April Sermon Series: People Business

We are in the people business as a church. We do not manufacture widgets or provide some service at a fee.  Rather, we are sent by our Lord to make followers of Jesus.  We must therefore reach out to people who are not part of our congregation or part of any congregation.

On any given Sunday in Sioux Falls there are at least 80,000 people who are not gathering with others to worship Jesus Christ.  The bigger issue is that there are at least 80,000 people that are not actively following Jesus Christ but rather looking to the things of this world for their joy, hope, and peace.  We have an opportunity to help people experience joy, hope, and peace not just for the here and now but for eternity!


Reading Schedule for "Just Walk Across the Room" by Bill Hybels

Chapters

Read Between These Dates
1 & 2 Thursday, April 18 & Wednesday, April 24
3, 4 & 5 Thursday, April 25 & Wednesday, May 1
6, 7 & 8 Thursday, May 2 & Wednesday, May 8
9, 10 & 11 Thursday, May 9 & Sunday, May 12

When we are thinking about evangelism there are usually a variety of responses and most trend toward the negative.  We may have negative images of evangelism from previous experiences or we may have no experience so we are simply afraid or uncertain.  During the month of April we will have a three-week sermon series entitled, People Business.

Along with the sermon series there will be a book, "Just Walk Across the Room" by Bill Hybels, given to all congregational members and a special Wednesday night class that all are encouraged to attend. 

Hopefully, we can help provide some insight into questions like the following:

 • How do I start the conversation?
 • How do I answer their questions?
 • How is it any of my business to tell someone else what to believe or how to behave?
 • What if they reject me?

 Our business model is pretty simple; build relationships and proclaim the good news of Jesus.  The results are out of our hands. 

“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.  So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only god who gives the growth.”  I Corinthians 3:6-7

“All In For Him”
Rich

Reaching People 101

When is it? Wednesday Nights from 6:30 – 7:40 p.m. on April 24, May 1 and May 8

What is it? A three-week class covering a book called, “Just Walk Across the Room” by Pastor Bill Hybels.  The book focuses on equipping people to reach out to people to share the good news of Jesus. 

Who is invited?  All adults of the congregation are invited to participate in the class.

What do I need to do?  All adults are encouraged to pickup a copy of the book and read it during this special three-week class and sermon series.  Books are free and can be picked up on Sunday mornings at the Welcome Table.