Salt & Light - Where Influence and Evangelism Meet
Step 1: The church embraces the vision to be Salt & Light in their community.
EQUIP provides materials that cast vision and challenge believers through Jesus’ teaching about Salt & Light and lays out a plan to mobilize them into action. The Salt & Light strategy encourages believers to meet non-believing peers where they are and add value to their lives around a topic relevant to everyone – success.
Step 2: Mobilized believers learn how to serve as agents of transformation.
EQUIP provides training materials that churches can use to prepare lay leaders to host and lead roundtables among their peers. When facilitated properly, roundtables are excellent environments for building relationships and learning. Facilitators are equipped to lead with transparency and promote discussion.
Step 3: Trained facilitators go out and reach into their sphere of influence to add value to non-believers in the marketplace and community.
EQUIP provides video and print resources to engage individuals in roundtable discussions called “Essentials of Success,” with leadership and personal growth expert John C. Maxwell. Each week’s session includes an 8-10 minute video of John teaching on the critical components of success, followed by discussion questions, self-evaluation and goal sharing.
Step 4: Roundtables create an entryway to relationships in which the facilitator’s faith becomes relevant to the non-believer.
EQUIP provides a final, bonus video in which John C. Maxwell shares his faith, describing four pictures of God – three that are misconceptions and one that is true to who God is. He conclude with a model prayer of salvation. Participants who come to faith can be invited to church by their facilitator; others might begin faith conversations. Through this, we pray that discipleship begins and transformation takes root.