The moment someone becomes a Christ follower their connectedness with non-Christians shrinks dramatically.
Evangelism Definition = Sharing your story
Your story can follow this progression... who you were, who you are now, and the transition.
Group Tension exists between fellowship and evangelism
Fellowship grows with more time spent together with few people
Evangelism involves opening up for more people to come in
You are the light of the world like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket... Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
3 steps to start sharing your story
1. Crawling - Sharing your story with your small group.
a. What was your life was like before Christ?
b. What was your life like getting to know Christ?
c. What is your life like after knowing Christ?
d. Or, where are you now?
2. Walking - Invite non-Christians to hang out with you. Create relationship.
3. Running - Share your story with the same non-Christians you have hung out with. Hear their story first.
How do you take the care and support you have for each other and share it?
How does your group want to address the tension between evangelism and fellowship?
Have you crafted your story? And/or do you know how you would share it in an inspiring way?
Do you feel that your story is inspiring? Why or why not?
How can you as a group reach out?
Your group can come up with this, it's up to you!
In 2 weeks, you will reach out together.
Make plans now! ... meeting place, time, what to gather, what to prepare etc.
LIFE IS BETTER TOGETHER!