Дзень маці Гваздзік раздачы, Джэні Шегрена

mothersdayНекаторыя людзі забываюць або не чакаць да апошняга моманту, каб атрымаць Мама кветка або карты. Кветкі могуць быць дарагімі, калі набыць у краме індывідуальна, але іх можна набыць менш чым за пяцьдзесят цэнтаў за кветка навалам. 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.

Where To Go:

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

What You’ll Need

  • Carnations
  • Ribbons
  • Outreach Connect Cards like those below

Mother's Day Connect Card

Mother's Day Connect Card

Mother's Day Connect Card

Keep It Simple Стыў Шегрена

outreachХоць у нас ёсць дзесяткі момантаў тут аб запуску жыццёва важных прапагандысцкіх асноўная ідэя Дабрыні аутрич досыць просты.

Мой тэндэнцыю, каб перайсці ў нешта я знаходжу цікавым і перашкодзіць рэчы як мага больш. Часам перамешванне рэчаў стварае складанасці. Жыццё проста цячэ гэтым кірунку. As others catch the vision of the new thing, before long, the idea can become fairly complicated.

Is there a way to keep things easier? Absolutely!

Outreach is all about one thing – seeing people come to relationship with Christ. The word “outreach” is a more general word than “evangelism.” The first is about the entire spectrum of things we can do that lead up to someone coming to Christ. The term Evangelism is a more concise term that relates strictly to seeing someone cross the line and come into a saving relationship with Jesus.

To keep all of this simple, we need to remember what we are about. We aren’t about 1,000 good things that might better peoples’ lives but don’t include seeing them come to know Christ. If the ultimate outcome isn’t to see them converted then we are losing track of what we are about. We are lost in complexity.

People who stay simple, who are focused like a laser, can be almost rude at times. They tend to be so focused they repel nice people who come with nice ideas about nice things that will bless people. There’s nothing wrong with any of that. There are plenty of places for that in fact. In the area of outreach, аднак, we must walk out the balance of smiling and at the same time walk in gritty determination to do whatever it takes to venture on.

Бог, Ісус, Святы Дух і курыца Чалавек Рэндзі Bohlender

Назад у шасцідзесятыя, была пародыя радыё драмы з удзелам змагар з злачыннасцю ў касцюме курыцы. Так, it seems silly now…well, honestly, it was silly then too.

The signature sound marked the end of each episode: A voice over would proclaim “Chicken….Maaaaaaan!, and a manic crowd in the background would emphatically shout “He’s everywhere, he’s everywhere!"

If you’re completely lost, listen to the original episode here.

So I was in the shower this morning – really, this is where these thoughts come to me – and I began to think about how God’s omnipresence was explained to us in Bible college.

Our professors handed us the mantra “There is no place where God is not,", which, though technically true, sounds about as compelling as the Chicken Man’s signature shriek. Combine the two for fun.

There is no place where God is not.

He’s everywhere, He’s everywhere!

I can’t help but think the omnipresence of God means something far more immediate than the ubiquitous whereabouts of Chicken Man.

Interestingly, I can handle thinking about an all powerful, all knowing God being in Chicago, Calcutta, and Catan, because in thinking about Him in those places, I don’t think much about Him beinghere.

With me.

Glancing at what I’m writing.

Taking a sip of tea from my cup as we talk about me taking a sip from His.

I desperately want to live with a greater awareness of the immediate presence of God. Так, He is everywhere, but He is also near. He sees everything, but He also sees me. I want my decision making, my ethics, how I treat my children and how I treat a stranger to reflect what I know about the presence of God – specifically, that I am in it, as I sit at my table or walk the aisle of a big box store.

We’ve mystified the presence of God to refer to those times when we feel His presence in a tangible way. Whether it’s a powerful sermon or (more likely) that great key change on the song you like, there are times when you feel Him near, but they’re rarely the times when you need to be aware of Him the most. You need Him most when you feel Him least – in a hundred different decisions made daily.

Так, He’s everywhere, He’s everywhere.

But He’s also right hear. Listening. Speaking. Wanting.

In your pursuit of the God of the Universe, don’t ignore the God in the room.

3 Вялікія праекты для ахопу Вясна Дженна Шегрена

Вясна тут і ў гэтым сезоне з'яўляецца выдатнай магчымасцю, каб звярнуцца да вашай абшчыны і паказаць ім Божую любоў у практычных шляхоў.

Вось тры вялікія праекты ахопу, якія ідэальна падыходзяць для вясны:

1. Бясплатная мыйка

Гэта эфектыўнае, практычнае служэнне. Мы прапануем аўтамыйку кожны тыдзень летам. Мець прафесійна зроблены банэр або знак, які кажа “Абсалютна бясплатна аўтамыйка!” або “Бясплатна – No Kidding – Аўтамыйка!” Ёсць некалькі чалавек, якія не саромеюцца, весела крычаць на аўтамабілі, якія едуць – “Бясплатная мыйка!” Былы заўзятары выдатна падыходзяць для гэтай ролі! Інфармацыйна-асветніцкай працы мае патрэбу ў добрым менеджэр праекта па арганізацыі добраахвотнікаў, патоку аўтамабіляў і забяспечыць якасную працу.

Купля аўтамабіля высокай якасці мыцця мылам і зрабіць дбайную працу – скраб Шыны і сушыць аўтамабіль. Ваш упартая праца будзе гаварыць пра многае аб Божай любові!


  • Злучэнне карты
  • Бясплатны знаках аўтамыйка
  • Рукавоў і ствалоў
  • Крыніца вады (важны!)
  • Вёдры
  • Аўтамыйка мыла
  • Гумавая швабра
  • Шыны шчоткі
  • Ручнікі / замшей

Памер каманды: 8+

Інфармацыйна-прапагандысцкая Кошт: Недарагі

Для сем'яў з дзецьмі: Так, гэта вялікае задавальненне для дзяцей, але яны павінны быць добра кантралюецца


2. Генеральны Ачыстка Yard

Пасля зімы надвор'е больш, ўсе віды смецця стала відавочнай. Хадзіць ад дзвярэй да дзвярэй у пальчатках, граблі, і мяшкі для смецця.


Памер каманды: 2+

Інфармацыйна-прапагандысцкая Кошт: Бясплатна / недарагі

Для сем'яў з дзецьмі: Ці не


3. Бутілірованная вада Танная распродаж

Многія людзі аддаюць перавагу ваду да безалкагольных напоях. Ice ўніз бутэлькі вады ў кулерах Igloo альтэрнатыву Кокс падарункамі. Выкарыстоўвайце тыя ж карты сувязі напой. Мы не рэкамендуем спалучаючы гэта з содай паддаўкі, паколькі ён прапануе занадта шмат варыянтаў і ўскладняецца. Вы можаце зрабіць гэта ў любым месцы ёсць шмат людзей, якія сабраліся.


Памер каманды: 3+

Інфармацыйна-прапагандысцкая Кошт: Ўмераны

Для сем'яў з дзецьмі: Ці не


Не забудзьцеся даць інфармацыйна-прапагандысцкіх Connect карт падчас евангелізацыі вясной. Калі вам патрэбна высакаякасная прапагандысцкай карты, Вы можаце націснуць на любую з спасылак вышэй, каб убачыць вялікі выбар дызайнаў мы прапануем, або проста перайдзіце па гэтай спасылцы ніжэй:


Працягвайце ісці да адтоку!

Вуліца. Патрык - заступнік Слуга Евангелізацыя Стыў Шегрена

St. Patrick Патрык жыў жыццём трагедыя ператварылася ў перамогу. Вось, маўляў, чаму мы святкуем 17 сакавіка, ужываючы ў ежу спецыяльныя ірландскіх прадуктаў харчавання і пітва зялёнага піва. Гэтыя, як мяркуецца, перамогі жыцця пагашаны.

This time of year there is a lot of hoopla around a lot of silliness that has little to do with the origins of St. Patrick’s Day. Somehow I don’t think the real St. Patrick was all that excited about the color green. I’m pretty positive he wouldn’t pinch someone who wasn’t wearing green. I doubt he ever ate corned beef and cabbage. I’m not sure where those nutty traditions got started. They’re fun to do once a year but they have absolutely nothing to do with good ‘ol Patrick.

Yes he killed a few snakes as you have perhaps read, but that’s not what he was about. He was a champion of the underdog. He was all about liberating people who were stuck in sin, who were put down by an oppressive system. I relate to Patrick especially because he was someone who had been in slavery, he had gotten free, and now he was dedicated to liberating others from their captivity. Isn’t that what we are doing in evangelism? If we are up to anything it’s that we recognize in all humility that we are fairly messed up people who are in need of an intervention. We need saving. We don’t need a little bit of help or some reform. Like Patrick, if God doesn’t save us we will remain stuck in captivity. The good news it God has set us free just as he has done for Patrick.

Now that we are set free let’s do as Patrick—let’s make it our lifestyle that we will liberate others. For Patrick life took on greater momentum as he walked further on. The older he got the greater his impact. I believe God wills that sort of Umph for you and me as well. Let’s walk out our calling with zest, with passion and the enthusiasm of God himself. His provision rests upon us as we dedicate ourselves to losing our lives. We have nothing to lose other than our lives—and he will give us great joy in giving those up as well.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Snakes or no snakes, whether you are wearing green or not, it’s about setting people free. Let’s do it together! Thanks for being a part of the Servant Evangelism tribe.

Выдатна памылку - аутрич Адзін Стыў Шегрена

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.” Такім чынам, 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.
Інфармацыйна-прапагандысцкая (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 Лідэрства грахоў, каб пазбегнуць… І, як знайсці свой шлях наперад Стыў Шегрена

Усе лідэры прайсці псіхічнае і эмацыянальнае ваганняў, якія могуць выклікаць псіхічныя беспарадак. Некаторыя з гэтых грахоў больш, чым іншыя. Некаторыя з іх лягчэй акрыяць ад, чым іншыя. Пачала хадзіць у свабодзе прызнаць, вы сапраўды затрымаліся. 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, на самай справе, 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.

Спыніце гаварыць "няверуючых"? Стывен Грэй

У мяне быў вельмі цікавы размова з калегам нядаўна (Даррелл MacLearn) аб выкарыстанні тэрміна "няверуючых", каб апісаць чалавека. Гэта спрыяння тэрмін сярод большасці з нас у царкоўным свеце. Але, мы павінны выкарыстоўваць гэты тэрмін для апісання тых, за межамі царквы?

Першы, давайце ўсталюем тэрміналогію. When most of us refer to the church, in theory we mean “the people of God,” however in our practice we often refer to the “Unchurched” to refer to those who have not entered into the doors of our location, place of meeting or at least someone’s place of meeting. Usually the term “unchurched” focuses in on conventional models of “church” and builds a case for doing it another way. In doing so, 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?

Барацьба з Мэрфі ў аутрич-Джон Эліс

Я меў задавальненне сустрэчы Стыў Шегрена на канферэнцыі, ён спансаваў ў Kings Island Inn ў 1989. Я павінен быў ведаць, што нешта адбылося, калі я страціў аднаго з маіх 2 пярэднія зубы наладзе гукавога абсталявання (гісторыя для іншага разу, але вы можаце ўставіць ваш любімы анекдот вясковы тут. Гэта пачатак доўгай дружбы дзесяцігоддзі. Кава мы падзялілі стымулявала выдатных гутарак і апавяданняў ад Стыва. Яго запал дапамагла мне зразумець, дзе як Бог ужо развіваецца сэрца слугі ў мяне і натхніла мяне пачаць наўмысна весці іншых любіць тых, вакол нас. Вось адзін з урокаў, якія я даведаўся, што трымае мяне ў гульні 25 гадоў праз.

Гэта было тое, што я ўпершыню пачуў ад Стыва, але ён адыграў у той ці іншай форме ў кожным праекце я ўдзельнічаў у. "Ці не пры пераходзе ў слугу евангелізацыі вы будзеце ўрэзацца ў закон Мэрфі ... няма, вы будзеце рухацца ў краіне Мэрфі!"

Падобна на тое, што любоў да бліжняга, як самога сябе на самай справе цяжка, - што ўсё, што можа пайсці не так, як правіла, ідзе не так. Гэта дзіўна - ён, здавалася, не так цяжка, калі Ісус казаў пра каханне да нашых суседзяў.

Я на самай справе думаў, што атрымліваў лёгка адкараскаўся! Кожны раз, калі мы выбіраем, каб давяраць Ісуса і працаваць у дар Духа, ЛЮБЛЮ (Так сінгулярнасці, таму што абсалютна кожны паслядоўнік Ісуса атрымлівае гэта адна!) Супернік тут жа пераканацца, што мы не падабаецца. Калі б мы зрабілі, як гэта, мы маглі б прызнаць уладу Бога раскрываецца ў каханні, і мы маглі б пачаць дзяліцца ёю, як гэта мела значэнне і фактычна змяніць свет. Каб прадухіліць гэта, наш вораг гарантуе, што закон Мэрфі магутна на працы пры дапамозе розных абставінаў, пастаноў, асобы і адносін з самага пачатку ісці так мы расчараваныя з самага пачатку.

Мэрфі з'явіўся на першых прапагандысцкіх я зрабіў са Стывам на вінаградніку Цынцынаці. Яны ладзілі бясплатную аўтамыйку (што на самой справе было свабодна яшчэ ў той дзень, калі гэта было рамана) ў спорт-бары Джэні на шашы 42. Я ўскочыў з абодвух ног і пачаў працаваць жорстка. Я атрымаў досыць гарачай той вясновы дзень, каб праліць маю футболку (не так страшна малюнка 25 гадоў таму) як я націснуў ў пральную крылы, Выцяжкі і бамперы. Калі мы пачалі прыбіраць я пачаў шукаць маю белую футболку, але я не мог знайсці яго ў любым месцы. Я, нарэшце, падышла да кучы анучу і там гэта было. Хто-то выкарыстаў яго, каб польскія тармазной пылу, па меншай меры, тузін дыскаў. Я ламаў яго і лічаць гэта ўзнагарода за маю працу. Пазней, хоць 2 гісторый чуткі, што я зразумеў, што я б з задавальненнем даю кашулю кожны раз, калі мы служылі, каб убачыць Божую любоў паказалі, што, як.

Гэты вопыт дапамог мне зразумець, што для барацьбы з г-ном. Мэрфі і не здавацца, мы павінны быць і цвёрдыя і мяккія. Мы павінны быць цяжка трымаць выступае ў доўгатэрміновым плане. Цяжка ахопу рэалій абставінах, пастаноў, асобы і адносін, якія працуюць Мэрфі. Праца з Мэрфі патрабуе распрацоўкі больш чэрствым частка нашага сэрца, які хоча быць правым, хоча быць пад кантролем, хоча добра выглядаць і больш за ўсё быць паспяховымі. Дрэнная навіна ў тым, што чэрствы распрацаваны спосаб ўсё добрае мазалёў з'яўляюцца - праз раз ціснуць, спяшаліся, труць і саскрабаюць. У глыбокім сэнсе мы павінны стаць цяжка няёмкае пачуццё сябе па-дурному, недаацэненымі і збянтэжана. Я лічу, што гэта ахвяра прыемны пах Богу нашаму. Калі мы можам расці жорсткія, развіць гэтую здольнасць, каб ахапіць Мэрфі, мы можам атрымліваць асалоду ад доўгі сезон кахання нашага супольнасці ў адносінах з Езусам.

Мы павінны таксама заставацца мяккай. Мяккі да галасоў тых, каму мы служым і тых, каго мы служым з. Глыток свежага паветра для мяне ў гэтай дысцыпліне дасягненні ў служэнні з'яўляецца гісторый, якія злавіць момант у працэсе трансфармацыі. Знайдзіце час, каб слухаць кожны раз, калі вы служыце. Няхай гэта будзе апытваць па ежы пасля падзеі з вашым супрацоўнікамі або пазбаўленні «дабрыня», каб паслухаць адну з людзей, якіх вы так цяжка працуюць, каб дасягнуць. Іх гісторыі Каталог работ Святога Духа ў вас і праз вас, адчувальным чынам, вельмі прышэсце Яго Валадарства. Не адцягвайцеся на вашу працу і прапусціць гэта салодкія садавіна. Як гэтыя гісторыі з'яўляюцца агульнымі, яны ствараюць энергію для нас працягваць дацягнуцца.

Моцная любоў.

Евангелизм ключ: Пачаць размову! Райс Broocks

У маёй папярэдняй артыкуле “Евангелизм гэта не проста адносіны” Я сцвярджаў, што мы не павінны саромецца дзяліцца Евангеллем, нават калі мы не маем адносіны з чалавекам,. Я спадзяюся, каб прымусіць людзей гаварыць аб Евангеллі. Так, 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 або RiceBroocks.Com