Every now and again there are things that happen in ministry that encourage you and help you to move on towards the next day. Tonight I passed out cards and asked students to write questions about following God that they have been struggling with. The majority of the questions were either about “how do I tell X person about Jesus” or “How can I help X person who is struggling.” It painted a pretty clear picture of how what I need to spend the summer discussing. It works out well too because evangelism and outreach is something we talk about, but it has been a couple of years since we have had a dedicated study on it. This should work well with our common summer theme of service so I am pretty excited.
I have an idea of maybe “Going Viral” because I want to talk about evangelism that isn’t an event, but rather a lifestyle. I want to talk about how you witness to someone who tells you that they don’t care about God and don’t want to hear about him anymore. I want to talk about how your lifestyle shows as much as your words. I want to talk about how when you are there for someone when they have a need they are more willing to listen to what it is that gives you hope.
Anyway, I was encouraged tonight and thought I would share.