In one my list of evangelism definitions, we looked a little at the distinction between actions and words in evangelism. John Stott speaks a little on social action and evangelism in this now classic book: Christian Mission in the Modern World (IVP Classics). The 1975 Chavasse Lectures were given by John Stott to a packed …
As evangelists, we need a “Default setting.” A default setting is a gospel script that we have mastered so well that it is second nature to use it. A default setting enables us to explain a few points of the gospel clearly when its appropriate.
I felt like I was witnessing, but feeling awful that I had no purpose for the evangelism survey other than to force open a conversational door.
I’ve been thinking recently about “the testimony” — your story of conversion. Most of us have one and most of us have done exercises where we write it the testimony of our conversion, revise our testimony for clarity, and shorten our testimony to share it in 5 minutes or less.
The basic premise of Reimagining Evangelism: Inviting Friends on a Spiritual Journey is that God is at work already in the lives of pre-Christians, and our job in evangelism is to participate in that work. The author uses the metaphor of being part of a “detective agency” to explain personal evangelism.