While we’re all a bit awkward about it, most of us do want to share our faith with others; both because it’s obedient to Jesus’ Great Commission, and because actually, we do believe Christianity is Good News which will make other people’s lives better.
The challenge is finding straightforward ways of doing it. It’s fairly easy to come up with a list of terrible evangelistic approaches which seldom hit the target, but what we’re really crying out for is a few ideas which feel natural. Here are five things I’ve personally attempted, which didn’t end in an awkward silence or an ugly argument.
- Writing a letter – We tend to take a hand-written letter really seriously, if only because it’s so unusual. So, if you’re looking for a way to share your faith with a friend, writing them a letter about it becomes quite a powerful tool.
- ‘Try before you buy’ – Invite someone into exploring the practices of the Christian faith, before committing to believing in Jesus; essentially – as Samuel Taylor Coleridge put it – willingly suspending their disbelief. They don’t have to believe all the doctrines of the Christian faith in order to try praying, meditating or even reading the Bible.
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