I Need Counseling about How to Receive New Life in Jesus Christ or Renew My Fellowship with Jesus
If what you’ve been doing hasn’t brought the results you want, we want to help you find a new way of approaching your life.
Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). If you have never experienced the kind of life Jesus wants to give you, He invites you to turn to Him now.
Maybe at some time you did start a new life with Jesus, but somewhere along the line you got off track, you’ve lost your connection with God, and you feel far from Him. Your heavenly Father eagerly waits for you to come home, and He will welcome you with open arms.
A page on this site, New Life in Christ for You, gives you information about how you can enter into this new life or renew your fellowship with Christ. Go there now, or call us at 1 888 JESUS-2000 for more help.
I Want to Volunteer From Home to Share Jesus with Callers
People who need to know the good news in Jesus contact the ERC through toll-free telephone numbers and Internet addresses. This contact information appears in television and radio ads, printed evangelistic materials, magazine articles, billboards, and gifts (like water bottles) distributed in local evangelistic outreach events.
Internet contacts currently receive response through staff personnel.
Telephone calls are routed directly and anonymously to Christian volunteer Telephone Encouragers.
Are you picturing a telephone bank full of people in one place receiving calls? Get that picture out of your mind, and replace it with yourself, comfortable in your own home, perhaps enjoying a cup of coffee. The telephone rings, and you get to share Christ’s love with someone in Maine, Montana, or Maui, or perhaps someone in Tennessee, Texas, or Tallahassee. You’re an at home volunteer, working on your own schedule to provide this Christian ministry.
So what exactly do you do? Often, people think of this kind of ministry as phone counseling, and in some ways that’s a good description. We prefer to consider it spiritual encouragement (so we call our volunteers Telephone Encouragers). You’re not functioning as a professional counselor, and your purpose isn’t to provide psychological counseling. Rather, you want to help callers to evaluate where they are in their relationship with Jesus Christ, and encourage them to take the next step in that relationship -- whether that’s simply to recognize their need to enter into relationship with Him, to invite Him into their life for the first time, to repair a broken fellowship with Him, or just to receive encouragement for walking through a hard time.
Maybe you’re saying, I’m interested, but am I qualified? Here’s the list of qualifications for being a Telephone Encourager (TE) for the ERC, and why we consider each one important.
If you meet these basic qualifications and want to take the next step to get involved in this unique Christian volunteer work, just click on the page titled, “Get Involved,” and we’ll give you information about required training.
I Want to Lead My Church to Use This Evangelism Tool To Provide Follow-up Ministry to Respondents
The Evangelism Response Center works through an effective Follow-Up Network
The work of the Evangelism Response Center is not complete when a person prays to receive Christ. Many callers leave their name and address so we can put them in contact with a local church. The ERC includes a network of Southern Baptist follow-up churches called “Covenant Churches,” who provide continuing ministry to respondents in their own community.
Perhaps you’re thinking, “Sure, I want my church to receive names, addresses, and telephone numbers of responsive people in our community. What’s the catch? How much is this going to cost us, and what kind of commitment do we have to make?”
Here’s an explanation of our expectations of Covenant Churches.
If you are in leadership in a Southern Baptist church and want to lead your church to take the next step to get involved as a Covenant Church, just click on the page titled, “Get Involved,” and we’ll give you information about how you can register.
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