Sharing the Gospel with our community through personal witnessing and public evangelism so that new converts can join us in Christ’s channel of light.

What type of impact is your church making in the local community? Do the people a round you know you’re there? Do they know you care about them? Understanding dissemination can help you more effectively reach them for Jesus.

Jesus’ Method of Outreach

Jesus preached to large crowds, healed the multitudes, and even fed huge gatherings of people. This was all public evangelism and an expression of His desire to improve the spiritual and physical well-being of these communities. Yet, He didn’t work alone when doing evangelism. When feeding the five thousand, He “gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes” (Matthew 14:19). He was showing His disciples the necessity of working together to reach the community.

Jesus also personally witnessed to those seeking spiritual and physical healing. He spoke to the woman at the well about the water of life, healed the centurion’s servant, and freed the Syrophoenician woman’s demon-possessed daughter. God has divine appointments like these in store for individual believers who have become disciples committed to ministering to those in need.

Philip’s evangelistic efforts brought “great joy” to the city of Samaria (Acts 8:8). When we follow Christ’s method of reaching people, our churches will also bring great joy to their communities. 

Dissemination: One Step Closer to Replication!

Each phase of church growth builds upon the previous one, so solid education and proper organization must precede successful dissemination. If done God’s way, education and organization will develop excited disciples who are eager to labor for others’ salvation through personal witnessing and public evangelism. 

Dissemination is the time to strategically reach out to the community. During this phase, the church actively works to spread the Gospel through intentional public events and personal witnessing. These evangelistic and outreach efforts reach interested people in the community with the Gospel. When they join the church, they become a part of the church’s ongoing, focused ministries and begin to mature as disciples of Christ. 

    1. Biblical principles at work: Evangelism and witnessing. 
    2. Type of growth produced: Strategic growth causes the church to increase in size.

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