“Some churches do evangelism very effectively, but they don’t disciple new believers. Other churches are great when it comes to teaching and preaching but ignore the value of community and do nothing with small groups. Some churches focus on both evangelism and discipleship but don’t address the needs of an aching world; they don’t care for the poor.”
Nobody likes being worked on, and worse still, being on someone’s check list to be evangelized or check listed. The difference between a sensitive tool and any other tool is the hand that holds it. The Bible says in Romans 6:14 that we are to offer parts of our body to him as instruments of righteousness. Whether you are using the 4 spiritual laws or The Jesus film, or the Discovering God through Chinese characters booklet, the important thing is remember is no tool will ever convince anyone that God loves them or wants a relationship with them. Only God will do that, through you.
Here are some more practical tools if you would like to extend a welcome to your neighbours and friends.
- An ESL Christmas Presentation written by Nikki White that includes children’s participation