May 21, 2020

Responder (English)

Ryan Hale

Search Party is seeking partners who have a vision for making disciples, reaching entire communities with the Gospel, reproducing followers of Jesus using a Media to Movement strategy.

What is Media to Movement?

Using Facebook, YouTube, or other social media that is being used by the communities you are trying to reach, we will reach people using an online delivery of the Gospel, following up offline with contacts that we have made online using a Disciple-Making Movement strategy.

Why should I partner with Search Party in this effort?

Search Party will support you in the following ways:

  • Provide social media accounts and advertisements in an effort to find spiritually hungry people online
  • Providing new contacts for you to work with to start the disciple-making process online
  • Tools and analysis to track the outcome of the disciples that you have responded to within Messenger
  • Recruit offline disciple-makers to connect with the contacts that you make
  • Facilitate networking and communication among other responders and disciple-makers within the coalition
  • Provide training to show how you can work in each of the areas listed above

What is your role in the partnership?

As a Responder, your responsibilities include:

Receive and respond to messages through Facebook Messenger – By monitoring Facebook Messenger, you will receive messages from new contacts who are visiting the website and wish to learn more.

Answer questions and guide seekers through their online discipleship process – As you respond, you will fill a crucial role, starting new relationships with these contacts in the hope of converting the online contact into an offline contact working with our disciple-makers to learn to follow Jesus.

Enter seekers into the Disciple Tools database – As you make contacts, each of those individuals will be entered into the Disciple Tools database.  This will allow our team to transition from online contacts to offline contacts, understanding the progress and next steps required for each contact.

Provide regular updates to your Mobilizer and receive training from the Mobilizer or others they designate – We want to stay in touch with you!  After you complete your initial training, we will set up regular meetings for you to meet together with your Mobilizer.  Your Mobilizer may also set up trainings to help refine your skills or learn new ones to help you in your role, so you will need to attend these meetings as well.

Core Theological Beliefs

We recognize that there may be some differences in theology among those working together in partnership as part of this coalition.  We believe that certain differences may be acceptable while other differences may not.  For the purposes of this partnership, we will use the Lausanne Covenant and its interpretation and theology of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Scriptures will be at the core of our theological understanding.  We will also agree that differences in theology that are not discussed within the Lausanne Covenant will not be considered theological differences for which we will divide.

You can read the Lausanne Covenant here:  https://www.lausanne.org/content/covenant/lausanne-covenant

Values

All organizations and partnerships have a certain set of values that help define their culture.  The values of our coalition and partnership are outlined on this page.

For a complete agreement that you can print and sign, please go to this document.

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