• My-Hope
    Training Opportunities:
    For Pastors and Church Leaders  
     
     Trainer for Louisiana:
    Wayne Jenkins, Evangelism Director, LBC
    Wayne.Jenkins@LBC.org, 318.448.3402
     Additional Resources:

      Pastors, here's an idea
    for getting your church involved in this important campaign. Show Defining Moments, the Matthew Party video, as the sermon in an upcoming worship service and then challenge your members to host Matthew Parties in their homes!   Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of Billy Graham's My Hope Campaign!  

    WHAT IS MY HOPE with BILLY GRAHAM?  

    My Hope with Billy Graham is a massive effort to reach people across the United States and Canada with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Following a simple biblical model, My Hope with Billy Graham combines the reach and excitement of a nationwide media event with the power of personal relationships. Under the guidance of their local pastors, Christians across these two countries will open their homes to share the Gospel message with friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors using different media programs featuring Billy Graham, dynamic music, and testimonies. Like the Apostle Matthew, some will invite their guests into their homes to learn about Jesus using prime-time television, while others will gather at a coffee shop or the park to watch the program on a tablet or smartphone.

    STRATEGY  

    Matthew and Friends is the heart of this national evangelistic outreach. After accepting Jesus’ call to follow Him (Matthew 9:9–13 and Luke 5:27–31), Matthew invited friends into his house to meet the Person who changed his life. Through this strategy, Christians from thousands of churches in the U.S. and Canada will follow these simple steps:

    • LOOK AROUND and identify friends, neighbors, co-workers, fellow students, and family who do not know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Then write their names on a prayer list.
    • LOOK UP and pray every day for each person they listed. 
    • LOOK OUT for opportunities to build deeper relationships with these people.
    • LOOK FORWARD to the event: Invite every person on their list, prepare their three-minute story, and pray for God’s help as they invite guests to receive Jesus Christ. 
    • LOOK AFTER those who give their lives to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.
    • Watch a demonstration of the strategy.

    My Hope with Billy Graham will center around one week in November 2013, when Christians will invite these friends to their homes, or another familiar location, to watch the television or video programs. They will then share their own story of how they met Jesus and invite their friends to pray to receive the Lord Jesus Christ. Each host will follow up with new believers and encourage them to become part of a local church.
     

    KEY ELEMENTS  

    1. Local churches are the focus of My Hope with Billy Graham. This outreach exists to strengthen the local church by preparing pastors across the country to train their members to pray for and share Christ with lost people around them. Thousands of trained Christians then use the media programs to share the Gospel with the people in their local communities and build up the local church.
    2. My Hope with Billy Graham video programs are developed to clearly and concisely share the Gospel through music, interviews, and messages from Billy Graham. 
    3. Various communication platforms will be used intensely during the first week of November 2013 to saturate the country with video programs. Together with thousands of “Matthews” praying and building relationships, the project will open the door to an evangelistic movement that sweeps across the nation. 
    4. Relationships are one of the foundations of My Hope with Billy Graham. In the months leading up to the event, Christians will be active in strengthening their relationships with people they know who don’t follow Christ. As close friends, family members, co-workers, fellow students, or neighbors, they earn the right to share their story. 
    5. The personal testimony of each Christian is vital to the success of this outreach. As Christians live out the love of Jesus and then share their own story with lost friends, family, and neighbors, God will transform lives. 
    6. The follow-up of new Christians through the local churches is essential to ensure that each person has the opportunity to become an active member of a local Christian fellowship.

    Broadcast Times

    For information on the My Hope with Billy Graham broadcast times, please click here.