Is it possible that we have been given the opportunity of a lifetime for people to respond to the Gospel? Does the uncertainty of our time create openness in people’s hearts like never before? It is certainly possible.
My question is, how are we responding to that? Especially given the unique circumstances of social distancing and a greater reliance on technology to communicate.
This post is more about asking questions than providing answers. I hope that you will share your experiences, ideas, and aspirations to reach people during this season.
Here are some of the universal principles that normally guide me.
- Pray, pray, pray.
- Sow abundantly. Look for new opportunities to both love and connect with others.
- Demonstrate the love of God.
- Always be ready to share the Gospel starting with your testimony/story.
- Make disciples using ‘discovery’ tools and teach them quickly to do the same with others.
And here are a couple of tools that have recently encouraged me: Turning Everyday Conversations into Gospel Conversations by Jimmy Scroggins, and the resources offered by No Place Left.
But what does all of this look like in our current, isolated contexts? Ideas? Thoughts? Recent experiences? What tools and/or methods are you using? What are you trying? What is working? Share with us!
Also, if you are looking to connect with others, virtually, who are specifically interested in encouraging mission among one another, use this form and check box "c" where the form asks you to "Choose the one that best describes your number one reason for meeting in a virtual house church."