Baptists walk the county for evangelism

By Staff
Nathan Strickland
Going door-to-door spreading the gospel is arguably one of the most nerve-racking jobs a church leader has to perform because of the fear of uncertainty and imposing on someone’s personal time.
The Southern Baptist Association has recognized the tension that comes with the job and has found new ways to spread the gospel.
The “God’s Plan for Sharing” (GPS) program was set into motion this past weekend in an effort to fulfill the “Great Commission,” which comes from Bible scriptures. The program was issued throughout state and some local Baptist church leaders decided to participate in the event.
First Baptist Phil Campbell and Mountain View Baptist split the town in two sections trying to spread the gospel to everyone in town.
Pastor Sammy Taylor of Mountain View Baptist in Phil Campbell said this past weekend folks seemed to be grateful for the program.
Taylor said his church showed up in large number with 35 hitting the pavement for the prayer walk and at least 80 signed up for the second phase of the process, which involves scripture distribution.
Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Russellville Neil Rogers believes the program is a unique and beneficial way to bring people to the Lord.
GPS breaks the process down into four distinct biblical markers:
GPS is a five-week process in duration with a five-week follow-up plan. The process also serves as an initiative to share Christ through prayer walking, gospel distribution and an invitation to each church’s Sunday morning Easter service on April 4.
This weekend local Baptist church leaders plan to head out to the streets again this time leaving behind a door hanger with a “gospel track” and an invitation to attend an Easter service.
Pastor Tom Wimberly of Freedom Community church he first read about the program and believed it to be pretty solid and Bible based.
Wimberly said the process to reach people for Jesus would continue even after Easter Sunday.