Evangelize like Jesus: Week 3 Report

This week had success and  failure.

The success was in learning about evangelism. On my quest to find a successful evangelist, a man called Allen seemed to rise to the top. I went to look up his number and in the process came across the BMA website where a number of his talks at Church Planting conferences are available for download.

The talk I listened to was Presenting the Gospel Innovatively. It wasn’t so much a master plan for success as a look at the Master’s methods in engaging people. It was good to open my mind a bit to the array of possibilities. One of the most interesting methods was  telling stories. For instance, when sitting on the bus with John Doe, you tell him the story of the Prodigal Son. Then you ask him what he thinks it means.

Allen says that if you want a non-Menno church you need to evangelize till you’re blue in the face, because to have a non-Menno church you need to bring people into your church faster than you have babies.

My fail this week was in not making any evangelistic contact. Maybe one of you did. Would you share the story with us?

P.S. In the aforementioned recording, Allen relates a humorous story involving his response to an affectionate couple in a park.

2 Responses to “ “Evangelize like Jesus: Week 3 Report”

  1. TJ says:

    :) these posts are awesome. So a story from last week… I am doing masonry right now and I was pretty determined that I wasn’t going to work around construction workers for days and never tell them about the one Thing that could save them. So I walked up to two of them and was like.. “I don’t know if you guys believe in God or not but Jesus Christ means everything to me and I wrote something out about it that I give to people…” and I gave them each a tract that I had written. Then I said “I don’t have all the answeres but I think I know the Guy who does–Jesus.” They didn’t really say much but they thanked me and I walked away almost shaking cus that was one of the hardest things I had ever done! :) no wonder we are called soldiers of Jesus Christ, its just plain hard! :) keep it up bro!

    • Craig says:

      Way to go TJ! Like Allen Roth says, its a way to get an adrenaline rush. Thanks for sharing the story!