Part 1. Worksheet for your Bethel Person
Person’s Name: _________________________________
Religious Background: As you interact with your Bethel Person, look out for areas of their spiritual journey that you can address. Use the diagram, ‘Road to God’ to help identify where this person is on their spiritual journey. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
PLAN: Once you have a good idea of where they are spiritually, then you can design a plan specific to the person’s spiritual journey. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Social Background: Here, your goal is to identify areas of interest that might intersect with your interests or areas of interest that you can adapt strategically.
PLAN: Again, after you have identified the areas of interest, you will be able to be strategic in your plan. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Family Background: This area will require diligence and persistence in order to identify specific areas that you can minister. Some of the areas in this category will most likely not be revealed until you have developed a relationship.
Part 2. Strategic Plan
From the profile that was developed of your Bethel Person select areas where you or the Church can assist this person. Maybe this person needs counseling, food, friendship, finance, or other services. There should be a resource center that will help to provide or point people to where they can get help.
Be Friendly: List ways to be friendly—start at the person’s concerns or focus. Don’t misjudge good deeds or being a good person with righteousness. Find areas where you can help this individual.
Don’t Judge: Identify areas of potential judgment; look at the background of the individual carefully to identify these areas.
Use What is Familiar: Understand the individual background and use things that this person is familiar with to introduce the Gospel. Introduce ways this person can be involved in outreach events sponsored by your Church.
Present the Gospel: The four spiritual laws is a good basis to start with; start with person’s basic need (higher being).
Follow Up: Resources should be available to the new convert to help them on their journey. Help the individual connect to the Church community. Continue to minister on a regular basis to the individual’s needs—physical and well as spiritual. It is a good thing to connect this person with the Church. Arrange for the pastor or leader to visit with the person. Invite your Bethel Person to the Church. It is important for them to connect with others in the Church.
Connect them to the church: This process should seek to integrate the new convert into the new Church community.
Use this SAMPLE CONVERSATION to introduce yourself and what your task is in relation to the person you have selected.
Call and proceed with normal greetings, then as you feel comfortable use the paragraph below. You can be flexible this is just a sample.
[NAME,] our church has asked us to choose individuals that we will be investing in over the next two months. I have prayed about it and the Lord has prompted me to choose you as one of those people. Here is how it works. Over the next two months I will call you once a week just to see how you are doing. I will be praying for you every day. I will ask you for specific prayer request you might have that as I pray for you I can be more specific. Is it ok if I choose you?
Pause and wait for reply.
Great, so as I pray for you this week, is there anything special you want me to pray for concerning you?
You can continue with the conversation if you feel led.
FOLLOW UP CONVERSATION:
Call and proceed with normal greetings. From your journal about your last conversation, ask specific follow-up questions. Prepare to suggest a scripture that will address the prayer request. Always find out how the person is doing personally. You are in a unique position: God has chosen you to walk alongside this person at this point in time of the spiritual journey. Be flexible with your conversation. Always close with a prayer and request other areas of their life for which they might need prayer. After a while, this follow up process will be through natural everyday conversation with the person.