New Life Baptist Church utilizes Evangelism Explosion International’s ministry profile and practice that trains people how to share their faith in Christ and how to bring people from unbelief to belief. Mirroring the example of EE Int’l., New Life incorporates a variety of components including prayer and actual on-the-job training where the experienced lead the inexperienced, applying the principle of spiritual multiplication.
“Multiplication” is the key component, not just winning people to the Lord one-by-one (addition), but training those won to the Lord to win, and then train, others. In the Book of Acts we read that the disciples “multiplied” and “multiplied exceedingly.” This shift from addition to spiritual multiplication offers the one real hope of sharing the Gospel with a world population that is, itself, continually multiplying.
On-the-job training is another vital ingredient. By actually going out with experienced trainers in real life witnessing situations, people learn how to confidently share their faith. Much like learning to fly an airplane would be impossible without actually getting into the cockpit, effective evangelism is difficult without leaving the confines of a classroom.
By learning small parts of the Gospel each week, including Bible verses and illustrations, people incrementally grasp a Gospel tool that ultimately becomes a lifelong mission.