Increasing Evangelistic Effectiveness through Intentional Prayer at Oakland Baptist Church, King George, Virginia
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The project seeks to increase the evangelistic activity of a church through focused teaching on prayer. Chapter 1 presents the purpose, goals, context, and rationale of the project. Chapter 2 discusses the biblical and theological basis for basing evangelistic effort on prayer. The teaching of Jesus and the model established by Jesus, Paul, and Solomon provide biblical evidence for reliance on prayer for evangelism. Chapter 3 surveys church leaders who have taught on the need for basing evangelism on prayer. Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, E. M. Bounds, and various contemporary authors are examined. Chapter 4 outlines the sermons and Sunday School lessons which constitute the teaching material of the project. The chapter also provides the implementation plan for the project. Chapter 5 analyses and evaluates the results of the project. This project advocates that a church-wide focus on evangelistic prayer can impact the evangelistic effectiveness of a local church.