Who’s Your One?
Imagine if every member of our church could answer that question with the name of a person: a person for whom they’re praying and with whom they’re sharing the gospel. How would it change our church? How would it change our community? How would it change the world?Imagine the impact if every member at New Life Baptist had ONE person they prayed for and shared the gospel with.
That’s the intention behind Who’s Your One? This is a global movement launched by our North American Mission Board to do whatever it takes to reach the lost, and we need to catch the vision. It doesn’t matter how many buildings we construct or sermons we preach if we’re not intent on doing everything so that lost men, women, and children will experience the transforming work of God. Without that one thing, we fail.
Who’s Your One? is an opportunity for us to intentionally pursue discipleship in our communities. As we seek to create a movement of disciple-making disciples, we’re asking every member of New Life Baptist to commit to praying for and sharing the gospel with at least one person, your One. In the 2019-2020 church year, we’re praying for 100 of those Ones to make a profession of faith and be baptized. We measure all kinds of numbers around here, but I’m challenging us all to focus on this number: the number one. Will you join us?
Think about those you regularly interact (or could regularly interact) with who don’t know Christ. Your coworkers. Your neighbors. Your friends. What would it look like if you spent this year intentionally pursuing a discipleship relationship—sharing the love, salvation, and freedom in Christ—with them?
How do I identify my one?
Why are we counting decisions?
While we could measure the success of Who’s Your One? in several ways, we’ve decided to keep our focus narrow and prioritize one thing—professions of faith—without diminishing the importance of baptism and membership. Our prayer is that Who’s Your One? will serve as the initiative used to motivate people toward evangelism in their everyday lives.