Paul called the church, “the pillar and foundation of the truth.” As the pillar, the church holds the truth of God’s word up for the world to see. As the foundation, the church gives substance to the truth of that message as we live together in loving community. So, to fulfill our function as the church, we must share his life (as the pillar) and share our lives (as the foundation). Simply put, whatever else we are involved in as the people of God, if we’re not sharing the life giving message of Christ with a dying world and loving each other like Christ taught us how, we’re not doing our job.
I know that most Christians are concerned with the condition of those who have not submitted to Christ’s reign but that concern does precious little good when it does not get translated into action. We just need to open our mouths and speak the gospel to the lost. If we don’t know any lost people, then we need to find some. Here are some places to look:
- Your neighborhood. Throw a block party, start a game night, BBQ with some immediate neighbors, participate in or start a neighborhood watch, invite others to join you in a clean up of common spaces, you name it.
- Your extended family. If you didn’t come up in church, then chances are you have a potentially fertile field for gospel seed right in your own back yard. Pray and make a list of members of your extended family that do not know Christ. Then pray over that list and reach out to those on it.
- Your workplace. Think about the people you interact with on a daily basis. What is their spiritual condition? Make a hit list and take people to lunch. Share your spiritual journey with them. Be on the ready to pray with any who have a need.
- Meetup.com. I’m not a big fan of doing evangelism through social media but we can initiate face to face conversations by reaching out online to people. Meetup.com is an online platform designed to bring people together in face to face community around shared interests. If believers in Christ don’t use this resource to share the gospel, I have to wonder if we won’t kick ourselves on the day when he returns to settle accounts.
Those are just a few places to start. If you don’t know how to share your faith. We have training and resources available to assist people of any personality type. Just make the ask. To get you started, check out this evangelistic website that Jason put together. We have cards with the URL printed on the front that you can hand out.