More church invitations: Friends and Family

Friendships and Church Invitations

In the previous article in the series of giving more invitations to church, I focused on prayer.As I continue to look at various ways to increase the number of personal invitations to church that your church members give, today's article is focused on the number of personal friends who are unchurched.Again, the statistics show that a … [Read more...]

Book Review:Eats with Sinners

My review on Aaron Chambers Eats with Sinners

I've been in the Church for so long that deep friendships with people apart from Christ have been neglected.I've filled my day with work, managing the lives of my children, administrative and planning for the local church, and running an international ministry.Recently, I've been having a season of reading and re-reading a bunch of books … [Read more...]

Sharing your faith with no results

Find Your Personal Testimony

Why do some people express great interest in the gospel of Jesus Christ, yet they never cross the line of faith and discipleship?Perhaps you've spent time sharing your faith (maybe a few years) byDeveloping authentic relationships with non-believers Faith sharing conversations over dinner Answering difficult questionsYet, they … [Read more...]

How to be ready to share your faith

One to one faith conversation

Have you ever been put on the spot with regards to an evangelistic moment?Imagine, you are at the beach with a friend, talking about life.The rhythm of the crashing waves, the cry of seagulls, and the breeze creates a relaxing setting where the the conversation takes a deeply spiritual turn.The spontaneous conversation begins to go deep … [Read more...]

Sharing Faith With Your Friends

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"How do you find forgiveness?"This was a question my neighbor asks while we visit at the poolside on a spring day.While our kids are splashing, shouting, screaming, laughing and diving into the water, my friend talks with me about deep issues of the heart.How did we get to this point? 1.  He is my friend. We laugh and talk about life … [Read more...]

How to kill spiritual thirst

How to crush spiritual thirst

You've probably seen it:An opening in a conversation when a non Christian expresses their spiritual insight, or opens up about some restlessness in their heart.Then well-meaning Christians become a one-way torrent of gospel information about what a person needs to believe and why other religions are wrong.Or maybe you've seen … [Read more...]

4 Reasons Relational Evangelism Works

Relationships are key to evangelism

Without a doubt personal relationships are the most effective way to share the gospel in a meaningful way.I've had deeply personal conversations with strangers, and have led strangers to Christ.But those conversations were the results of months of spiritual preparation by their friends who were already speaking into their life - I just … [Read more...]

How to talk about spiritual things with a friend

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Moving a conversation around to spiritual things can be the most difficult part of witnessing.We can talk freely with our friends about many subjects, but are at a loss when we want to bridge the gap between everyday life and the Lord.What does driving to work every morning or playing golf or washing the dishes or changing the baby have … [Read more...]

92% of Jesus’ conversations

Questions to Submit to Evangelismcoach

Darrell Davis points out how many conversations that Jesus had. Out of 132 contacts that Jesus had with people recorded in the New Testament, 6 were in the temple, 4 were in the synagogue, and 122 were out in the mainstream of life. (Adapted from Why Christians Sin, by J.K Johnson, Discovery House, 1992)As evangelists, we need to make sure … [Read more...]

Review of Beyond Belief by Patrick McElroy

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Beyond Belief by Patrick McElroy is subtitled Live a Consistent, Spiritually Powerful life.From the back cover: “a book about breaking free from a spiritually weak life to achieve the consistently powerful one that is available to every believer.It’s a Bible Study 101 that guides reader to a greater revelation of God.” Summary of Beyond … [Read more...]