This is a 15 week course on guiding our friends towards the Lord.

 

We will look at an incredible, free, step-by-step resource in The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus

as well as cover very practical relational tips for engaging the lost all around us.

 

LED BY BEN HAZEN
WHEN : Begins July 5th
WHERE : Main Auditorium
 

We encourage everyone attending to have a copy of the book The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus.

CLICK HERE to download a FREE pdf version.

Hard copies will also be available for a $15 donation.  

 
 
 
WEEK ONE – 7.05.20

Introduction 

In the first session of this class we are going to spend a bit of time defining “A lifestyle of loving the lost.”
 

Embracing and intentionally living:

  • Out of a certain kind of worldview which loves the lost and continually seeks to win them to the Lord. 
  • In a certain kind of way which habitually leans into the lost around you.
  • In a certain kind of pattern & rhythm which regularly positions yourself for gospel witness opportunities.
 
READ CHAPTERS 1-2

 
 
Stranger
 
 
 
 
 
WEEK TWO- 7.12.20

Chapter 2

1) Quickly discover common ground.

Connecting over mutual interests is one of the fastest way into another person’s life & heart. 

2) Take the initiative.

You must get comfortable taking the lead and being the first to reach out or set up a get together etc.

3) Ask/prepare many questions.

You must get comfortable being the ‘driving factor’ in the relationship and conversations.   

4) Take time to truly listen.

Get used to listening. Look for statements about beliefs, worldview, hurts, failures and fears.

5) Follow up on something said.

Get in the habit of following up at a future time on something specific that was said.

6) Strive to be a true friend.

The seeds of the gospel message are most likely to take root in the field of a real, true & lasting friendship.

7) Pray for your friendship.

 
READ CHAPTER 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEEK THREE- 7.19.20

Chapter 3

1) Make regular contact.

Any thoughtful contact with an acquaintance is another strand of thread woven into the rope of a strengthening friendship! 

2) Do an event over common ground.

Organize an outing or event, which centers on your common interests.

3) Prepare purposeful questions.

During your regular contact and especially during this planned outing, have very purposeful and sequential questions prepared ahead of time.

What do you enjoy to do most on your days off? What do you wish you had more time do? What does an average day at your job look like? What do you enjoy the most/like the least about your job? Are you glad you are working in your field? If you could do anything else, what would you do? What is your favorite thing about your wife/husband? What is the hardest thing about being a parent?

4) Push for a cliffhanger.

A cliffhanger is ‘something pending which you can naturally follow up on.’ Ask questions which will reveal needs…this will give you the opportunity to offer to help/assist with a specific need.

5) Offer to do a favor.

Listen for needs and offer to help/assist with a specific need. This will help build trust. Helping someone overcome a problem or finish a project via a favor is one of the fastest ways to earn trust and reach friendship status.

6) Create a cliffhanger favor.

 
READ CHAPTER 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEEK FOUR- 7.26.20

Chapter 4

Summary
 
READ CHAPTER 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEEK FIVE- 8.02.20

Chapter 5

Summary
 
READ CHAPTER 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEEK SIX- 8.09.20

Chapter 6

Summary
 
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Read chapter 7
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WEEK SEVEN- 8.16.20

Chapter 7

Summary
 
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Read chapter 8
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WEEK EIGHT- 8.23.20

Chapter 8

Summary
 
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Read chapter 9
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WEEK NINE- 8.30.20

Chapter 9

Summary
 
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Read chapter 10
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WEEK TEN- 9.13.20

Chapter 10

Summary
 
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Read chapter 11
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WEEK ELEVEN- 9.20.20

Chapter 11

Summary
 
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Read chapter 12
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WEEK TWELVE- 9.27.20

Chapter 12

Summary
 
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Read chapter 13
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WEEK THIRTEEN- 10.04.20

Chapter 13

Summary
 
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Read chapter 14
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WEEK FOURTEEN- 10.11.20

Chapter 14

Summary
 
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Read chapter 15
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WEEK FIFTEEN- 10.18.20

Conclusion

Summary
 
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