Multiply Strategy

“Now is the moment in time for us, as followers of Jesus, to tell others ...” 

#Share72: The Power of a Moment 

Monday, October 8 - Wednesday, October 10
#Share72 is a simple plan to engage every church member to share the Gospel. You are encouraged to share your Legacy Letter (testimony).  Learn a simple Gospel conversation, and then share it with at least one person during the 72-hour period beginning Monday, October 8 through Wednesday, October 10.

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How to Write and Share Your Legacy Letter

You have a spiritual legacy of faith and people you meet need to hear how you became a follower of Christ and how He is transforming your life. Writing out your Legacy Letter may also help you communicate your faith as a follower of Jesus to your family and friends. Read the suggestions below and jot down some thoughts for each section. Then put your thoughts together and write out your legacy of faith.

Share what.
What was your life like before you became a follower of Christ? What was happening in your life when you met Jesus? What were the circumstances that led you listen to and receive the Gospel?

Share how.
How did you actually hear the Gospel, and who did you hear it from? What did the person you were talking with say or do that made you realize that you needed to repent of your sin and make Jesus your Lord and Savior?

Share why.
Why has your decision to follow Christ changed your life? Share what God is doing to transform you into a Christ-follower.

Share now.
Pray and commit to share your legacy of becoming a follower of Christ as often as you can. To help seal this commitment, commit to share your legacy at least once in the next 72 hours (3 days). With whom could you share your story? Is there a place (restaurant, family meal, etc.) that would be conducive to sharing your spiritual legacy)?

Consider writing out your prayer, commitment, and the names of two to three people whom you may have the opportunity to share the Gospel with this week. Look for opportunities to share your Legacy Letter; or invite friends or family to lunch or coffee and share your Legacy Letter with them. Consider posting your Legacy Letter on social media. The main thing is to be intentional about sharing your relationship with Jesus with other people.

Now put it together.
Using the notes you have written, write out your own Legacy Letter (personal testimony). You might find it helpful to write as if you were sending a letter of your personal spiritual journey to a family member or friend.


He told him, “Go back home to your own people and report to them how much the Lord has done for you and how He has had mercy on you.” So he went out and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and they were amazed. 
Mark 5:19-20.

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Connecting to

3.5.1

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3.5.1 Multiply Stickers

What is most important to EFBC? Fulfilling our vision: “A Family of Faith Passionately Connecting to Christ, His Church, His Word, and His Mission for His Glory” through our Connection Groups. How do we do this?  One way to help you do this is our new EFBC Sticker.  Put it on your car or prominent place to remind you to pray for 3, invite 5, and share the gospel with 1.  It will prompt questions from friends and others to allow you to invite and share.  Pick one up today in the Church Office. They are free.

Connecting to

Connection Groups

Fulfilling the MULTIPLY Strategy

Edmond’s First Baptist Church (EFBC) strategy for fulfilling our mission is through Connection Groups. When Connection Groups are fulfilling EFBC’s mission statement, EFBC will grow.

When we are faithful to fulfill God’s desire through the Connection Group strategy, He will bless us with growth.

This is what the Multiply DNA of EFBC looks like.

What is a Successful Connection Group?

Connection Groups (CG) are Edmond’s First Baptist Church’s strategy to fulfill our vision in obedience to Christ’s command in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). What makes a successful CG?  Every CG should fulfill the vision of EFBC to Connect people to Christ, His Church, His Word and His Mission for His glory. These four areas are the foundation for every CG:

  • Connecting people to Christ that’s evangelism. CG’s should be actively sharing the Gospel.  That’s the 1 of 3-5-1.
  • Connecting to His Church is fellowship and worship.  CG’s should be ‘doing life together’ in fellowship and ministry with their CG and connecting with the body of Christ in worship. Inviting people to connect with the CG and worship is the 5 of  3-5-1. 
  • Connecting to His Word is discipleship. Every week the Bible is taught in CG. 
  • Connecting to His Mission is where we take the Gospel to the world through ministry.  

The ultimate goal of every CG is to multiply leaders and Connection Groups.  Just as a healthy plant grows, every healthy CG should have a plan to grow.  Have a plan to multiply its leaders through apprentices (directors, teachers, outreach, mission, and connection leaders); sending leaders to other areas of EFBC to serve; and to start new CG’s.   If we aren’t reaching new people and creating places for them to connect with EFBC and starting new CG’s, then we aren’t being obedient to Christ’s command.  Let’s worship God by working to grow His Kingdom for His Glory.