so that believing in Jesus as the Savior from sin, _____ shall not perish, but _____ shall have everlasting life.
Sin, Separation, Savior Method of Witnessing
A method of sharing the Gospel we try to use with those who believe they'll be saved by their own good works.
May I share with you why I believe I will go to heaven? (Repeat their answer, e.g., "I go to church...") ...But, I still sin, and because God requires perfection, even one sin would separate me from God forever. That is why I am glad to know that God sent Jesus Christ to suffer, die, and rise in victory to pay for all of my sins. I believe I will go to heaven because of what Jesus did for me. What do you think about what Jesus has done? (Seek to follow with the Assurance of Heaven)
Assurance of Heaven Method of Witnessing
A method of sharing the Gospel we try to use with those who don't know the certainty of eternal life - atheists, agnostics, cults, world religions, etc...
Would you like to be absolutely certain that if you were to die right now that you would go to heaven? The Bible says, "These things are written to you...that you may KNOW that you have eternal life." (1 John 5:13) We can KNOW we have eternal life! This is possible because of what Jesus Christ did for us.
Jesus said in the Gospel of Mark (1:15), "Repent and believe the Gospel."
"REPENT" means to have a change of heart about sin and about God. God requires perfection and He says that even one sin would separate me from Him forever. Does it surprise you to know that you and I deserve God's punishment forever? (3 Responses in parenthesis below:) (1. Not Surprised) Go to *. (2. "How is that true?") Go to verses below, then re-ask the question above. (3. Surprised) Reply: Please share with me why you feel that way? ("Sin isn't that bad. God doesn't work that way.") Reply: I believe the Bible does say that we deserve God's punishment forever, but there is Good News too. I encourage you to read your Bible. ("What is the good news?") Go to *.
"The wages of sin is death." Romans 6:23.
"The soul who sins is the one who will die." Ezekiel 18:4
"Cursed is everyone who does not...do everything...in the Law" Galatians 3:10
"Whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it." James 2:10
* Even in this hopeless situation, God rescues us through the Gospel.
The GOSPEL is the good news about God's Son, Jesus Christ, and what He did for each of us. Jesus lived the perfect life that we cannot live. Then, He was punished for all of our sins when He suffered and died on the cross. Finally, He rose from the dead to confirm that His sacrifice paid for our sins and to guarantee our life with God forever. I'd like to share this GOOD NEWS with you in a personal way. May I ask your first name? May I call you by your first name? For God so loved _____ that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to suffer, die, and rise in victory for _____, so that believing in Jesus as the Savior from sin, _____ shall not perish, but _____ shall have everlasting life.
Do you know who PROMISED that? Yes, (Jesus) God did! Now, if I promised that to you I could be lying, but the Bible says, "God who cannot lie, promised!" (Titus 1:2) Now, God cannot lie, and He promised everlasting life to all through Jesus, who is the Savior from sin. Isn't it wonderful to know that with Jesus as your Savior you will spend eternity in heaven?
Would you like to have this certainty of going to heaven throughout your life? I'd like to ILLUSTRATE by asking, What would happen to you if you wouldn't eat or drink anything for six months? Right, you would die physically. In a similar way, if your belief in Jesus is not fed or strengthened, what could happen to your faith in Him? Right, it could die also. The Bible says, "Faith comes by hearing the Word of God." (Romans 10:17) Just as you need physical food for your body, you need spiritual FOOD for your faith to grow. That is why I encourage you to go at every opportunity to a church where they teach that Jesus suffered, died, and rose in victory for all of your sins. I also encourage you to read your Bible daily. In this way God will feed your faith and keep you sure of going to heaven. (Seek to follow with: "May someone from our church come and talk to you again about the Lord Jesus?")