[dillon burroughs] on initiating conversation in evangelism

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. director of family ministry at st. edward's episcopal church. president of fistbump media, llc.

January 27, 2010

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Sometimes using normal conversation with people will get us into a position where we earn the opportunity to share our faith. This type of permission-based conversation is often more comfortable for both sides as it is based more on an initial connection made through regular conversation.

I remember hearing about a dude that would wear his Christian ‘witnessing’ t-shirts hoping that it would provide an opportunity to talk to people about his faith. After all, wearing a t-shirt that tells people how much they need God is one way to get people to talk to you, right? Then one day, this dude wore his Harley Davidson t-shirt…

Later that day, another guy asked him about riding Harleys. It turned out that he also owned and rode a Harley. This conversation provided t-shirt dude a connection AND eventually an opportunity to share his faith.

Sometimes we need to stop trying so hard and just talk ‘normal’ to people. Can I get an amen?


Check out the rest of this conversation in the christian evangelism 101 series.


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[dillon burroughs] on initiating conversation in evangelism

by Dan King time to read: 1 min