(Acts 11:22-26; Acts 9:1-9; Colossians 1:28. Matthew 28:18-20 Galatians 4:19)
The mandate of the Great Commission is not a singular event, but an ongoing process. It involves preaching the Gospel, winning souls, and discipling individuals to become fully committed followers of Christ within a local church, as emphasised in Matthew 28:18-20. This verse underscores the significance of building disciples who adhere to all of Christ’s teachings, making it a crucial priority for Christian leaders. While The Church of Pentecost has excelled in aggressive evangelism, soul-winning, and water baptism, there remains a lack of intentional follow-up and assimilation of new converts.
WHAT IS EFFECTIVE FOLLOW-UP
The idea of ‘Follow-Up’ generally is a management term for addressing matters arising out of a meeting’s agenda or aftermath actions for intended decisions. In Christian work principles, it is the process of gaining an audience with those we have already witnessed to, discipling and bringing them to a place of mature fellowship with Christ and service in the church. It is the conservation, maturation, and multiplication of the fruit of evangelism.
WHY FOLLOW-UP IS IMPORTANT
- of souls won retained if visited in 24 hours
- of souls won retained if visited in 72 hours
- of souls won retained if visited in 7 days
PRACTICAL STEPS TO BE TAKEN DURING FOLLOW-UP
PREPARATIONS AND RULES OF CONDUCT DURING FOLLOW-UP
- If they need escort, make appointment and take them to church accordingly.
WHO QUALIFIES TO UNDERTAKE FOLLOW-UP
Follow-up should be undertaken as a very vital and important spiritual practice and exercise. The person endeavoring to take it up must be serious and committed to it. He / she should
Effective follow-up is a crucial element in establishing a church capable of impacting nations. It is an integral part of the Great Commission commanded by Christ, which we are entrusted to fulfill.
Christian leaders are, therefore, encouraged to exhibit a passion for follow-up, actively engage in the process, and diligently nurture new converts to enhance the Church’s discipleship and assimilation rates.
Let us ignite our passion for Christ and for souls. Let us deepen our love for the unsaved and tirelessly seek the lost. In the Great Commission, Christ Jesus implores us to make disciples, not mere “church-goers’ (Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Peter 1:23).
Written by Pastor Frank Awuah Fordjour