After the Sunday service held by Haixiu Church in Hainan on Sunday, the third session of the "Happiness Group's Gospel Ministry" kicked off.
The "Happiness Group's Gospel Ministry" seeks to evangelize and lead people to the Lord through groups. As an extension of the original Cell Group, a"Happiness Group" is each "Happiness Group" is composed of an anointed leader and a couple of co-workers, plus their BEST (those invited friends who had not yet known the Lord as their Savior).
Members have to look for friends who have not yet believed in the Lord in the first two weeks. The gathering officially begins from the third week. Each session of the "Happiness Group" lasts for 10 weeks. Excluding the first two weeks of preparation, after eight weeks of group meetings and discussions, the catechumens enter the phase of calling, election and baptism, and become believers under the encouragement and testimony of everyone.
Started in July 2019, 14 happiness groups of the church in Haikou were established in the first session. A total of 77 colleagues participated in the evangelism for 87 catechumens, eventually, there were 54 people baptized to become Christians.
In the commission service marking the official launching of the third "Happiness Group's Gospel Ministry", the 29 anointed leaders witnessed the moment together with pastors, elders, and deacons.
At the ceremony, they were invited to the stage, issued with the letter of appointment and red ribbons for them. Each of them took an oath, shouting the slogan "Victory in battle and Seek an inheritance to dwell in". After that, the pastor, elders, and deacons, all dressed-up in attire, raised their hands and prayed for God's blessing. In the end, the ceremony finished with the song "Win the City for the Lord".
After the ceremony, they would return to the church in order to carry out ministry in their local areas.
- Translated by Yuehan Jiang