Faith--the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not
seen (Hebrews 11:1 KJV). F.A.I.T.H. is also the title of a
training program developed by the North American Mission Board and LifeWay
Christian Resources. According to David Apple of LifeWay, the F.A.I.T.H. Sunday
school Evangelism Strategy is modeled after a strategy used by First Baptist
Church, Daytona, Florida, for 15 years. It is intentional evangelism training through the Sunday school,
taught to churches that in turn teach other churches. With this
rapid-multiplier effect, more than 3,000 churches have been trained in
F.A.I.T.H. in less than a year.
F.A.I.T.H. program training takes 16 weeks. A prerequisite to a church's
having the program is that the senior pastor go to a training clinic along
with, ideally, four other Sunday school leaders from various departments.
Sunday school classes or individuals who are trained in the F.A.I.T.H. method
make visits--in groups of three--to homes of prospective class members. During
these visits the Sunday school members are prepared not only to invite people
to their classes but to lead a non-Christian to Christ.
To learn more about the F.A.I.T.H. program, individuals can read Evangelism
Through the Sunday School: A Journey of F.A.I.T.H. by Bobby Welch
(LifeWay Christian Resources). Churches interested in information about the
program can call toll-free 877-324-8498.
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