The third step of the Hunters strategy is to "pursue." In other words, begin a focused process of engagement with the dropout believer—but only after the Lord has affirmed to us His desire for our pursuit of this particular individual.
Last week we introduced three elements of this process:
3. Correspondence (emails, text, social media, cards)
This week, let's consider visits. A personal home visit is a powerful statement of love and interest. Be open to the possibility of visiting as you get to know the person. The impact this has is difficult to communicate in words: "How come they want to spend time with me? Even my relatives don't do that."
Thoughts on Visiting
- Keep it short. You don't want to stay for hours and have them say, "Thank God they finally left!"
- Use prudence. Men should visit men or couples; women should visit women or couples.
- Pray for them upon leaving.
Consider the 2 or 3 dropout believers whom the Lord has shown you to engage with. Seek an opportunity to visit together at a natural time. Sometimes we just have game nights. For more depth on this, read Hunters of the Harvest chapter 10.
Louis Posthauer is the executive director of Hunters of the Harvest Ministry. He has been actively involved in the local church for more than 37 years and currently serves as a lay leader and teacher at Living Word Church of the Nazarene in Houston. For more information, visit huntersoftheharve
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