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21st Century Effective Evangelism: Engaging Church Guests

Monday, November 8, 2021 | Guest: Tim Richmond and Andrew Snavely |

Do you regularly pray for guests to come to your church? Is your church welcoming to them? Do you have a way to assimilate visitors into your church? In this podcast, Marshall Fant discusses this topic with Tim Richmond and Andrew Snavely. Over a decade ago Pastor Tim Richmond planted Grace Baptist Church in Queens, NY, and Andrew Snavely now serves alongside him as an assistant pastor. As a starting point to seeing guests come to their church, they regularly pray this three-pronged request: 1) for people in churches that no longer proclaim the Gospel to come, 2) for people whom God is convicting and drawing to come, and 3) for people who are looking for a Bible-driven church to come. Then as they see God answer prayer, they try to look at their church service through the eyes of a visitor, develop a conversation, enlist the church people, and follow up. Listen to this podcast for some practical ideas about how you can engage believers and unbelievers who visit your church. 

You can reach Tim Richmond here and Andrew Snavely here with any questions. 

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About the host

Dr. Marshall Fant

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Dr. Marshall Fant leads the Church Consulting and Revitalization Program at GFA, which is a special outreach ministry to assist healthy churches with strategic planning and revitalize struggling ones. As a certified church consultant, he is available to work with churches on leadership, disciple-making, financial, and facility challenges. Dr. Fant has 21 years of pastoral experience. He and his wife Gretchen replanted Harvest Baptist Church in Rock Hill, SC, in 1996, and saw it grow from an average attendance of 12 to 260 people. Marshall and Gretchen Fant have been married since 1981. They have five grown children and ten grandchildren.