Have you had thoughts like these?
● “My friends feel welcome at my church, but I wish I could feel comfortable actually talk with them about my faith.”
● “It’s easy to welcome my friends to my church, but I don’t know how to talk with them about Jesus.”
● “I can invite my friends to church, but I am scared to talk with them about my faith.”
● “I wish I knew how to talk about my faith, not just invite my friends to church.”
● “I wish evangelism wasn’t so stressful.”
Maybe we are simply not used to talking about our faith and, for whatever reason, we feel awkward mentioning the name of Jesus. We happily and easily talk about our other friends, but not about Him.
How readily do we talk about:
● our praying;
● what we have discovered in Scripture;
● what the Holy Spirit has been saying to us, or
● how we have seen the Father at work in our lives?
In fact, do we even mention Father, Jesus and the Spirit, or do they become buried beneath the non-specific label of ‘God’?
If we don’t talk about Jesus among friends, then why would we find it easy to talk about him with strangers?
What are some simple steps to getting better at sharing your own story of how you met Jesus?
Chris Walker will share how evangelism has become a normal part of his life at “Personal Evangelism for Ordinary People.” The conference will be held here at FPC: Endicott.
Date and Time: Saturday, September 10, 9:00am – 3:30pm (doors open at 8:30 for registration and fellowship)
Walk-ins welcome; advance registration by Sunday, September 4, guarantees a lunch for you.
Lunch ($7.00) – Lemon-honey chicken, roasted potatoes, salad, dessert (main course is gluten and dairy free)
Register online at: http://www.evangelismcoach.org/2016/conference-personal-evangelism-for-ordinary-people-september-10-2016/
About Chris Walker
Chris is an ordained Presbyterian pastor and is the principal writer for EvangelismCoach.org. Chris has taught personal and cross cultural evangelism for local mission bases of Operation Mobilization, Youth with a Mission, and HIMF (based in Costa Rica), plus provides leadership training for Young Life Central America. He has degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, and Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA.
Currently he serves as Pioneer Faculty for Missions and Evangelism in the Americas with Dunamis Institute, a ministry of Presbyterian Reformed Ministries International.