Whether visiting people in their homes, in the hospital, or in a restaurant over a cup of coffee, the simple act of connecting with others is filled with powerful possibilities. The act of friendship is an inroad to hearts and lives that creates trust, value, and incredible potential for ministry.
Serving in church visitation helps you to:
- Be motivated: how does the Bible model the importance of visitation?
- Be prepared: What kind of person makes a good visitor?
- Be informed: What kinds of visits are possible
- Be involved: What kind of in reach visits can be made?
- Be equipped: how should Scripture and prayer be used
For: Individual use Group training Includes self-assessment and dos and donts for various special-needs situations. Whether visiting people in their homes, in the hospital, or in a restaurant over a cup of coffee, the simple act of connecting with others is filled with powerful possibilities. The act of friendship is an inroad to hearts and lives that creates trust, value, and incredible potential for ministry. Serving in Church Visitation helps you to Be Motivated: How Does the Bible Model the Importance of Visitation? Be Prepared: What Kind of Person Makes a Good Visitor? Be Informed: What Kind of Visits Are Possible? Be Involved: What Kind of Inreach Visits Can Be Made? Be Equipped: How Should Scripture and Prayer Be Used? Zondervan Practical Ministry Guides provide you with simple, practical insights for serving in todays churches. Written by experienced pastors and church workers, these easy-to-read, to-the-point booklets address the fundamentals of different ministries as practiced effectively in real life. Youll find biblical insight and wise, field-tested advice you can apply today, as well as discussion questions to help you think through and integrate what you read.
Paul E. Engle, series editor for Counterpoints Church Life, is an ordained minister who served for twenty-two years in pastoral ministry in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Illinois, and Michigan. He is an adjunct teacher in several seminaries in this country and internationally. He serves as associate publisher and executive editor in the Church, Academic, and Ministry Resources team at Zondervan. He and his wife Margie, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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