Are you giving people a chance to know Christ?

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This morning I watched this video. After hearing Jon Randles talk about opportunities for people to know Christ, I found myself asking whether or not had a given anyone a chance to enter into a relationship with Jesus lately. As he said, there are a lot of ways to do it.

What about you? Have you shared Christ with anyone lately?

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5 Responses to “Are you giving people a chance to know Christ?”

  1. graceshaker Says:

    ive been thinking about this and was inspired sunday when one of the bgct staff was spoke here about texas hope 2010. it challenged me about how often i am offering people the opportunity to meet christ.

  2. David Troublefield Says:

    . . . And use your God-given evangelism style to help get the job done (“Becoming a Contagious Christian” training materials by Bill Hybels):

    1. Confrontational (like Jon Randles and most vocational evangelists);
    2. Intellectual (like the apostle Paul on Mars Hill, or D. James Kennedy);
    3. Interpersonal (like our mommas–or favorite Sunday School teachers);
    4. Invitational (like the disciple Matthew inviting friends to his house);
    5. Service (like Dorcas in the New Testament, and Texas Baptist Men);
    6. Testimonial (like music evangelists such as Clifton Jansky).

    If the Lord distributing the 6 styles evenly across Christendom, then yours probably is different from Jon’s and John’s and mine–and we don’t have to be who God didn’t make us, but just who He re-made us in Christ to be telling the good news. Tell the gospel on the streets (confrontational), in the blogosphere (intellectual), during informal counseling sessions (interpersonal), prior to organized events (invitational), while doing disaster relief work (service), when introducing yourself to new friends (testimonial), etc.

    Phil Miller and the BGCT’s other Bible Study staff can help everyone learn more about this–their services already are paid for, so help your congregation avail itself of their expertise as convention employees.

    David Troublefield
    Minister of Education
    Lamar Baptist Church
    Wichita Falls, TX
    david@lbcwf.org

  3. John Says:

    Kent, how did things go out at FBC Alpine?

    David, that’s a good note. Last year during Engage, one of the presenters said the best evangelism method is the one you actually use. Christ has done amazing things for each of us. That encourages us to share our faith. The method is going to vary from person to person.

  4. David Troublefield Says:

    . . . And it’s OK if it does (if the method varies)–otherwise, someone is trying to put round pegs into square holes (only messing up both the pegs and the holes).

    Folks with the confrontational style of evangelism (only 1/6 of all Christians?), and designers of most evangelism training courses, seem not to get it–that God has given other believers a different style of evangelism. Don’t listen to them; just find which one of the other 5 styles is yours from the Lord and make the most of it so that you stay motivated to share the gospel and your testimony about what Jesus did for you, rather than burn-out early trying to be someone else. Knowing the evangelism styles of other believers is good because some of our friends can’t be reached via our style–our fellow Christians can reach out to them.

    Again, Phil Miller and BGCT staff for much more information about this specifically–and “Becoming a Contagious Christian”!

    David Troublefield
    Minister of Education
    Lamar Baptist Church
    Wichita Falls, TX
    david@lbcwf.org

  5. graceshaker Says:

    far as i can tell everything went fine. i havent heard a lot of rumblings yet but its wed afternoon and this kind stuff usually takes a bit to get wound up and rolling. i know there were a few folks interested in evangelism training. i may end up leading that so be praying eh?

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