When Christians in the workplace get serious about fulfilling their role in the Great Commission, many have misconceptions that need to corrected. Here are the top 10 things to know.
- Evangelism is a process, not an event. God has gifted each of us to play a critical role in drawing people to Himself. Our job is to discover where the Holy Spirit is working in a person’s life and join Him there.
- You do not have to leave the workplace to know the joy of being used by God.
- As Christians, we have what people want. We simply need to communicate in winsome ways they can understand.
- Christ calls all believers to be His witnesses. But our lives always come before our lips.
- Evangelism is a team activity. Network with others for maximum spiritual impact.
- Jesus calls us the salt of the earth. For salt to make a difference, it has to make contact.
- When a door opens for planting seeds of truth, walk through wisely. If it closes, don’t try to open a window. Wait on God’s timing. He is at work.
- To be effective ambassadors for Christ we should learn to communicate the gospel in a clear, concise way that connects to the felt needs of the listener.
- Turn objections into opportunities by responding with grace and humility.
- Evangelism depends on prayer more than anything else.
Jesus began his earthly ministry with evangelism, by calling four fishermen to become fishers of men. He ended His earthly ministry by appointing His disciples to be His witnesses throughout the world. None of us is equal to the task, but Christ has promised to give us strength and courage to do what He has called us to do.
The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed" — Hudson Taylor
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. —Phil.4:13
Adapted from Workplace Grace by Bill Peel and Walt Larimore