Obnoxious Habits in Personal Evangelism – The out of place transition

Confusion Road Sign

Yesterday, I enjoyed a personal day with my family and a few friends.We checked out of life, drove to the beach, and stared at the ocean for hours, while our children dug the proverbial hole to China.The conversation among the adults was awesome, as relationships were being strengthened as our families continued to learn about one … [Read more...]

30 Days of Prayer: Day 22 – Tell of His Love

Jesus died for me.

My faith has found a resting place, Not in device nor creed; I trust the Ever-living One, His wounds for me shall plead.I need no other argument, I need no other plea; It is enough that Jesus died, And that He died for me. -- Hymn, My Faith has found a resting place My hope is in the Lord Who gave Himself for me, And paid … [Read more...]

Appropriate Silence in Personal Witnessing

Torpedo Conversation

I've got a few friends who have always been hostile to talking about faith.Their level of spiritual thirst has been low.  In fact, it's downright hostile.We remain friends, but talking about Jesus provokes emotional hostility or an evasive awkward silence.Other times, they attempt to change the subject.When I try to open up … [Read more...]

Top 10 Church Greeter Guidelines

Church Greeters Handshake

A church greeter is one of the simplest yet most important positions in the church.Your  goal is toshare a kind word, open a door, offer a handshake or just lend a helping hand to people as they enter the church.But to pull off an effective welcome consistently, you might want to develop some church greeter guidelines that you … [Read more...]

My Top 10 Tips for Personal Evangelism

Top 10 EvangelismTips

Looking for practical evangelism tips?Here is my list of top 10 tips for personal evangelism.These are not exhaustive, and focus more on preparation skills in prayer and relationship building, rather than actual gospel sharing techniques or methodologies.These are not in any particular order either. . .Choose a gospel … [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

friends

"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...]

Book Review: Spiritual Conversations by Gary Rohrmayer

Spiritual Thirst Seek Jesus

Over the years, I've developed an ability to hear spiritual thirst in a conversation.Spiritual thirst is what allows me to have normal conversations about my faith and the spiritual journey of the other person.  It's their thirst that propels them to find solutions in Christ.The concept of spiritual thirst has become a foundational element … [Read more...]

How to talk about spiritual things with a friend

evan for fainthearted

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...]