As a Christ follower, you are empowered by God to intentionally share how God has transformed your life. Yes, you can help a coworker, neighbor, friend, or family member who is far away from God experience new life in Jesus. Do you believe that? Now, imagine if everyone in your church family believed that was true. What if believers lived a life focused on reaching one at a time by praying for someone daily and asking the Holy Spirit to open doors of opportunity to share their faith? How could that change one soul? How could it change the world? How could it change you?
Pastor J.D. Greear, who serves as the President of the SBC, is seeking to mobilize every Southern Baptist to identify one person in his or her relational network to pray for and share the gospel with in 2019. This intentional evangelism initiative called “Who’s Your One?” has the potential to change the dynamic of your church. That’s why the North American Mission Board is partnering with SBC pastors and churches to provide resources and promotional materials. Will you go to www.whosyourone.com and learn more?
Prayer is at the center of every great evangelistic movement, and every evangelistic movement is made up of everyday people! Download the 30-Day Prayer Guide and pray for someone you know who needs the hope of the GOSPEL. Write their name in the entries and pray specifically for their salvation. Journal your prayers as the Holy Spirit speaks to you and respond to His leading as He opens doors of opportunity. It will change how you live!
Pastors, you will also find step-by-step timelines and ideas of how to launch the “Who’s Your One?” campaign with sample sermon outlines to cast the vision. You will find everything you need to organize your people with handouts, posters and inspirational videos to challenge your church. You may also follow the “Who’s Your One?” plan on the YouVersion Bible App, but the most important thing you can do is model this for your church family. Share your prayers and spiritual encounters. Then, enlist others to share how God has used them. This is a Jesus movement!
It all starts with this simple challenge… Over the coming days, our church and countless others will prioritize personal ownership of the Great Commission as we each intentionally pursue one person with the hope of the gospel. At times, it seems the mission is simply too complex and too vast for churches like ours and people like us. While we can’t do everything, we can do something. We can all take responsibility for one. And, because of God’s power and the work of His Spirit, each of our ones can add up to make a significant impact for God’s kingdom. Will you give that challenge?