ONE PERSON A YEAR PLAN

You can start this easy to follow plan with a family member, friend or neighbour.

One thing I can assure you of is that by the time you have completed the first 12 months of the plan your life will never be the same again.  You will experience many amazing things along the journey as you walk in fellowship with the Lord and experience Him working with you.  You will see people receive the greatest miracle of all, eternal Salvation found only in Jesus Christ. You will see broken lives changed and healed. You will see joy, happiness and tears as the people you love find wholeness and real meaning for there lives.

And Jesus came and talked with them, saying, All power (Authority) is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and make people from all nations into disciples, baptizing (immersing) them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost(Spirit): and Teaching them to observe (obey everything) all things that I have commanded you: and, lo, (Remember) I am with you always, yes, even unto the end of the world (Age). Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20)

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me (wants to be my disciple), let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. (Luke 9:23) KJV

To this you were called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow His steps (1 Peter 2:21)

The 1 Person a Year Plan

Its a great way of helping you to get start on this journey that we are all called to, sharing the message of salvation only found in Jesus Christ.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto theuttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)
We like to look at this scripture as a type of witnessing journey that we can practically apply to our lives today.

1. Jerusalem – your immediate family
2. all Judaea – your wider extended family
3. in Samaria – your friends, neighbours and people in your life
4. uttermost part of the earth – your community and the world

This is a targeted witnessing strategy

We will set out an easy step by step guide that you can follow and adjust as to your requirements.

And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me and be My disciples, and I will make you to become fishers of men. (Mark 1:17) KJV

Week 1

  • Write a list of all the people in your immediate family who you know do not have a relationship with Jesus.
  • Write a second list of people in your extended family who you know do not have a relationship with Jesus.
  • Write a third list of people who are your friends, neighbours or people you work with or see every day.
  •  Keep these lists in a safe place by writing them in a book  (I will deal with the uttermost parts of the earth later).

Week 2

  • Read and pray over the lists everyday asking God to show you who to witness to and be sensitive to the Holy Spirits leading.

Week 3

  • select 10 people in total from the first and second list
  • select 10 people from the third list.

Week 4

  • Pray everyday for the 20 people on your new list for the whole of week 4 (save the other lists for later) . Ask the Lord to help you pick one specific person off the list.

Who comes to mind when you pray?

For example it could be your Father, your Aunt or your friend.

Week 5

  • Pray for that person everyday and determine in your heart to share the message of salvation with them in week 5 or as soon as possible.
  • If you pick someone who is hostile when you first share the gospel continue to pray and reach out to them, if they still refuse to listen write to them and continue to pray, spend time with them and believe that God will soften their heart.
  • continue to pray and believed for their salvation for the next 12 months.
  • If you feel lead to witness to someone else on your lists within the first 12 months do this but continuing reaching out with the message of salvation to the first person. Do not give up!

Please refer to other parts of the website that will assist you in your witnessing. We recommend: (click) Sharing Jesus for beginnersprayer of salvation and sharing the gospel.

Try and select someone you can easily visit on a regular basis

 (If you feel lead to share with someone who lives far away you can write to them. You can also telephone them, send relevant books, CD’s, DVD’s about people who have come to know Jesus or your own personal testimony about your salvation, try and visit them if possible over the next 12 month period).

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

Now you have selected your 1 person for the year you can witness to them and visit them regularly

  • Pray for them everyday for the whole 12 months (even if they receive salvation)
  • Ask the Lord to draw that person to Himself
  • Try and spend time with them at least once a week or once every month
  • At first invite them for a meal and afterwards watch a relevant Christian DVD (loads available), ask them questions like “do you believe in life after death ?”
  • Remember at this stage be patient and just listenyou can always say what you believe but do not pressure them. The gracious and convicting work of the Holy Spirit will lead them to repentance.
  • Make sure you give them an interesting book there are loads on the market (make sure you read it first!) about personal experiences of coming to salvation in Jesus Christ.
  • Continue to pray asking the Lord to save the person you are witnessing to.
  • Aim to pray with them every month (prayer of salvation) at first they may not feel ready, tell them that’s okay. Remember make it a priority to offer to pray with them at a point in the next month (do this if you have to for the whole 12 months), if they accept lead them straight away in the prayer of salvation (you can find examples on this website that you can use).
  • Invite your friend to a Church service followed afterwards by a meal and invite lots of your Christian friends for them to chat to.
  • Have a long term vision for this persons salvation, they might come to Jesus in the first week, it might take a month or 6 months it might even take a whole year (or more!), that’s between them and the Lord, your job is to love them.
  • Faithfully pray everyday for them, witness to them in a non threatening way, spend time having fun with them, and feed them interesting DVD’s and books about the Christian message and experience.

After 12 months return to your 3 lists and start the whole process again.

Finally – The uttermost parts of the earth!

  • You also need to send everyone on all your lists a letter.

  • Include your testimony, focus on the message of salvation (how you became a Christian) not on all your sins. Make sure the main part of your testimony gives a clear explanation of salvation found only in Jesus Christ and the prayer of salvation. Remember we want to focus on Jesus not our old sinful selfish life.
  • include interesting facts like proven miracles (seen or from Book,CD,DVD), prayers you have had answered
  • explain how becoming a Christian has changed your life for the better.
  • Try and find a good Christian Church near their address and encourage them to visit.
  • Include your current telephone number and email address,ask them to contact you.
  • If anyone contacts you offer to pray with them over the telephone before you say goodbye and send a relevant Christian Book, CD, DVD dealing with becoming a Christian.

Please send us testimonies of the experiences you have following the “1 Person a Year Plan”.

 

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