I am frustrated with the way the current church culture presents the idea of evangelism. That might be too sweeping of a statement. In resent weeks I have had a few different things shared with me about telling the good news. Each method was presented as easy, simple, and a sure thing. They gave me two thoughts or images. First the dialogue would flow smoothly and second while buy groceries with a friend you could tell them about God and before you know it they are leaving over the dairy section excepting Christ.
It’s not that simple. There is too much of a human element the systems don’t take in to consideration. Conversations never go the way you expect. People aren’t working off the same script as us. I shared my faith last week with a few different people. None of the talks went as I had pre-planned and none ended with kneeling for prayer. A few I wanted to pull my hair out afterwards, one left me in tears, a the rest left me hopeful that the conversation isn’t over. This is what I believe: Evangelism is who we are not what we do (got that from Mike McNeil). None of my failures were failures. We shouldn’t have to give a sales pitch to "win the lost". We are here not to convert but to make truth known so that the Holy Spirit can work. Just some thoughts going around my head.