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,