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‘Soul-Winning Commitment Day’ is Oct. 5


ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–“Who’s in Your Wallet?” is the theme of this year’s Soul-Winning Commitment Day, which will be observed throughout the Southern Baptist Convention on Sunday, Oct. 5. The annual day is sponsored by the North American Mission Board.

Taking off on the slogan of a well-known credit card’s TV ad campaign, NAMB has developed a “3-1-6” prayer card on which Southern Baptists can write the names of three friends or relatives who need Christ. Keeping the card in their wallets or purses as a reminder, Baptists are asked to pray for these three people once a day for six days.

The special-day emphasis is part of NAMB’s national evangelism initiative — “God’s Plan for Sharing” — developed and sponsored by NAMB’s evangelism group.

“Sunday, Oct. 5 is the day designated for Soul-winning Commitment Day but Southern Baptists are expected to emphasize evangelism throughout the year,” said Dick Church, church evangelism resource coordinator on NAMB’s evangelism team in Alpharetta, Ga.

“If not on Oct. 5, we hope SBC churches will schedule and hold an evangelism emphasis another Sunday during the year,” Church said. “Whenever it’s held, the day should be a time of inspiration, motivation, communication, celebration, instruction, commitment and prayer.”

In addition to the “Who’s in Your Wallet?” 3-1-6 prayer cards, Church said other downloadable resources are available online (www.thebigday.org) for Soul-Winning Commitment Day. These include an implementation guide, sermon outlines and videos, posters, Sunday School/small group lessons, instructions on how to use the 3-1-6 prayer cards and personal evangelism training methods.

All resources are available in English, Korean, Chinese and Spanish. To order prayer cards, call 866-407-NAMB (6262). Cards come in packets of 100 for $9. For more information, call 770-410-6372.

“Personal evangelism has always defined Southern Baptists,” Church said. “This main focus constantly challenges us to build bridges to reach out to people with the good news of Jesus Christ. It is our great privilege and personal responsibility to share the Gospel with unbelievers.”
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Mickey Noah is a writer for the North American Mission Board.

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