Evangelism/Discipleship

Adopt-a-block

How we evangelize in these neighborhoods/barrios is with a tool called "Adopt-a-Block".  How it works is that we knock on doors and tell the Good Samaritan parable.  

The Parabol of the Good Samaritan - Luke 10:25-37

 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]”28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” 


We explain that  there are three philosophies in this parable, which are; 


  1. First philosophy (the thieves) "What is yours is mine if I can take it." 
  2.  Second philosophy (priest/levite) "What is mine is mine if I can mantain it."
  3. Third philosophy (Samaritan) "What is mine is yours if you need it and if you need more I will help you find it." 


Then we ask each resident if we can help them like the Samaritan did. After we have been invited to serve our neighbor's needs, we go every week to the same block to get to know the people better and build relationships with them.  Then we offer the "Peace Treaty."   

Peace Treaty

The Peace Treaty is an evagelistic tool we use which consists of  6 lessons on how to have peace with God; restoring our broken relationships with Him.  After an individual has accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior they get baptized and we begin to disciple them.  

Baptism

Matthew 28:18-19 

Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit," 

Discipleship

Ambassador training

The purpose of this training is to prepare Christians on how to share the Gospel and  affectively use the Peace Treaty.  Then they will be able to go out and grow God's Kingdom. 


2 Corinthians 5:20 

"We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.  We implore you on Christ's behalf; Be reconciled to God."  

Matthew 28:20 "and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

Once someone has given their lives to Christ, they are baptized and we begin "discipling" them by teaching them Jesus' story, how to share their faith in Christ, we study the bible together (house groups), and train them on how to put their faith into action.  

House Groups