Follow-Up and Discipleship
When the Lord inspired the leaders of The Great Exchange to begin this ministry, the purpose was to meet a specific need: to come alongside existing churches and para-church ministries and equip them with practical ways to share the gospel on their campuses and in their communities. Initiative evangelism through spiritual surveys and positive conversations has been the defining feature of The Great Exchange since Day 1. And while we are primarily an evangelistic ministry, we highly value follow-up and discipleship!
As a ministry, we never hold a Great Exchange event without partnering with a local church or campus ministry. We prioritize this kind of partnership for several reasons, but mostly to ensure that survey participants are immediately in contact with a local group of believers who can follow-up with them after the Great Exchange event is over.
At the end of each Great Exchange, all survey cards with contact information are handed to the partnering church or ministry leaders. We do this so that they can follow-up for further conversations and discipleship. These leaders are in a strategic position to invite participants to talk more about Jesus or to attend their Bible studies, services, midweek gatherings, etc.
We thank the Lord for the fantastic churches and ministries that we get to partner with! It is a joy to minister together as we make disciples through evangelism and then long-term discipleship!