Janie Sjoegren tərəfindən Analar Günü Carnation Giveaway

mothersdayBəzi insanlar unutmaq və ya Mom bir gül və ya kart almaq üçün son ana qədər gözləyin. Fərdi mağaza alınmış zaman Flowers bahalı ola bilər, lakin onlar toplu olaraq gül-dən az əlli sent üçün alınmış ola bilər. Your group can probably explain to a local supermarket florist what you are trying to do with your outreach. Given enough advance notice, he or she can order a quantity of carnations and pass the discounted price on to you.

Attach to each flower an outreach connect card and a ribbon. As with a soft-drink or water giveaway, if your’e doing this at a grocery store (where we usually locate), situate yourself by the entrance, not the exit. You’ll want 5+ people per team.

Another version of this is the Secretaries Day or Sweetest Day flower giveaway with a blank card for the giver to write his or her sentients on as a greeting.

Of course, don’t give away flowers near a flower vendor.

Harada Go:

  • Campuses
  • Parks
  • Neighborhoods
  • Sporting Events
  • Downtown
  • Commuters
  • Shopping Centers

Siz lazımdır nə

  • Carnations
  • Ribbons
  • Outreach Connect Cards like those below

Mother's Day Connect Card

Mother's Day Connect Card

Mother's Day Connect Card

Steve Sjoegren ilə sadə saxlamaq

outreachBiz mühüm təbliğat başlayaraq burada bir çox xal var baxmayaraq Xeyirxahlıq Yayım əsas ideyası çox sadədir.

Mənim tendensiya Mən maraqlı tapmaq bir şey tullanmaq və mümkün qədər şeyi fəallaşdırmaq üçün. Bəzən karıştırma şeyi mürəkkəblik yaradır. Həyat yalnız bu istiqamətdə axır. başqaları yeni bir şey görüntüsünü tutmaq kimi, uzun əvvəl, fikir kifayət qədər mürəkkəb ola bilər.

hər şeyi daha asan saxlamaq üçün bir yolu var mı? tamamilə!

Outreach bütün haqqında bir şey - görən insanlar Məsih ilə əlaqələr gəlib. Sözü "təbliğat" daha ümumi söz "yaygınlaştırma." İlk kimsə Məsihə gələn qədər səbəb biz bunu edə bilərsiniz şeyi bütün spektri haqqında. müddətli yaygınlaştırma kimsə xətti keçmək və İsa ilə qənaət əlaqələr gəlmək görməyə ciddi aid daha qısa müddət deyil.

Bu sadə bütün saxlamaq üçün, biz haqqında nə xatırlamaq lazımdır. Biz deyil 1,000 insanların həyatını daha yaxşı bilər, lakin onları görən daxil deyil yaxşı şeylər Məsih bilmək gəlmək. son nəticəsi deyilsə onlara sonra biz haqqında nə takip itirmək çevrilir görmək üçün. Biz mürəkkəbliyi məğlub.

sadə qalmaq People, bir lazer kimi diqqət edən, dəfə demək olar ki, kobud ola bilər. Onlar onlar insanları xeyir-dua verəcəyəm gözəl şeylər haqqında gözəl fikirləri ilə gəlmək gözəl insanlar dəf diqqət olur. ki, hər hansı bir yanlış bir şey yoxdur. yerlərdə çox əslində ki, var. təbliğat sahəsində, lakin, biz smiling balans çıxmaq lazımdır və gritty müəyyənləşdirilməsi eyni zamanda gəzmək onu müəssisə üçün nə etmək.

Allah, İsa, Randy Bohlender tərəfindən Müqəddəs Ruh və toyuq Man

Geri altmışlı, bir toyuq kostyum cinayət döyüşçü xüsusi bir radio drama aldatma var idi. Bəli, İndi silly görünür ... yaxşı, vicdanla, çox sonra silly idi.

İmza səs hər epizod sonunda qeyd: Üzərində səs "Toyuq elan olardı .... Maaaaaaan!, və arxa planda bir manik izdiham emphatically O, hər yerdə var "bağırmaq ki,, O, hər yerdə!"

Siz tamamilə itirmiş edirsinizsə, Burada orijinal epizod qulaq asmaq.

Mən duş bu səhər idi - həqiqətən, Bu fikirləri mənə gəlib bu deyil - və mən Allahın omnipresence Müqəddəs kollec bizə izah edilmişdir haqqında düşünməyə başladı.

Bizim professor bizə Mantra təqdim "Allahın olmadığı yer yoxdur,", hansı, texniki doğru olsa, toyuq Man imzası vaveyla kimi haqqında kimi məcburedici səslər. Combine iki fun.

Allah olmadığı yer yoxdur.

O, hər yerdə, O, hər yerdə!

Mən kömək lakin Allahın omnipresence Toyuq İnsanın Qlobal yeri çox daha yaxın bir şey deməkdir hesab edə bilməz.

Maraqlı, Mən bütün güclü düşünmədən idarə edə bilərsiniz, Çikaqoda olan bütün bilən Allah, Calcutta, və Catan, həmin yerlərdə onun haqqında düşünür, çünki, Mən Ondan olan haqqında çox düşünmürəmburada.

Ilə mən.

Mən yazılı alıram nə nəzər saldıqda.

Mənim Onun bir qurtum alaraq danışmaq kimi mənim fincan çay bir qurtum alaraq.

Mən naəlaclıqdan Allahın dərhal iştirakı daha çox məlumatlandırılması ilə yaşamaq istəyirəm. Bəli, O, hər yerdə, lakin O, yaxın da. O, hər şeyi görür, lakin o da məni görür. Mən qərar qəbul istəyirəm, mənim etika, Mən uşaqlar müalicə necə və mən Allah yanında haqqında bildiklerinizi əks etdirmək üçün bir qərib müalicə necə - xüsusi, Mən bunu edirəm ki,, Mən masa arxasında oturmaq və ya böyük qutusu mağaza koridorda gəzmək kimi.

Biz maddi şəkildə onun varlığını hiss edəndə bu dəfə müraciət Allah yanında mystified sonra. Bir güclü vaaz var və ya olsun (daha çox) istədiyiniz mahnı böyük Əsas dəyişiklik, Əgər yaxın Ona hiss dəfə var, Ona xəbərdar olmaq lazım, lakin onlar nadir hallarda dəfə etdiyiniz ən. Ən Ona hiss Ona ən çox ehtiyac - bir yüz fərqli qərarlar gündəlik qəbul.

Bəli, O, hər yerdə, O, hər yerdə.

Lakin O, həmçinin sağ eşitmək oldu. Dinləmə. Danışan. Istəyən.

Kainatın Allah sizin arxasında, otağında Allah ignore yoxdur.

3 Janie Sjoegren ilə Bahar üçün Böyük Yayım Layihələr

Bahar burada və bu mövsüm praktiki yollarla Allahın məhəbbət camaat həyata nail olmaq və onlara göstərmək üçün böyük bir imkandır.

Burada yaz üçün mükəmməl olan üç böyük yardım layihələr:

1. Free Car Wash

This is an effective, praktiki xidmət. Biz yayda hər həftə bir avtomobil yuma təklif. Have a professionally made banner or sign that says “Totally Free Car Wash!” və ya “Free – No Kidding – Car Wash!” Have a few people who are not shy, cheerfully yell at cars driving by – “Free Car Wash!” Former cheerleaders are great for this role! This outreach needs a good project manager to organize volunteers, car flow and ensure a quality job.

Purchase high quality car wash soap and do a thorough job – scrub the tires and dry the car. Your hard work will speak volumes about God’s love!

Materials:

  • Connection Cards
  • Free Car Wash Signs
  • Hoses and nozzles
  • Water Source (important!)
  • Buckets
  • Car Wash Soap
  • Squeegee
  • Tire brushes
  • Towels/Chamois Cloth

Team Size: 8+

Outreach Cost: Inexpensive

Child-friendly: Bəli, it’s great fun for kids, but they must be well supervised

 

2. General Yard Cleanup

After the winter weather is over, all sorts of debris become obvious. Go door to door with gloves, rakes, and trash bags.

Materials:

Team Size: 2+

Outreach Cost: Free / inexpensive

Child-friendly: No

 

3. Bottled Water Giveaway

Many people prefer water to soft drinks. Ice down bottles of water in Igloo coolers for an alternative to Coke giveaways. Use the same drink connection cards. We don’t recommend combining this with a soda giveaway because it offers too many options and gets complicated. You can do this anywhere there are a lot of people gathered.

Materials:

Team Size: 3+

Outreach Cost: Moderate

Child-friendly: No

 

Don’t forget to give out outreach connect cards during your spring outreaches. If you need high-quality outreach cards, you can click on any of the links above to see the great selection of designs we offer, or simply go to this link below:

http://www.kindnessresources.com/Outreach-Cards-C10.aspx

Keep walking in the outflow!

St. Patrick - Steve Sjoegren tərəfindən bəndəsinə yaygınlaştırma və Patron Saint

St. Patrick Patrick faciə bir həyat yaşamışdır qələbə çevrildi. Xüsusi İrlandiya qidalar yemək və yaşıl pivə içərək 17 Mart qeyd Buna görə guya var. Bu geri həyat qeyd etmələri nəzərdə tutulur.

Il bu vaxt St mənşəyi ilə az var ki, kamalsızlıq bir çox ətrafında hoopla bir çox var. Patrick günü. Elə mən real St düşünmürəm. Patrick rəngi yaşıl haqqında bütün həyəcanlı idi. O yaşıl qalıcı olmayan kimsə çimdik bilməz mən olduqca müsbət Ben. Mən o heç duzlu ət və kələm yeyib şübhə. Bu qozlu ənənələri açılmış aldığı emin değilim. Onlar ildə bir dəfə etmək fun ama onlar yaxşı ilə tamamilə heç bir şey 'ol Patrick var.

Bəlkə oxumaq Bəli, o, bir neçə ilan öldürüldü, ancaq ki, o barədə nə deyil. O underdog bir çempion oldu. O, günah vurulmuş olan bütün haqqında azad nəfər, bir zalım sistemi ilə olan aşağı verilib. O qul olmuş kimsə idi, xüsusilə, çünki mən Patrick aid, o pulsuz kazanılmış idi, və indi o, onların əsirlikdən azad başqalarına həsr olunmuşdur. Biz yaygınlaştırma nə edirik deyil ki,? Biz bir şey qədər əgər biz ədalətli bir müdaxilə ehtiyacı olan insanlara messed bütün təvazökarlıqla tanıyan var. Biz qənaət lazımdır. Biz yardım bir az və ya bir neçə islahat lazım deyil. Patrick kimi, Allah bizi xilas etmir, əgər biz əsir yapışdırılmalıdır qalacaq. Bu yaxşı xəbər bu Allah bizi o Patrick üçün gördüyü kimi azad etdi.

Biz pulsuz İT bizim həyat tərzi Biz başqalarının azad edəcək etmək Patrick Qapılar kimi Agentliyi edək müəyyən edilir İndi. O da gəzmiş kimi Patrick həyat böyük məqamı götürdü. Yaşlı o, daha onun təsiri var. Mən Allah istəsə ki, sizin və mənim üçün Umph növ həmçinin inanırıq. Nin lezzet ilə zəng çıxmaq edək, ehtiras və Allah özü coşğusu ilə. Biz həlak özümüzü həsr Onun təmin üzərimizə düşür. Biz başqa itirmək yoxdur yaşayır və o da o qədər verilməsi bizə böyük sevinc verəcək.

Xoşbəxt St. Patrick günü! Snakes və ya heç bir ilan, siz yaşıl qalıcı olub olmadığını, Bu barədə azad insanların yaradılması oldu. Birlikdə bunu edək! Qulluqçusu yaygınlaştırma qəbiləsinin bir hissəsi olan üçün təşəkkür edirik.

Əla səhv - Steve Sjoegren ilə əhatə Alone Doing

mistake(From time to time in Serve I am going to post Excellent Mistakes I have made in outreach over the years. These are “excellent” mistakes because I have learned from them and our typical step of progression is “Two steps forward, one step backward.” Beləliklə, we are making progress in dropping the ball!) Of course we are able to do outreach on our own. We ought to be willing to do significant acts of outreach apart from our need for a team. There is plenty we can do that is accomplished just by ourselves. However in the long run that policy is going to lead to burnout. We will quit if we seek to be a one-person outreach team. We just aren’t wired to do this stuff apart from connecting with others who are similarly wired to us, with both our weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

Fire left alone has a tendency to go out rather quickly. This is just as true in the spiritual world as it is in a physical realm. We need others who are going the same direction as us in outreach. It is vital that we team up with others who have a similar heart. You can’t go it alone in outreach. You need at least a couple of others to team up with you in order to do this for the long haul. The question is How can we move forward to make it for the distance? How can we proceed in a way that is going to endure? Sprinting down the path for a short bit is simple enough. Many can do that. To make it for a marathon distance takes some careful strategy. Jesus calls us to give our entire lives to his cause, for the rest of our lives. This is a matter of the lordship of Jesus.

Pray. Ask God to supply a sidekick or two. Jesus said, “The fields are white unto harvest. …Pray the Lord of the Harvest to send out workers.” The beginning point is simply to ask God to show up. Jesus also said, “Wherever two or more are gathered in my name there am I in their midst.” There is something unfathomably powerful about having our focus on the Lord Jesus. He delights in showing up in our midst when we aim at lifting him up. “If you agree on anything…I will do it.” Amazing power is unleashed when we pray.

Look. Don’t forget to look for the supply of God. He might be in your midst right now doing something great even as you complain and are depressed. A key to progress is having the wherewithal to notice the move of God in both the obvious and the obscure. Pray for truth-tellers to come alongside you to speak words of obviousness to you. Sometimes childlike people will come as a gift to you with the ability to speak plain truth to you. Receive such people with enthusiasm. Take their words to heart.

Start. In the film Forest Gump, Forest begins to jog full-time for reasons not even he understands. He just feels it is important to go for a run, a long run! He runs across the entire United States. When he arrives at one coast he decides to run back the opposite direction again. He doesn’t stop this routine for several years. Forest runs alone for a while, but people start to hear about his run and believe there is something innately spiritual about his trek and slowly other joggers join him. Before long a cadre of fellow runners surround him wherever he runs.
Outreach (and much of leadership!) follows this pattern. Momentum begets momentum. We may not fully understand what we are doing. That’s just fine. Don’t wait until that ethereal point happens. It never will! Just start. Momentum is what life is all about. Without momentum you are either dead or quickly on your way to being dead. Progress happens as you proceed in a willingness to take a stab at the future. Ready, FIRE, Aim.

That’s your mantra from now forward.We need one another in order to do outreach for the long haul. God is going to provide our coworkers. Look for them, but thank him in advance for the amazing team he is sending.

8 Çəkinin üçün Liderlik Günahlar… Və Steve Sjoegren tərəfindən Ötür Your Way necə tapmaq üçün

Bütün liderləri ruhi messiness səbəb ola bilər ki, psixi və emosional gyrations keçmək. Bu günahlardan bəziləri daha böyükdür. Bəzi daha geri asandır. Azadlığı gəzinti əvvəlində həqiqətən vurulmuş olunur tanımaq üçün. Once you see the problems you can more easily walk away from your challenge.

Not mentoring others
We need to perpetually work a plan for developing others. The easy plan is to hire others, especially as your church grows. Like many things in life, the easy way out is to throw money at problems, but the right thing, the biblical thing, is usually to take the slow route forward that requires personal attention and patience.

Falling into over cautiousness
As a leader you will regret the risks you didn’t act on. Today I read an anonymous posting by a Boomer-aged mother who reflected on her life as a mother now that her kids are in their twenties and off on their own. As she shared her regrets time and time again she wrote that she wished she’d taken more risks financially, been less fearful of not having enough finances, all of which drove her to spend far too much time away from the home and far too little time with her kids as they grew up. Now that it’s too late she realizes that though they were financially cared for she failed to adequately risk had she been more courageous.

Giving up on humility
When you’re young it’s somewhat natural to walk with a humble, teachable heart. You don’t know much and you will more gladly admit that fact. You’ll take all the help you can get from older, more experienced people, faktiki olaraq, you practically beg for help.

It’s easy to begin to live by the adage – “Experts don’t need advice – they give advice.” No matter where you stand in your expertise you will never outgrow your need to walk in humility.

Not having a mentor
No matter your age or level of experience, it’s imperative that you have a mentor. You will never come close to achieving what you’ve been called to apart from a mentor.

Make a decision to humble yourself and seek out a mentor. Find one that is suited for you. I met revered business guru Peter Drucker a year or so before he passed away in the late 1990s. He was with a couple of guys who hung out with him a good part of the each month, but surprisingly, it seemed obvious he was learning from them as well. With Peter Drucker the relationship went both ways – he toward them and them toward him though the younger guys were many decades younger than Mr. Drucker.

What will your mentors look like as you get into your 90s?

Not having enough fun time
Leaders are often too intense for both their own good and for the sake of those around them. It’s easy to move from having a love for people to becoming obsessive about ministry. Some are successful partially because they are driven. They are rewarded for their great drive. Their churches or works in ministry tend to prosper, but unfortunately what causes them to grow is destructive to them personally and to their families.

Fight against this tendency by working at having fun each week.
Sing songs.
Dance a little.
Walk barefoot in the grass.
Ride a bike.
Watch the sorts of movies that relax you.
Take a walk at the mall with your spouse with a big cup of something hot just to enjoy the puttering of it.
Read the kinds of books that help you take a mental vacation – not something on leadership or ministry!

Not accurately reading leaders
Being overly impressed with “leaders” those who aren’t really spiritual leaders but merely possess the outward trappings of success. This is a common mistake made by top-shelf church leaders as they build increasingly larger churches. A CEO, or COO or C-Whatever may look good on paper, but I’ve seen time and again that people who fit that category don’t necessarily walk in the Spirit. They can easily make decisions based on outward, business-like, “worldly wisdom” as Paul wrote. Sadly because these folks are often poorly taught the Scriptures their decisions are not necessarily well girded in biblical principles.

Not trusting your team enough
No matter how much you may have been hurt by others in the past, your level of success is tied to your ability to team with others. You personal skills and gifting will take you only so far. You will top out sooner than later. The so-called Peter Principle will kick in – the position of getting into a role that is beyond your ability to adequately perform, then being so stuck in fear of being honest enough to admit your failure you stay stuck indefinitely. The way out of that scenario is to build a great team.

Trusting some too much
Between these two sins, I’m not sure which side of the boat is the riskier one to go overboard with. I’ve committed both errors and lived to regret them greatly.

When you trust some too much you will end up removing at least a measure of your trust in God. There is only so much weight of trust in your heart to go around.

When you “overtrust” people, it will be difficult to adequately put your trust in God.

"Unchurched" deyən Stop? Stephen Boz tərəfindən

Mən bu yaxınlarda bir həmkarı ilə bir çox maraqlı söhbətimiz oldu (Darrell MacLearn) bir şəxs təsvir termini "unchurched" istifadə edərək haqqında. Bu kilsə dünyada bizim ən arasında əlverişli dövr. Lakin, biz kilsə xaricində təsvir etmək müddət istifadə etməlidir?

Ilk, nin terminologiya müəyyən imkan. Ən çox bizi kilsə istinad zaman, nəzəriyyəsi biz "Allahın insanları nəzərdə tuturuq,Bizim yer qapılarını daxil etməyənlər müraciət "Unchurched" Ancaq bizim praktikada biz tez-tez müraciət ", görüş yeri və ya görüş ən azı kiminsə yer. Adətən termini "unchurched" "kilsə" ənənəvi modelləri üzrə diqqət və başqa yol bunu üçün bir halda qurur. Bunu, even those who look to another mode of “church” have reduced the use of the term unchurched to a program or method of operations. Does that make sense?

If that is the case, then we are saying, “If you fall into my node, method and style of “church” then you are good.” Yet, we all know that there are many in today’s church (conventional way of speaking) who are not Christians. By using the term, are we inferring that if someone is no longer “unchurched” then they are ok? Could someone who attends our church become churched and yet unchristian? The quick answer is “Of course!" (if you are using the term church incorrectly). Darrell was right!

Secondly, as my colleague shared, speaking to someone about being unchurched is like saying they are “un-bingoed,” and our goal is to make them Bingo players and therefore bingoed. The goal has little to do with their soul. As long as they are bingoed, they are ok. So the goal becomes to get people “churched” and less focus is placed on life-transformation.

Ben Sigman, pastor of Timberlake Church and a good friend of mine said, “We should stop using unbiblical terms to define the church, like attractional and missional, which you fidn no where in scripture, and instead talk about transformational churches.” It was a good point and one we should all pay attention too.

Maybe we should be careful as well using terms like “unchurched” and find a way to talk in terms of those not yet transformed by Jesus. That levels the playing field doesn’t it? What do you think?

Jon ALLIS By Yayım ildə Murphy ilə Güləş

Mən o Kings Island Inn at sponsorluq bir konfrans görüş Steve Sjoegren və zövq var idi 1989. Mən bir itirilmiş zaman bir şey idi məlum olmalıdır 2 ön dişlərin səs avadanlıqları yaradılması (başqa vaxt üçün bir hekayə, but feel free to insert your favorite hillbilly joke here. That began a decade’s long friendship. The coffee we shared spurred great conversations and stories from Steve. His passion helped me both recognize where God had already been developing a servant’s heart in me and inspired me to begin intentionally leading others to love those around us. Here is one of the lessons I have learned that keeps me in the game 25 years later.

This was something I first heard from Steve, but it has played out in one way or another in every project I have participated in. “When you move into servant evangelism you will bump into Murphy’s Law…no, you will move into Murphy’s country!"

It seems that loving your neighbor as yourself is actually difficult – that all that can go wrong tends to go wrong. It’s weird – it didn’t seem so hard when Jesus talked about loving our neighbors.

I actually thought I was getting off easy! Every time we choose to trust Jesus and operate in the gift of the Spirit, LOVE (yes singular, because absolutely every follower of Jesus gets this one!) the Enemy is right there to make sure we don’t like it. If we did like it, we might recognize God’s power is revealed in love, and we might start to share it like it made a difference and actually change the world. To prevent this, our enemy makes sure that Murphy’s Law is powerfully at work through various circumstances, ordinances, personalities and attitudes from the get go so we are frustrated from the get go.

Murphy showed up at the very first outreach I did with Steve at the Cincinnati Vineyard. They were hosting a free carwash (that actually was free—back in the day when that was novel) at Jenny’s Sports Bar on Route 42. I jumped in with both feet and started working hard. I got hot enough that spring day to shed my t-shirt (not nearly as terrifying an image 25 il əvvəl) as I pressed into washing fenders, hoods and bumpers. As we began to clean up I started looking for my white t-shirt, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I finally wandered over to the rag pile and there it was. Someone had used it to polish brake dust from at least a dozen rims. I wrung it out and considered this reward for my labor. Later though 2 stories circulated that made me realize that I would gladly give my shirt every time we served to see God’s love revealed like that.

That experience helped me realize that to deal with Mr. Murphy and not give up we must be both hard and soft. We must be hard to keep serving for the long haul. Hard to the outreach realities of circumstances, ordinances, personalities and attitudes that Murphy employs. Dealing with Murphy requires that we develop a callous over the part of our heart that wants to be right, wants to be in control, wants to look good and most of all be successful. The bad news is that callous is developed the way all good callouses are – through repeatedly being pressed down, pushed on, rubbed and scraped. In a deep sense we need to become hard to the awkward feelings of being foolish, unappreciated and embarrassed. I believe this sacrifice is a pleasing fragrance to our God. If we can grow hard, develop this ability to embrace Murphy, we can enjoy a long season of loving our community into relationship with Jesus.

We must also stay soft. Soft to the voices of those we are serving and those we are serving with. The breath of fresh air for me in this discipline of reaching out in service is the stories that capture a moment in the transformation process. Make time to listen every time you are serving. Whether it is a debrief over food after an event with your co-laborers or stopping your “kindness” to listen to one of the people you are working so hard to reach. Their stories are the catalog of the Holy Spirit’s work in and through you, in a tangible way, the very coming of His kingdom. Don’t be distracted by your work and miss this sweet fruit. As these stories are shared, they create energy for us to continue to reach out.

Love Strong.

Yaygınlaştırma Açar: Söhbət başlamaq! Rays Broocks ilə

Əvvəlki məqalədə “Yaygınlaştırma yalnız əlaqələr deyil” Hesab edirəm ki, şəxs ilə əlaqələr yoxdur, hətta biz İncil bölüşmək üçün tərəddüd olmamalıdır təqdim. Mənim ümid insanlar İncil bəhs olmaq. Bəli, preaching the Gospel to those we come in contact with.

If we try to build a genuine relationship with someone and fail to mention our faith either one of two things is true. Either that relationship is not very deep or our faith isn’t .

Yet, great soul-winners are also relationally intelligent. They are good at starting conversations that eventually lead to God and the Gospel. It is also critical to remember that evangelism involves listening, not just talking.

The principle I would like to introduce is called S.A.L.T.: Start a conversation, Ask questions, Listen, and then Tell the story.

In many cases, when looking for ways to engage unbelievers, it is critical to ask them questions and then genuinely listen before presenting the Gospel. The more you listen to others’ beliefs or lack thereof, the more they will listen when you tell the story of the Gospel and how it has impacted you.

As far as starting a conversation goes – I have never seen people more open to discussing God and spiritual things as they are now. Just remember to respect the person you are talking to by listening carefully to what they say. You’ll be amazed at how they return the favor.

We’ve developed a tool to help you engage those around you in this way. It’s called The God Test. For more information go to GodTest.Org və ya RiceBroocks.Com