Commentary by Prof. B.: Over 25 years of consulting has taught me that churches whose congregants know how to share their conversion story and Biblical Scriptures that accompany it, I’m much more likely to grow. This to me is because, as Donald McGavran and John Wesley both emphasized, that spiritual transformation or “conversion” must be at the center of every congregant’s explanation of the Good News.
I’ve suggested in the book “Cure for the common church” and the book “The healthy church,” that church planning should include that every congregant understand the basic scriptures regarding spiritual transformation. I’ve also suggested that pastors preach a 5 week series before Easter, during which each of the four weeks before Easter covers a different one of the so-called “Four steps to peace with God” or “Four spiritual laws.”
Also, check out these tools:
- SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION & 3 ways to walk a spiritual bridge to new life w/ someone (Church Central article)
- SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION & 4 Ways to Explain Salvation (Excerpted from Cure for the Common Church, Chapter 8 by Bob Whitesel.)
Another helpful idea is to embed on the first page of every church website this video the following video.