All congregation members, who are active in the evangelism of their community, should be able to carry on a Bible study program with a new one. There should be a basic theology book, like Concise Bible Doctrines by Elmer Town, which could be used as a study tool. You do not want people becoming a member of your church based emotionalism. Rather, you want then joining because they are able to make an informed decision based on knowledge of the Scriptures.
These studies can be done at your home, or in the home of the student, you are teaching, if possible, even in the church. It is a one on one study with you and him. You objective are to not only teach them the basics of the Bible doctrines within Scripture, but also help them as they transition from the world, to the Christian faith, putting on that new Christlike person. (Eph. 4:23-24; Col. 3:8-10) They should be treated as if they are your spiritual child.―1Corinthians 4:17.
Effective Use of Bible Tracts
If you are to engage another in an effective conversation, you have to get the conversation started. Like a good book, or a great magazine article, the beginning will determine if you keep going. What you want to do is get the person’s attention immediately. You introduce yourself, and a very brief statement that you are talking to people in your community about the Bible, and then offer a tract visually. Most Bible Tracts have two things in common: (1) the titles are designed to peak interest, and (2) the cover image is designed to leap off the page at you, making you want to read it.
Another facet of offering tracts is their size. In a world where it seems that no one has time for anyone else, these short Bible tools can have an impact. When you offer something with a title and image that will capture the interest of the listener, your success rates are bound to go up. The best way to offer the tracts is to pick out about 4-6 of your best ones, with eye-opening titles and images. Either spread them out as you would a hand of cards, and show them, or preferably place them in the hands of the person, and ask, “Which one would you like?” Now, they are in his hands, he is looking through them, settles on one, and says, “This one.”
Now, of course, you will have read every tract you offer very studiously yourself. Therefore, you will have a question lined up that highlight the gist of the tract he chose. After asking it, open the tract, read that paragraph that answers your question, and the Scripture that is cited in it from your Bible. If the listener is very conversational, discuss more of the tract, giving him many opportunities to share in the conversation. Before closing the conversation, let him know that you would love to talk again, and write your contact information on the back of the tract, and ask him for his email or phone number.