- To hand in person a card inviting people to our new evening church
- Dress casual (less like a JW and Mormon the better)
- We gave our names and said where we were from
- Our line was, 'we're letting everyone know of a new night church that's starting in a couple of weeks. You're welcome to come along. Here's a flyer for you.' and we left it at that. No drawing people into lengthy conversations, no Gospel presentations, just telling people that something new is starting at their local church.'
- We never put flyers in letter boxes with the notice, no junk mail.
- Only 10-15% of people were rude to us
- Half of houses had no one home (when is there a good time to visit?)
- Half of the people we spoke to were indifferent, but polite. I'm guesing, for them the Church is irrelevant but not bad.
- The rest were polite and expressed vague interest. Each duo who went out seemed to have one positive contact. One Chinese lady asked me, "do you have to be religious to come to Church?" Love that question. Answer - no. In my mind I add - especially no. She then enquired as to what time Church is on.
- The younger the person, the more likely they are to take our literature
- Door knocking is not the best evangelism strategy. It may work in the USA but it is pretty ineffective in Australia. I would think we would need to hit 200-300 homes in order to find 1 person would in reality will come to church.
- To reach the community we have to try anything at our disposal.
- At least door knocking raises Mentone Baptist Church in people's consciousness.
- I am praying that some of those whom we visited, will come and visit us. In everything we do I am always reminded that it requires an act of God's grace to rouse people to consider Christ.