I keep adding to the list.
If you have found some tips helpful for pastors to keep their personal evangelism passion high, please send them to me via email, contact us form, or simply give me a call at 804-335-1445.
See these prior posts:
1. Obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit
God opens the doors to evangelistic conversations.
The Lord might point out someone to you, as he did in the story of Phillip and the Ethiopian eunuch. “Go and stand next to THAT chariot.”
As you go through the day, can you recognize the promptings of the Lord?
We need to respond to those promptings and seize the moments that He gives us. He’ll use us to touch the hearts of others, and it is my experience that our own life will be changed as well.
Sitting on an airplane (what evangelist doesn’t have an airplane story?) I notice those that start a conversation with me.
On one of my last trips, my seat mate and I had a long spiritual discussion over why he is not a Christian.
I had the chance to discuss my faith, help him to explore his own lack of faith, in the process explaining why following Jesus is the greatest thing on earth.
For 150 minutes, we talked about faith, about life, and about Jesus.
I make it a habit of praying for those that I will sit next to, that God may use me in their journey to faith.
2. Review God’s work in your life
I have found that the more I explore my testimony, and the more I recall God’s current activity in my life, I find a wellspring of gratefulness bubbling out of my heart.
I see God’s active grace in my life. I see God’s care, I see His concern.
The more I look over it, my motivation to share my faith rises. The more grateful I become, the more passionate I am to help others find this faith.
This is the inebriation of grace. The mystery of being part of God’s kingdom. I am overwhelmed with gratitude, perhaps melting in gratitude, and that inspires me to share with others.
Take the time to reflect on God’s activity in your life. What is God doing in your life now that makes the gospel good news?
3. Keep your evangelistic edge
- Read books on evangelism? (order books from Amazon)
- Attend an evangelism conference?
- Participate in a webinar on evangelism?
- Read Evangelism Coach? (Grab the Feed and get it automatically).
- Read a biography of an evangelist?
- Study a course?
- Being coached in personal or corporate Evangelism?
- Down load evangelism training podcasts?
- Searched You Tube for evangelism training videos?
- Surround yourself with other passionate evangelists?
These kinds of things can help you keep your evangelistic passion high. Making the intentional effort to keep your passion high.
I find that when I attend a conference, I get excited once again about seeing lives changed.
I find that when I teach a conference I get excited when I see some newly trained evangelists jazzed up to change the world.
Right now, as I’m doing personal evangelism coaching for a few people, I get excited as they share with me their evangelistic conversations that have occurred between our conversations over the phone.
They are excited that they can do this, and I am excited knowing that perhaps destinies are being changed.
Let me ask you this?
What tips have you found helpful in your own life to keep the evangelism passion high?
Share them with us.
My own Evangelism Teaching on DVD
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.