Nine Principles of Relational Evangelism

Nine Principles of Relational Evangelism

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However, if this is not the case, your lost friend will probably be more interested in knowing how your relationship with God through Christ consistently gives you hope, a passion for life, strong purpose and direction, and an inner peace and joy that nothing on earth can provide.

Discussion questions:

  • What do you typically share when you tell others about God and what he's done for you—and what he can do for them?
  • Or do you not share anything at all because you have little hope, passion for life, strong purpose, or inner peace?

9. Invite, Invite, Invite!

It takes six to eight invitations before an unchurched person will actually join you for a congregational service or small-group meeting. Don't grow weary when they say they aren't interested or can't make it. Just keep up the prayer, friendship building, cross-pollinating, and sharing your heart about what God is doing in you and through you.

Discussion questions:

  • Do you give up after one or two invitations?
  • Share the name of someone you've invited in the past and share something you love about them so other members of the group can participate in loving that person.

—Randall Neighbour is President of TOUCH Outreach Ministries in Houston, TX, and author of The Naked Truth About Small Group Ministry. You can check out his blog, RandallNeighbour.com, for more solid advice about small-group life and leadership.

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