Evangelism - Praying
The OGSM Model
Objectives-Goals-Strategies-Measures (OGSM) harmonizes an organization's goals with its strategy,
transforming those goals into a measurable action plan. OGSM is the classic approach to vision
clarification and strategy planning. OGSM components include:
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. - 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)
- Target - Consider how unchurched people will get there.
- Goals & Purpose - Identify the purpose of the ministry
activity (equipping, praying, sowing, harvesting).
- Measures & Success - Outline precisely how the gospel will
be shared or how the ministry plays a role in sharing the gospel.
- Follow-Up - Design a follow-up strategy for prospects.
Evangelism Strategy Examples
Equip church members to actively pray for lost neighbors and friends as a first step toward
verbally sharing the gospel.
- SEND NORTH AMERICA PRAYER (SNAP) CARDS –
Use NAMB's Send North America Prayer Card to lead church members in focused prayer for
unchurched people who need to hear the gospel beyond the walls of CFBC. Ask them to make a
commitment to daily and weekly for one unchurched friend, one church plant, one unreached
people group and the church itself.
- State of the Church Message Distribution -
Distribute "pray-for-the-lost" SNAP Cards to every attender at the annual
State of the Church message. Ask each member to write down the name of one unchurched
friend who needs to hear the gospel.
- Prayer Commitment -
Ask church members to make a 2014 commitment to pray for the four prayer needs on
the SNAP card. The participation goal is 1,000 people using SNAP cards weekly.
- A Lifestyle of Prayer -
Ask church members to take their SNAP card with them wherever they go.
During congregational prayer times, the leader can pull the card out of his
wallet to illustrate a lifestyle of prayer.
- Worship Service Focus -
Schedule a SNAP Card highlight moment in the morning worship service on
the first Sunday of every month. Ask church members to pull out the card and
pray silently for the needs on their card.
- Prayer camp; Sharing -
Reference the SNAP Cards as a starting point for members in sharing and
for "Invite-Your-Friend" events throughout 2014. Verbally mention the SNAP
cards when promoting events.
- WORLD MISSIONS CONFERENCE – Use World Missions Conference
programming and publicity to encourage members to pray for unchurched people in
our community and around the world.
- GOD'S 300 PRAYER TEAMS – Create a "praying for our community"
section in the monthly God's 300 Prayer Guide with specific ways the church can
pray for unchurched friends, neighbors and co-workers.