How to Handle Prospects Wanting to Stay
in Their Old Church
Friday, April 04, 2014
Table of Contents
* The Problem
* Here is what I like to do
* Picture Album
* Prayer Requests
There is always a problem with those making a profession and wanting
to stay in their previous church. Once they are invited to your
church and they say they already have one, the dye is usually cast.
But if you bring it up before they own up to having a church, then
they are not as apt to feel they must defend this statement in
Here is what
I like to do
After praying and completing the
Decision Card, I ask,
"Do you go to church occasionally?"
"Do you go to church sometimes?"
I use the word "occasionally" or
"sometimes" for several reasons:
* to have them agree that they do not go often, therefore not
committed, without telling them or even implying, they are
* to give them something to hang on to (later I will take it away)
* to make the point that they probably do not have a church
When they agree, that they do attend occasionally, I
"Now I am not trying to say anything bad about
anyone's church, but I wonder why it is that your church has never
told you how to be saved? (do not
let them speak, they may try to defend, go right into the
following...) I don't know either, but I do know this, that
if you got the changed heart a few minutes ago, you know it is true,
and if true, you will want to know more, so you can tell your family
They will usually agree.
Which Church is the Right Church?
See: "Which Church"
is the ultimate goal. If your people can make a
connection (not just a mutual acquaintance or hobby, but heart
Picture Album of Church
Show prospects pictures from the Church
which would apply to them.
Requests. See our page on
Prayer Requests under
G. Steven Andres
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