Early Follow-Up Is Key To Bringing In New People

Cru Weekly Ministry Tip #2, Fall 2012

I appreciate what Hebrews 1:3 says about Jesus, “He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,”

Here is a break down of the different points about Jesus in this verse:
1. Radiance of the glory of God
2. Exact imprint of His nature
3. Upholds the universe by the word of His power
4. Made purification for the sins of the world
5. Sitting at the right hand of the Majesty on high

Your message to the campus is to expose people to Jesus, who is fully God and He is the only one through which anyone can find forgiveness of their sins. That is good news for everyone today. He is now sitting at the right hand of God. Jesus is not dead but He is alive. Many students do not fully understand this yet. That is what He has called us to do, to spread the news about Jesus all over campus. We serve a great God.

The Big Six and Follow-Up
As talked about in the last weekly tip, be sure you’ve had a chance to go through the training in the Big Six. A couple of creative ways you can do this is to teach it in your weekly meeting. A second way is to teach it in your personal Bible study if your Bible study is at a separate time from your weekly meeting. This will give you three main benefits:
1. Teaching the Big Six will prepare everyone to share the gospel with anyone at anytime. It is a tremendous privilege to be used of God to lead someone into an eternal relationship with Him.
2. Teaching the Big Six will give anyone who has not made a clear decision to place their trust in Christ, to do so now. We can never know or judge who is a true believer, but we can help make sure everyone has at least been given a clear opportunity.
3. Teaching the Big Six may give you an opportunity to immediately send people out in pairs to share the gospel all over campus. You can also set up some regular times to go out on campus to talk to people. Do not forget to use a survey like the Quest 1.0, go to page 4, to help you transition to the “Knowing God Personally” booklet.
4. The first follow-up is also found in the back pages of the “Knowing God Personally booklet”. If you look at pages 11-15, there is information there to give some initial steps on one’s assurance of salvation and how to grow as a believer. This will help you lead into inviting them to your weekly meetings/Bible studies and may give you an opportunity to make another appointment to go over the Satisfied booklet with them. We’ll talk about this again in another tip. The Satisfied Booklet

What Else Can I Cover For Follow-up?
It is important to teach the foundational concepts to new or young believers first. Consider the “Life Concepts” follow-up series. You can use this series for one-on-one follow-up or for several one-on-one discipleship times. “Life Concepts” is very foundational for all believers to hear.

Next week we’ll talk about different options you can use for your Bible studies.

Ben Rivera
Cru Ministry, Orlando