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The outreach program at Valley Forge Baptist is designed to help us as Christians reach our community for the Lord. Weekly community outreach meets in the Chapel on Tuesday nights at 6:45 (during the summer) and Saturday mornings at 10:00 (during the school year) for a time of testimonies and prayer. We then divide into groups of two or three to go out into the community and spread the gospel. Our weekly outreach program offers various ways to get involved. No matter what their background or comfort level may be, every person can find a way to participate! in the outreach program. Whether it be visiting a first-time guest from the previous Sunday, writing cards of encouragement for the Extra Mile Program, or handing out gift bags as part of the Jerusalem Project, weekly community outreach is a great way to get involved serving the Lord at Valley Forge Baptist.
What is the Jerusalem Project?
The Jerusalem Project is a plan to carry out Acts 1:8, which says “…and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem…” God’s desire is that we reach the whole world with the gospel – not only in foreign countries, but right here in Collegeville, PA as well. The plan is to knock on the door of every home in a 3 mile radius of the church and personally meet and invite them to visit VFBT.
How does it work?
The 3 mile radius will be divided into sections called zones. You can choose a map from any of the zones.
When is it?
The Jerusalem Project can be done at any time that works best for you, but it officially meets during the weekly outreach time. Maps can be found in the cabinet located just outside the Outreach Center by the water fountains.
What do I do?
You take a local map and some gift bags, drive to the streets highlighted on the map. Knock on the door of a house and say something like:
“Hello, I’m _________. We would like to give you some information from our church family. Our church, Valley Forge Baptist, is located at the corner of Black Rock Rd and Rt. 113. We have many wonderful programs for every age group and life stage.”
“Are you new to the area or have you lived here a while?”
“If this is not a convenient time, would you like someone to stop back in the future with additional information for you?”
Continue door knocking until all the homes in the highlighted area are completed. When completed, return the map and unused gift bags to the same place where you picked them up.
How long will each ministry involvement last?
Each time participating should take about 30 minutes to finish.
Is childcare provided?
We encourage parents to take their children door knocking with them. If you are in need of infant childcare, let us know and we will make special arrangements for you.
What is the Extra Mile Project?
The Extra Mile Project is an extension of our existing outreach program. The Extra Mile Project will allow for more people to get involved in outreach with a greater Gospel impact in our community.
How does the Extra Mile Project work?
Four different teams will meet just one time a month on Tuesday evenings (during the summer) and Saturday mornings (during the school year). Team members will be involved in:
- Making visits
- Making phone calls and writing cards
- Distributing various special events flyers and church newsletters
Those who desire to be prayer partners will be praying for the visitation and outreach ministries and those who sign up for special events will be contacted as needed since the dates and times of special events vary.
What will I be involved in?
You can sign up to be involved in several areas of ministry. It’s up to you:
- Card Writing (can be done from home)
- Phone Calls
- Prayer Partner
- Special Events
What is my commitment?
Enroll for one year to be involved in the Extra Mile outreach program once a month (12 times a year).
*You are welcome to participate more often.
How can I get involved?
You can sign up to write cards and make phone calls during whichever week of the month works best for you.
*The Extra Mile lists can also be sent to you via email.
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