7 Tips For Effective Evangelism

After an inspirational message, there is a drive to go on and implement what we have heard. Like the parable of the sower, some seeds just don’t make it to the intended destination.

Evangelism is good but you’ve got to be prepared, body, spirit and soul, right?
Just before you pack those bags, a few friendly tips on my list would come in handy. You are more than welcome to add to this list in the comments.
–> Be prepared to handle rejection: If you are rejected dust your feet and move on. Don’t
take it personally. You may be tempted to fall into needless arguments. Beware of those traps.

And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye
depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
Matthew 10:14

The gospel is not by force. When it is rejected, remember you’ve
done your bit.

–> Allow the Holy Spirit Take the Lead: Sometimes an evangelist may be in an emotionally compromised
situation. People can be deceitful but only God can unmask hidden agendas.

 
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
John 16:13

Also, the method of reaching out to this community may differ from that used in another community. God can use any means necessary to meet His people. It is up to the evangelist to follow His steps.

‘What am I going to say?’
This is one of the most popular questions I have heard anytime the subject of evangelism comes up. You don’t need to sweat it, simply allow the Holy Spirit do the work. Matthew 10:19
For
these reasons every evangelist should cultivate seeking God’s will even in
littlest matters.
Remember you are the vessel: when all the miracles and compliments start to
roll in, it is important for the evangelist to remember, he is but a vessel. And
a vessel is never greater than his maker.Be careful not to think
the miracles and testimonies are your doing lest you take God’s Glory.

Have a Backup Team: we all need spiritual back up. We need praying friends and helpers in
ministry. We can’t do it on our own. If you notice in the letters of Apostle
Paul, he made reference to fellow labourers in the vineyard who were constantly
looking out for him.

 

Have a Willing Heart: the work of an evangelist is hard, whether through financial distress,
oppositions or life difficulties, without the heart of soul-winning, you are
likely to give-up before you actually begin. The kind of heart that yearns ‘Lord,
here am I, send me’ .Knees in Prayer: The bedrock of every successful ministry is prayer. Jesus prayed, the Apostles prayed, we too ought to pray. Whether you are in the field or not, pray for those who are there doing the work of the kingdom in mission fields.

Pray for yourself before and after personal evangelism. When we pray for other labourers the path becomes easier for them and for us too.

Understand the Locals: It is wise to study the people or at least read about the location for our intended evangelism. It is important to know their culture, so you don’t become offensive rather than helpful. In fact your knowledge might come in handy during the evangelism.

Comment Prompt: What Tips have helped you in evangelism?

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20 thoughts on “7 Tips For Effective Evangelism”

  1. Your first point may be the reason why so many of us are INEFFECTIVE evangelists! We fear rejection, but then I remember that I follow the One who was "despised and rejected by men." So what should I expect, really?

  2. I love evangelism, but my introverted self won't let me go out. I always admire and pray for people who go out to evangelise. But what I do often is write tracts, print Bible verses on cards and just hand them to people I meet along the road or wherever I am. Some of these people do contact me for a more extended conversation and this gives me the opportunity to answer their questions and lead them to Christ.
    Aside that, my most preferred form of evangelism is 'friendship evangelism'

  3. We make it so difficult and you remind us that it really is easy to share the Gospel when we let the Holy Spirit take the lead. Thank you for sharing your post at Intentional Tuesday. Feel free to stop by the Over the Moon Link Party running from Sunday evenings through Thursday evenings every week at SandysPOV.net.

  4. Great tips, Ifeoma. Allowing the Spirit to take the lead in who we speak to and trusting He'll give us words to say helps me be a little bolder in sharing my heart for Jesus. Thank you for sharing words that help equip us to share the Good News of Jesus.

  5. Your suggestions are important to consider when going out to preach, teach, or even one on one sharing the gospel. Thank you for your always wise and encouraging words shared with us here at Tell me a Story.

  6. So its super cool I got to be your neighbor at #tellhisstory because this was what a speaker at my church talked about. He said a lot of the same things you did. The ones that stood out to me was know your area. He gave the example of how they asked him to come down to florida and do a sportsman banquet. only 125 people came which he was happy about but he mentioned to them, no one hunts here in florida. do something they enjoy. the following year they got a Christian NASCAR driver and 1000 people came. super cool. another one he said is that your kitchen table is one of the easiest places to evangelize at. interesting. thanks for the great tips. : )

  7. These are great tips and so needed. I pray frequently that we will be obedient to the Divine appointments God has set up for us throughout our day, and to be bold to speak what He is telling us to speak.

  8. Dear sister, thank you so much for reminding me that I am only the vessel, that I need the truth of God to flow through what I say, or else I will not accomplish anything. This is convicting because I know I have 'forced' evangelism at times, and those times that I did it fell completely flat. I have no power in and of myself, but the power is of God and the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, the cleansing blood of Jesus! I'm going to keep these in mind. <3 #momentsofhope

  9. Ifeoma, what a helpful post. I think one of the most important things we can have are friends who commit to pray for us as we evangelize. We certainly can't do "God's work" in our own strength.

    All of your tips are so good. Thank you!

  10. I love these tips especially in regards to prayer. I have found that in prayer not only has God heard me and blessed me with new opportunities to expand His kingdom but I found solutions to thorny evangelism problems!

  11. This is a great reminder on what to expect and how we should respond.Because I work in 3rd world missions environments, I especially appreciate this comment: "It is important to know their culture, so you don't become offensive rather than helpful." So many Christians either do not understand this point or do not put it into practice. Blessings and visiting today from #GraceandTruth

  12. Being willing to let the Lord create the moment to share the Gospel is something that we need to do. Not every moment is the right moment for someone to hear about God's love. But, we need to continue living as an example until the Lord says, "Now". Thanks for sharing these tips with Thankful Thursdays, Ifeoma.

  13. I appreciated the little part about avoiding needless arguments. If someone isn't ready to receive the truth, an argument will not change their mind!

    Praying that God prepares the heart of the person with whom you are sharing with was something my grandma taught me.

    Thanks for linking up with Grace and Truth this week! It's always a joy to read your posts!

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