Monday, May 19, 2008

Jesus Film as Evangelism Strategy

The Modelia Church of the Nazarene in the North Central District of Bogotá, Colombia, is using the Jesus Film in several ways to reach the lost.  First, the church planned an evangelism event during Passion Week in the city of Villavicencio.  A total of 210 people viewed the Film during the three-day event.  All of these people were contacted during the next week and 125 people requested either a second visit or agreed to discipleship.  Fifteen then attended a follow-up meeting, and Pastor Carlos Muñoz anticipates more converts soon.

Second, the Film was part of the strategy to plant a new work in a neighborhood called The Treasure.  Twenty people meet together for a weekly discipleship time.  The pastor praises God for transformed lives.  For example, Betty was so addicted to cigarettes that her family never thought anything or anyone could help her.  Now she is free from addiction!