Meeting with a younger believer one on one, serving at the church, inviting a coworker to church and praying for the salvation of a family member are all wonderful ways to add to your ministry! However, there are a number of very simple and effective ways to turn these additions into multiplications. Consider how you may be able to implement one of the following actions into your life to multiply your ministry:
Don’t Disciple Alone
Turn a one on one meeting into a meeting of three. Consider bringing another person to your discipleship meetings so that the third person can learn, gain experience and participate in the process. After the third person has seen you disciple for a number of weeks, he or she will be equipped to begin discipling others! Not only have you been able to help disciple, but you’ve trained another to do likewise.
Don’t Serve Alone
Serving isn’t only about “getting the job done”. When I serve at the Community Center, it’s easy for me to think that my task is all about getting the toilets clean, serving guests and answering any questions that arise. However, time spent serving is a great time to minister to others.
Consider turning a task-oriented service opportunity into a relationship building time by inviting a friend to serve with you. Intentionally use that time serving together to share what God’s been doing in your life. Discuss how they’re doing and encourage each other with how you’ve been growing.
Don’t Evangelize Alone
Introduce your unbelieving friends to your Christian friends! When your coworker comes to church, make a point to excitedly introduce him to some of your friends from ABF who can also begin to build a relationship. Not only will you be able to minister to your coworker, but your friends will as well!
Don’t Pray Alone
We all have people in our lives who we desperately want to see saved. Often, we keep these prayers to ourselves. Share this desire with your ABF, friends or family so that they too may expectantly pray. Then, when God does save the person you were praying for, you all may rejoice! Allow your brothers and sisters to carry your burden with you.