The “E” Word

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

Many people are afraid of the “E” word, “evangelism.” Maybe that’s because we often start in the wrong place. Author and pastor Tim Keller, offers ten tips for evangelism.

1] Let people around you know you are a Christian (in a natural, unforced way)
2] Ask friends about their faith – and just listen!
3] Listen to your friends problems – maybe offer to pray for them
4] Share your problems with others – testify to how your faith helps you
5] Give them a book to read
6] Share your story
7] Answer objections and questions
8] Invite them to a church event
9] Offer to read the Bible with them
10] Take them to an explore course

According to the salternlite blog, Keller also advises “that we (generally) start with 1-4. If people are interested and want to talk more you can move them to stages 5-7. If they’re still interested go on to stages 8-10. Sometimes people will want to go straight to 10, but often people start from way back and need some time to think and discuss things in a non-pressured way. We often think that only stages 8-10 count and invest all our energy there. Keller suggests that to get people at stages 8,9,10 you have to put the work in at 1-4. Sometimes you’ll have to keep going round the loop multiple times.”

That all might know Him,
Cliff