Do you want to grow in your skill in talking about your faith?
One discipline that I use that helps me grow comfortable in talking about my faith is through writing about that conversation in a journal.
I have done a mental review of nearly every evangelistic conversation that I have. I write about it in my journal and reflect upon what I learn from it.
It’s a good practice to follow, and will help you in the future. It has been a practice that has been deeply beneficial in my life, particularly in removing fear from my practice of personal evangelism.
Here are 10 questions I like to ask myself or the people I’m training:
- “How did God point out that person to you?”
- “Where did you notice God was already at work?”
- “What was the other person’s spiritual thirst?”
- “What would you do differently if you could do this over?”
- “What did you share about Christ and the gospel?”
- “How did they start the conversation that gave you the clue they wanted to go deeper?”
- “What question might you have asked to magnify that spiritual thirst?”
- “What question might have opened the door further for more conversation?”
- “How would you resume this discussion next time you encounter this person or this topic?”
- “How did the other person express their spiritual thirst? Did they know it was a spiritual need?”
I don’t follow this list religiously. But I do review each conversation and learn from it. This has helped me greatly in growing more comfortable in sharing my faith in Christ with other people.
By taking the time to review each potentially evangelistic encounter and every conversation, I become aware of where I need to grow and where I need to pray.
What questions do you ask yourself in review with each evangelistic conversation that you have?
Think about the last faith conversation encounter you had and walk through the list above.
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