As Southern Baptists prepare to implement “God’s Plan for
Sharing: Across North America” in the coming months, the North American Mission
Board (NAMB) offers 10 steps toward reaching the goal.
1. Pray. Mobilize your church to pray for all lost people in
your community and your church’s efforts to reach them.
2. Determine your territory. Which homes will your church
touch through prayer and the “Find It Here” gospel distribution?
Check with your association to identify other participating
churches so as not to overlap efforts.
3. Order “Across North America” materials. The Pastor/Church
Preparation Guide is available for free at gps2020.net or order a copy for a
small fee by calling (866) 407-6262.
You may be able to order plastic bags and Find It Here
gospel drop-in pieces from your association. Find contact information at
gps2020.net. You can also order promotional items at Outreach.com by
searching for “Find It Here.”
Or find North Carolina specific materials at
4. Update your church’s profile. Visit sbc.net and view your
church’s listing, and if necessary, correct your church’s information.
Churches can make changes to their online information
anytime using their 7-digit SBC ID# (the same number used for the Annual Church
Profile) by going to churchsearch.net. Be sure the address listed is your
physical address and not a P.O. Box.
Those looking for church homes during this campaign will be
sent to this web site to find churches in their area.
5. Become an ERC Covenant Church. The information from
individuals contacting the Evangelism Response Center is sent to Covenant
Churches for follow-up.
If your church is equipped and registered as a Covenant
Church, then the contact information of people accepting Christ in your area
will come to you. For more information about Covenant Churches call (770)
410-6383 or e-mail [email protected].
6. Provide your congregation with evangelism training.
7. Prepare your church for company. Easter Sunday will be a
day when many people visit for the first time. Be sure this isn’t their last
time visiting by preparing to welcome and incorporate them.
8. Keep it simple. Across North America consists of four
a. A three-week targeted media saturation March 20 through April
11 (TV, radio, billboards, newspapers, etc.).
b. Prayer walking your community on the weekend of March
c. On March 27 distributing clear bags containing a “Find It
Here” gospel drop-in piece and an invitation to your Easter services to each home
in your territory.
d. Conducting a five-week follow-up process after Easter.
9. Make Easter Sunday, April 4, special. Because of your
prayers and hands-on work to distribute the gospel, many lost people will be at
your Easter Sunday services. Take full advantage of this time by clearly
presenting the gospel and providing an opportunity for people to respond.
10. Celebrate what God has done. Host a baptism celebration,
reflect with thanksgiving on the changed lives, praise God for the number of
believers trained and rejoice about the revival experienced in your community.
Let God continue this transformation in your heart, your church and your
(EDITOR’S NOTE — Arnhart is resource coordinator for the North American
Mission Board’s spiritual awakening team, and Pipes is the team’s leader. If
your church is going to be involved, please share information or photos with
the Biblical Recorder by contacting Dianna Cagle at [email protected].)
vision to reach America