Evangelism—Jesus' Way

Darryl Dash
Sun, 2021-06-27
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10 Tips on Personal Evangelism
—Tyrell Haag

  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

The order (1–10) is important

  • We too often start with numbers 8–10, but need to start with 1–4 with most people.
  • In fact, we may need to loop through 1–4 multiple times before getting to later steps.
  • Not only is it more humble of us to begin with 1–4, but it is more loving.
  • By being real with our friends (#1),
  1. we show we trust them enough to be open with them.
  2. By listening to their thoughts about faith (#2)
  3. and to any problems they may be facing (#3)
  4. we show we value them and are genuinely interested in what they have to say.

Four questions:

  1. Who is God to you? (then listen)
  2. What is your faith background?
  3. What’s your experience with church?
  4. In your opinion, what’s a real Christian?

Questions for breakout

  1. Tyrell Haag’s 10 tips
    • Look at the first 4 tips. Which do you find easier or harder
    • Do you find #1 easy? —can anyone share any creative ways of doing it?
    • Can anyone share any experiences of doing one of these?
  2. Tips 5 & 6
    • Does anyone have any resources (e.g. books) they can recommend?
  3. Tips 7 – 10
    • Does anyone have any experiences/stories of doing this that they can share?
  4. What do you think of Darryl’s 4 questions?
    • discuss, e.g. what kind of answers might you get and how could you respond?