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You can change a life this week

Below you will find a range of evangelism resources, to support you to share the love of Jesus with others. Categorised especially for Teessiders (you’re welcome). Just click on the speech bubble to jump to the resource you need…

Getting Started

As the body of Christ, we are Jesus’ hands and feet on earth. We are called to continue the work that He began and share the good news of the gospel.  Here are 8 things to think about and get you started on that journey…

  1. Be led by the Holy Spirit. (Acts 16:6, 9-10)

Like Paul in Acts, continually ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to people whose hearts are ripe and ready for the harvest, those who are desperately searching for more in life and will be open to God. Know with confidence God will lead you and give you the right words to say to the right individuals.

  1. Be convicted.

Think about your motivation for evangelism? Are you just doing it because it is the Christian thing to do? Or are you wanting to try to please God? Pray and ask Father God to give you His heart for the lost. When God shares His breaking heart with you, you’ll share His burden for the lost.

  1. Be relatable. 

Jesus was the complete expression of the Father’s love to the world. He perfectly demonstrated that God’s love will be more compelling than scientific evidence or a theological argument. So the question is, is God’s love flowing through you? Are people in your life compelled by how passionately and personally you care about them?

  1. Be ready to share your story. 

You have a very powerful story and God wants to use it! People will be most compelled by your thoughts and experiences because they know you. If Jesus is a tangible reality in your life, others will see that and want it. 

  1. Be patient and faithful. 

For many people evangelism can be very discouraging because they don’t see immediate results. Though the ultimate goal of all evangelism is to lead people to Christ, it may not happen overnight. We must remember that only God knows when the seeds we plant will bear fruit.

  1. Be mindful of where people are at.

Each person is in a different place in their journey, and some may not be ready to fully commit their lives to Christ. Our responsibility is to simply lead them further down the path and bring them closer to finding a relationship with Jesus.

  1. Be persistent in prayer.

One of the most essential components of evangelism is prayer. You may have loved ones or friends for whom you have been continually praying for years. Do not give up hope. Prayer is the catalyst that initiates God’s will being done on the earth.

  1.  Be reassured.

“Our responsibility is to get God’s word to their ears. Only God can get the word from their ears to their heart.” – Albert Mohler. Be encouraged that if you have taken the opportunity to talk about Jesus with someone, then you have been successful.

Practical Evangelism

There are many creative and practical ways to share faith, that are more ‘shoulder to shoulder’ than ‘face to face’. One great place to get inspired is Evangelism Ideas… And you know Three13 is always looking for Pathway Mentors, right?

You can also let others do the talking. Share the testimonies, encouragements and invitations that TVC Church post on Facebook and reach your friends through their phones!

Conversation Starters

We can talk freely with our friends about many subjects, but are at a loss when we want to bridge the gap between everyday life and Jesus. Moving a conversation around to spiritual things can be the most difficult part of witnessing… Sometimes we don’t even recognise those chats as opportunities to share our faith, or worse still, we do but we choose to avoid them.

Below you will find a collection of resources that we hope will help you to get the conversation started: