Something happened! During 40 years of pastoring, Pastor Larry says that nothing impacted him as much as this concept of Pray-Care-Share. This “new” concept is actually old, drawing on the spirit of the New Testament churches. It is drawing pastors together, revitalizing churches, and giving focus to Christians about their purpose in this life. Pastor Larry teaches this concept that asks pastors and laypeople to look into their communities and identify how each person can bring Christ to those who are unchurched and have little or no hope. It’s a new revolution!
We learn to identify by name those in our social surroundings who need to know the Lord. They may be our brothers, sisters, relatives, neighbors, friends and work associates. We then write these names on bookmarks, on pictures, on walls of our churches or any designated place where they will be a continual reminder to hold others up in prayer. We are to actively pray for these people by name . . . that they will know the Lord as Savior and King. Prayer becomes the focus for a change in our attitudes toward others.
We learn to find ways to show we care. Visit with friends, be there to talk through issues with them. Help them with projects, visit with the elderly (that will be you someday!), organize a work party with some friends, and do something for someone that they cannot do for themselves.
When engaging with people, look for opportunities to share Christ. They will come up. Our love will be quite infectious, and people will naturally want to know “what makes us tick.” Share your story. No one can argue with that. We don’t have to be a Bible scholar to be a witness for Christ!