Working A Prospect List In Bus Ministry

By Dave Smith

A prospect list is a list of prospects you are trying to get into church.

I. Where To Get Prospects

A. Door-to-door visitation

B. Visitors from the services

C. When out and about town

D. People you meet doing business

E. Friends of members

F. Bus parents

II. What You Do With It

A. Look at it every day

B. Pray over it every day

C. Contact them every week or so

1. Phone calls

2. Letters

3. Personal visits

III. Who To Place On The List

A. Unchurched but saved people

B. Unsaved people

C. Unbaptized people

IV. The Goal Of The Prospect List

A. Salvation of many souls

B. Baptism of converts

C. Membership of saved but unchurched folks

V. What To Do After They Are Saved And Baptized

A. Introduce to other members

B. Follow-up visits

C. Sunday School enrollment

D. Have over to your house

E. Enroll in discipleship program

F. Give follow-up materials

G. Pastor them

This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”