By Brian Koonce
JEFFERSON CITY – GPS (God’s Plan for Sharing) is gaining momentum in Missouri as churches across the state are banding together for an evangelistic push leading up to Easter April 4.
The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) has now ordered nearly 800,000 clear plastic bags to be hung on 800,000 doors across the state, each containing only two items: A Find it Here Gospel drop-in piece and in invitation from the local church to attend Easter services.
Churches should contact their local association office to order the door hangers. Initially, the MBC ordered only 500,000, but Gary Taylor, MBC evangelism director, said the response to GPS has been tremendous.
“West Central Association just called and ordered 69,000,” he said. “It’s so exciting to see people getting on board. And it’s not too late to order. Imagine if we can have this contact with half the households in Missouri. I’m getting calls from pastors saying they’re praying for lost people like never before. This can be huge.”
The door hangers are just one cog in the MBC’s GPS strategy, said Gary Taylor, MBC evangelism specialist. He is asking churches to prayer walk their communities March 6 and 13, and then distribute the door hangers March 20 and 27 on every door where they prayer walked. The MBC and several local associations are planning a targeted media campaign to echo the materials in the door hangers.
Taylor said everything is leading up to Easter.
“People are open to the Gospel being shared with them and they’re open to going to church on Easter Sunday if they’re invited,” he said. “I’m just so excited to see what God will do if we prepare the soil and sow that seed.”