Sunday, our family took a taxi from our home to the location of our son’s piano recital.
The taxi driver was pretty talkative.
Among other things he rejoiced that the price of gas has come down over 50% from a few months ago.
He rejoiced that we were his last fare before going home to celebrate time with family after making an early airport run at 5am
Sitting in a taxi, we stumbled into an evangelistic conversation starter that could reveal spiritual thirst.
Shift to Spiritual Things
He made the point,
“Family is the most important relationship to have.”
My wife chimed in:
“I think it is the most important earthly relationship to have. Our primary relationship should a relationship with Christ.”
The cabbie agreed with my wife’s point and assured us that the did have a relationship with Christ.
The conversation continued naturally during the final block of our travel.
In this particular case, my wife noticed a possible opening in a conversation.
Statements like the one made by the cabbie move from the mundane to a belief, possible indication of a spiritual thirst.
My wife took the opportunity to share a single statement about her belief in a natural conversation.
It wasn’t a forced opening, and we were not steering the conversation as some books teach, but simply two people reflecting on their beliefs.
Evangelistic conversations can begin with simple statements like this and they can go deep or not.
- Ask God to show you when people make statements of belief. I think you’d be surprise as to how often it happens.
- Ask God to show you how to offer your own statement and perhaps the conversation will go deeper.
I have a DVD (or digital download) set that focuses on a conversational style evangelism that would be effective in similar:
- 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.