My friend developed the 4-color post card as a result of a small group Bible Study discussion.
His plan was based on his observation of various discussion group members verbally sharing their personal spiritual experiences with each other, during Bible Studies, etc. He reasoned that if they willing to verbally share their spiritual experiences with other church members, that they would be willing to write about those experiences and send them to family & friends. He used his personal example of creating a free website: www.messagesfrommyfriend.com as one person sharing written personal experiences (some spiritual) with others.
My friend reminded parishioners that Discipleship is akin to sowing seeds and letting the harvesting up to God. It’s about effort, not outcomes. The outcomes are up to God.
My friend mailed this postcard to some members of his Church, and encouraged them to write about their personal spiritual experience and mail it to their family & friends, who would do the same, and mail it to their family & friends, and so on. That effort Failed because it required too much work of writing personal spiritual experiences by EACH PERSON.
It’s much easier to just email the website address: www.messagesfrommyfriend.com – which has 120 different blog posts, with embedded relevant music videos, covering topics in 6 different Categories: Family, Relationships, Culture, Joy & Loss, Inspiration, and True North.
This Different Discipleship Plan is Not an Impossible Dream: Simply share the website: www.messagesfrommyfriend.com with Family & Friends.
It’s “Discipleship ROI” on steroids.