Speaker Guidelines and Suggestions
For the Port Charlotte, FL Chapter of FGBMFI
What a joy it is to be given the opportunity to share your testimony! Jesus Christ changes lives every day, and you are going to be a part of that miracle for someone.
The vision of The Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International is to provide the setting for business men and women to share their testimony with their associates, friends, and family. Below you will find a few guidelines and suggestions. These have proven to be most effective and helpful. Because of them, the Holy Spirit has honored us by being present at our chapter meetings in power. It is important that they be followed to ensure a successful meeting for all.
The Apostle Paul provided an excellent example for us in Acts chapter 26 in his address to King Agrippa. There were four aspects of his testimony.
His testimony was positive and to the point. He didn't labor excessively over the details of his life before he met the Lord, but simply highlighted his past sins. He promoted and exalted the Lord Jesus Christ, not his church in Antioch or other ministries. He was encouraging and uplifting to those around him, giving hope and faith to those who would listen.
Each chapter meeting is primarily for evangelistic purposes. The Lord did not establish us to be a church, but to assist the local churches in bringing in a harvest of souls. Thus we do not have bible studies or teaching seminars at the chapter level. Nor do we allow the main speaker for the meeting to promote or belittle other ministries or organizations. We do network with other ministries and organizations, but the speaker should not use the meeting to promote or teardown such.
Hopefully there are many unsaved people attending the meeting. During your testimony include scriptures that have brought you through. Follow the leading of Holy spirit in telling stories that these men can identify with, and avoid religious clichés and theological terms. Many of these men may not have been raised in a church. It should be a simple message that anyone could understand. Let Holy Spirit do the convicting and convincing, and then, He will also confirm your words with signs and wonders.
Always receive written (email or US Mail) confirmation as to:
Before the meeting, you should inform the chapter:
Please, do not burden the chapter with expensive air fares, or unnecessary lodging and phone charges.
At the meeting, you should:
After the meeting, you should:
Communication avoids embarrassment, don't assume anything.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read these guidelines and suggestions. May the Lord bless you richly and powerfully as you share your testimony around the world.