Here’s an interesting video with tips on how to share your faith in the 21st century:
To begin with, he mentions that Christians should be mindful to do “word” ministry and “deed” ministry together. He defines “word” ministry as the things that you say and “deed” ministry as the things that you do.
If you strictly do evangelism, but don’t look at the needs of the city, people are going to look at that and say, ‘all they care about is increasing their tribe.’ Evangelism will be seen as recruitment.
He also describes certain levels of sharing that anyone could implement.
The first level is that of letting people know that you go to church. You might do this through referencing an event at your church, for example. This gives someone an opportunity to follow up further if they want to.
The second level is to let people know you’re a Christian and that it means something to you.
Let’s just say you’re a woman, you’ve been angry at your husband, you’re sharing with another woman who’s been angry at her husband, and you say, “my christian faith has really helped me here.” Just saying that in passing. That’s it. Let it go. They might not say anything, which is fine, but they might…You should do the simplest behaviors first.
There’s a lot more in the video. Be sure to check it out.
So what about you? What else would you add to the video? What have you learned about ministering in your context? To leave a comment click here.