The biggest roadblock to evangelism is beginning a conversation. Here’s how to get started.
I know many Christians who want to share their faith, but they struggle with finding a way to begin. There is no specific formula. God wants us to be spontaneous as we trust Him to give us the words.
These suggestions will help you start the conversation:
1. Discuss spirituality.You might ask, “Do you attend church anywhere?” Regardless of the answer, try to steer away from getting caught up in a discussion about religion or “your” church. Many people have had negative church experiences. But this can still be a great door opener. Keep the focus on Christ because religion doesn’t change lives, Jesus does. read more
The Great Commission is not a suggestion. If you are wondering whether you should be involved in missions, consider these biblical mandates.
Twenty-three humanitarian workers from a church in South Korea were kidnapped in 2007 in Afghanistan. Two of them, including a pastor, were killed by their Taliban captors. After wrenching negotiations the remaining workers were freed. They came home—but not to accolades. They were castigated for bringing “shame” on their nation. read more
Charisma went to the streets to report on Christians who are using innovative ways to make Jesus real to atheists. This article shares the story of Clayton Golliher, who found his mission field among the homeless teenagers of Los Angeles. read more
Charisma went to the streets to report on Christians who are using innovative ways to make Jesus real to atheists. This story is about Peg de Alminana, who leads Open Door, a ministry for prostitutes on an Orlando, Fla., street known for its sex workers. read more
Charisma went to the streets to report on Christians who are using innovative ways to make Jesus real to atheists. This story features Cindy McGill, who spends time at Venice Beach, Calif., sharing Jesus with New Agers. read more
Charisma went to the streets to report on Christians who are using innovative ways to make Jesus real to atheists. This story features Ray Comfort, whose favorite pastime is convincing people that God is real. read more
Consumed with despair over her husband's leaving her for another woman, Debbie spent months thinking about taking her life. But one night in 2003, after deciding she would be better off dead, she accidentally logged on to LivePrayer.com.
"I had never seen you before, but I knew that you were speaking truth and love," she wrote in a recent email to LivePrayer.com host Bill Keller. "I emailed you shortly after that, and for almost five years you have been kind enough to keep in touch with me. Your kind attention and care and love have been a stronghold that I have clung to for all these years."