Mon. Apr 19th, 2021

FRIENDS OF THE BRIDE
By: O.C. Marler

FRIENDS OF THE BRIDE

PURPOSE: An Introduction for prospects who need a friend or personal contact, to bridge their journey from the world to the establishing of a solid Christian.

Those who will be leaders will be called FRIENDS.

The duties of a FRIEND will be as follows:

1. A FRIEND will be assigned to various families or individuals with whom he is to keep in touch and encourage.

2. Those assigned to the FRIEND are not to be aware that this is an organized effort.

The responsibilities of a FRIEND include such duties as:

A. Telephone calls.

B. Meetings for coffee.

C. Personal visits.

D. Involving them with others in the church.

(Especially seeing that others in the church are nice to them.)

No Financial assistance can be offered or given (as there are too many in need.)

THIS IS A SPIRITUAL ENDEAVOR ONLY. Neither may FRIENDS make requests to the church for financial assistance.

FRIENDS REPORT TO CO-ORDINATOR:

a. Results
b. Necessary information

SUBJECT: JOB DESCRIPTION FOR OUTREACH DIRECTOR

RE: FRIENDS OF THE BRIDE

1. To oversee and aid the Co-ordinator in keeping the program active.

2. To advise and help with decisions that arise on the field.

3. To conduct the scheduled meeting involving the Co-ordinator and friends.

4. To keep the discussions on the FRIENDS OF THE BRIDE’S business only.

5. Choose, with Co-ordinator, a meeting place.

6. The Outreach Director, with the Pastor, shall choose and organize Friends.

7. Outreach Director, with Co-ordinator, shall assign families or individuals to a friend.

8. Oversee the designing of forms.

SUBJECT: JOB DESCRIPTION FOR CO-ORDINATOR

RE: FRIENDS OF THE BRIDE

1. Co-ordinate all aspects of the program.

2. Stay in touch with Friends between scheduled meetings.

3. Assign prospects and new converts to Friends.

4. Issue form to Friends with their contact’s name, address, and telephone number, as complete as possible, (along with any available helpful information.)

5. Keep as much information on hand as possible.

6. Be active in scheduled meetings.

7. Co-ordinator may serve as Friend if time permits.

“FRIENDS OF THE BRIDE” ORGANIZATIONAL LAY OUT & ASSIGNMENT FORM

PASTOR

OUTREACH DIRECTOR

CO-ORDINATOR

Friend – Wayne Baum

1. B. Gray
2436 Iowa
863-2947

2. Sid West

3. Russell Jones, lives behind Barbershop
4600 Gary Dr.

Friend – Doug Latimer

1. Ed Jones Fy.
Old Forest Ln. 4th hse.
(no phone)

2. Doug Pitts
Wks. Villa Inn
6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

3. Gary Hart

*NOTE: If no Outreach Director, move Co-ordinator up and designate him as second person.

After a period of time, Friends are released from their organized obligation. The time of release is to be decided at the Meetings.

It is suggested that meetings be held at a restaurant; or a place where at least a beverage can be served, as the meeting’s importance must be realized.

Naaman, in the Old Testament, almost lost his chance for the cleansing of his leprosy; for he expected the prophet to formally utter a dignified proclamation over him, rather than issue a terse command to dip himself in the muddy river.

So . . . if you are looking for something with complicated, intricate detail, “FRIENDS OF THE BRIDE” is not the booklet or program for you. But if you are in need (as most of us are) of cultivating out visitors and converts and seeing a steady growth – this works!

(The original publisher of the above material is unknown.)

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