I recently had the privilege to preach a couple of messages in our church on sharing the Gospel. I hope to share some of that content in the weeks to come.
I also have the privilege of pastoring a flock that has a number of members who are already working the fields to the best of their ability. One of these members, Collin Mattoon, recently served as a chaplain at a local hospital and developed and deployed the following list of questions that he used to “break the ice” with the patients to which he sought to minister each day as well as others in his spheres of influence.
I believe they will serve you well as you seek to share the Gospel with those in your spheres of influence as well.
From Collin :
Often I would ask the question “Can I ask you a question about your
faith?” before I would ask any of these because it removes anxiety for
the person asking the question and respects the person to whom you are speaking.
1- What are your religious beliefs?
2- What do you believe about God/Jesus/Christianity?
3- Do you go to church? / whats your church like?/ have you had good
experiences with churches before?
4- Is there anything you want me to pray for you about? / Can I pray for you?
5- Can I tell you what I believe?/ Can I tell you what my faith teaches?
6- What do you believe about the Bible? / What do you think the Bible
teaches about that? / Can I tell you what the Bible says about that?
7- How do you see God at work in all of this (the situation)? / How
does your faith effect this situation? / How has God been working in
your life lately?
8- Do you have a relationship with God? Is that relationship important
to you? What does your relationship with God look like?
9- How do you think God feels about that?
10- For coworkers: “Hey I think I have sinned against you and I want to confess that and ask for your forgiveness, can we talk about that?
Feel free to respond below.