What we do

The Problem

Without follow-up, new believers often don’t know what living a Christian life looks like. Once they make the decision for Christ, they often feel isolated and alone, especially if their family and friends are not Christians. They often feel confused by Christian terms and view their new faith as a set of rules. New believers need people to walk alongside them in their new faith, to encourage and mentor them. There are challenges to being Christ-followers, but having a firm foundation in their faith and a personal relationship with Christ help new believers thrive.

The Solution

An important way to help a new believer live this new life is to develop a strategy of materials to present to them. The goal is to reach new believers right once they commit to a life of following Jesus because then they can receive support as they walk through this new life and start these biblical habits of thinking. When we do follow-up, we focus on speaking the truth simply, without using any Christian jargon. In our follow-up materials, we use compelling pictures to communicate concepts that will help them get to know Jesus as a person; to inspire them to grow in understanding of truths and godly practices without turning them into a list of things to do. In addition to helping them better understand their faith, we connect them with a person and community to encourage them to go forward in their walk with Jesus. Our goal is for them to learn the tenets of the faith in such a way that they will understand the heart of God.

Trainings

The heart of what we do are the trainings, because we are training evangelists, pastors, and leaders in how to follow-up with new believers. We organize 5-day training sessions for groups of 15 to 70 people throughout the year in many locations in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cameroon, and other countries as we are invited. The attendees role-play evangelism scenarios, discuss ways to improve their outreach, learn how to follow-up with new believers, and receive culturally relevant evangelism and follow-up materials. Long after the trainings, these brothers and sisters often continue to work together. They meet to pray, encourage one another, and develop strategies to reach more areas for Jesus. These trainings are important as they provide people with the tools they need to do follow-up well.

Conferences

The conferences that we host often have over 1,000 attendees. These conferences are an important part of what we do because they provide people the opportunity to devote their lives to Christ for the sake of the gospel. At these conferences, we focus on the true gospel, as we have noticed many have strayed away from it. Because these conferences are so large, we focus on conveying information to the people. We have many speakers, Nigerians, or nationals, share the true gospel, and invite people to accept living a life of faith.
The conferences and trainings work together as those who invite Jesus into their lives are followed up with by pastors and leaders who attended the trainings. Together, they provide many people the opportunity to grow deeper and stronger in their faith.