El Vista Baptist Church
 

Be a Five Star Christian: 
  1. Read the Bible (search, compare, memorize, meditate)
  2. Pray (daily for loved ones, church family, the lost, the nation)
  3. Attend church faithfully (for your good and the good of the church)
  4. Give (practice tithing as a conviction, give more to missions, special needs)
  5. Witness to the lost (family members, aquaintances, set a time to go, keep a list of names)

Gospel Music, Information, Churches & Programs

Bible Tracts                                             Bible Truth Music
Daily in the Word                                   Evangelist Joshua Lancaster
Faith for the Family                               FBN Network
Heaven 88.7 FM                                     Kids 4 Truth
Old Christian Radio                              The Sword of the Lord

Witnessing

Here are a few ways to open a conversation that may lead to winning someone to Christ: May I ask you an interesting question? If you die tonight, do you know 100% for sure that you will go to Heaven? or "What do you think happens when you die?" or "Do you ever think about what happens when you die? What makes you think of it? What do you think it is?" or "Did you grow up in any religious faith, belief system or tradition as a child?" These are suggestions to begin a conversation. From there one may begin to introduce the message of the Gospel into the conversation.


"Soul-conscious" means being aware that people around us may be lost and in need of a Saviour. When a conversation begins with an individual, pay attention for clues concerning the individual's need and level of understanding. If one is already a believer, you can enjoy fellowship with your Christian brother or sister! If not, you may count on it that the Lord has given you an opportunity to witness. Carry a Bible tract or New Testament to be ready to pass along the way of salvation to your contact.

Every Member a Greeter!

Be a Welcome Committee of One. Greet folks that you see!

When you have met a visitor in church, take a minute to introduce him to other members who will welcome them, too.

A guest or member enters the service during a congregational song. We recommend that you offer him your hymnal, open to the song that we are singing.

Personally invite visitors in our services to come again to other services and tell them about opportunities coming up.

Help visitors with children find the Sunday School class, nursery, or appropriate children's church area.

Help visitors by being sure they have a bulletin and an invitation to church activities that would interest them.

Every member ought to congratulate new converts and members after the service. Show hospitality!