Seven Touches of Jesus
- First Touch – The Introduction
- To lead someone into the Beginning relationship with God
Jesus saw two brothers: Simon (later called Peter) and Andrew… Jesus said to them, “Come with me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. Matt. 4:18 MSG
- Second Touch – The Investment
- To invest in someone’s life that is connected to this persons life
Jesus found Peter’s mother-in-law sick in bed, burning up with fever. He touched her hand and the fever was gone. Matt. 8:14 MSG
- Third Touch – The Turn
- When someone shows interest in your way of life (Jesus Life)
28/ Peter, suddenly bold, said, Master, if it’s really you, call me to come to you on the water.”
29-30/ He said, “Come ahead.” Jumping out of the boat, Peter walked on the water to Jesus. Matt. 14:28-31 MSG
- Fourth Touch – The Revealing
- When someone sees who you are under extreme conditions
Jesus took Peter and the brothers, James and John, and led them up a high mountain. His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. Sunlight poured from his face. His clothes were filled with light. Matt. 17:1-3
- Fifth Touch – The Provision
- When you personally meet a need in that persons life
24/When they arrived at Capernaum; the tax men came to Peter and asked, “Does your teacher pay taxes?” 25/ Peter said, “Of course.”…then Jesus said to Peter, but so we don’t upset them needlessly, go down to the lake, cast a hook, and pull in the first fish that bites. Open its mouth and you’ll find a coin. Take it and give it to the tax men. It will be enough for both of us.” Matt 17:24-26
- Sixth Touch – The Change
- When someone is ready to accept the Lord Jesus as there savior,
8/ Peter persisted, “You’re not going to wash my feet – ever! Jesus said, “If I don’t wash you, you can’t be part of what I’m doing.” 9/ “Master!” said Peter. “Not only my feet, then. Wash my hands! Wash my head!” 10-12 Jesus said, “If you’ve had a bath in the morning, you only need your feet washed now and you’re clean from head to toe. My concern, you understand, is holiness, not hygiene. So now you’re clean. John 13:8-12
- Seventh Touch – The Knowing
- When a person is now doing what the person that touched them did.
17-19 Then he said it a third time:” Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was upset that he asked for the third time, “Do you love me?” so he answered, “Master, you know everything there is to know. You’ve got to know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. John 21:17-19
An Example of the Seven Touch System for Sunday Morning.
Touch One—A Parking Lot Team Member is at the entrance of the parking lot directing traffic.
Touch Two – A Parking Lot Team Member Greets the Guest(s) as they get out of the car. They ask “Have I ever met you before?” (Note: this is a great question that will allow you to know if it is there first time.)’
If they say no then introduce yourself, ask if they need any help today and help them towards the front entrance. This Team member can help the Greeter Team by letting them know that this is the Guest(s) first time to the church.
Touch Three – A Greeter Team member greets them with a friendly smile and a handshake. The greeter then gives the Guest(s) a bulletin and assess if they need further assistants as in: going to the nursery/preschool then another Greeter Team member will take them to the nursery/preschool area. (Note: no one should ever point in the direction of the next area and say it is that way.)
Touch Four – For this touch there could be two or more different ways that it can happen.
- If the Guest has no children then the Usher Team member will greet them and ask the Guest(s) if they need help finding a seat.
- If the Guest(s) have children then a Greeter Team Member will escort the guest to the nursery/preschool area. Then show them into the sanctuary where an Usher Team member will greet them and ask the Guest(s) if they need help finding a seat. (Note: If scenario b. happens then our guest has been touched five times already)
Touch Five – worship Team Members and Band Members can touch a Guest(s) by their smile and attitude while worshiping God.
Touch Six – The pastors preaching
Touch Seven – After dismissing the service the pastor greets the Guest(s) and the Greeter Team Members and Usher Team members greet while the guest leave the building.
Any other touches that take place after this is a bonus and will only help encourage the Guest(s) to come back.
If we accomplish all seven touches on Sunday morning then there is a 95% chance that the Guest(s) will return.