A great first step to evangelism.
According to Philip Nation, Director of Ministry Development at LifeWay Research, “A study including more than 15,000 adults revealed that about two-thirds are willing to receive information about a local church from a family member and 56 percent from a friend or neighbor. The message is clear that the unchurched are open to conversations about church.”
When’s the last time we invited someone to church?
When’s the last time we said, “I’m going to church this Sunday. Would you like to come with me?”
According to current stats, if we were to ask 10 people this question, 8 would seriously think about it or at least engage in a conversation about church. So why is it so difficult?
What are we waiting for?
From the statistics we looked at, we’re doing pretty well if we’re able to invite someone to church. But according to Scripture, we’re called to go further than just inviting someone to a gathering of Believers.
At some point, someone’s going to ask us for more information about this guy named Jesus and why He’s so important to us. These questions often come after someone attends a church service.
But are we ready?
Do you feel ready? Do you feel equipped to answer these questions?
Many Christians have no idea how to share the Gospel.
“When asked if they have a personal responsibility to share their faith with others, 73% of born again Christians said yes. When this conviction is put into practice, however, the numbers shift downward. Only half (52%) of born again Christians say they actually did share the Gospel at least once this past year to someone with different beliefs, in the hope that they might accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.”
The research is clear.
We really do care about the salvation of others. The majority of us really do what to see our friends, neighbours and coworkers place their trust in Jesus.
However, we struggle moving from thoughts and feelings to actions. That’s a problem. And that’s a problem we’ve got to address.
Can I get your feedback?
Have you ever invited someone to church? If so, when was the last time and how did it go?