Most of us find that the frequency of our spiritual conversations diminish over time, simply because we are too busy with life.
The Ebb and Flow of Evangelism Conversations
We go to a conference, get pumped to talk with people about Jesus, and then over time, the number of conversations diminish.
We might read an Evangelism Book that inspires us to once again engage the world in conversation, but after a few weeks, we are back into our routines and personal evangelism is no longer a habit.
We might hear a good sermon on reaching the lost that inspires us to talk with our friends about the Lord, but after a few weeks, that motivation is gone and we’re talking about life.
It’s a natural rhythm that affects us.
The image in my mind is a gas tank that is full after the filling station and is drained simply by driving.
The farther we get away from whatever event has motivated us to share our faith with are friends, the less likely we are to share — the fuel has run low.
Besides, there is an enemy of our souls that would have us be silent anyway and that only helps us from taking the risk to share our faith.
7 Steps to More Spiritual Conversations
Here is what I do to engage people in a spiritual conversation:
- Make it a priority. Be intentional
- Pray for the opportunities.
- Get out into the community.
- Cultivate relationships.
- Learn to ask good questions.
- Look for God’s work in people.
- Guard your heart.
Evangelism Coaching Tip
Ask yourself, how many spiritual conversations did I have this week?
How can I implement these 7 tips to increase the number of conversations?
I have a DVD set that focuses on a conversational style evangelism that would be effective in:
- casual conversation between friends
- causal conversation between strangers
Read more about the Effective Evangelism Conversations in the store
It is a recording of a live seminar I gave in 2012.