As Christians, we are called to share our faith with others. However, it can be difficult to do so without coming across as pushy or intrusive. Here are a few tips on how to witness to others:
Be genuine and authentic. People can sense when you are being fake or insincere. Be yourself and let your true personality shine through.
Be respectful. Be respectful of their right to believe differently, don't be pushy.
Be a good listener. Show that you are interested in what others have to say. Ask questions and listen attentively to their responses.
Be patient. It may take time for someone to come to know Jesus. Be patient and don't give up on them.
Be honest about your own struggles and imperfections. People are more likely to relate to you if they see that you are not perfect.
Share your own story of how you came to know Jesus. This can be a powerful way to connect with others.
Strategic Conversation Starters & Statements
"What's your favorite thing to do on the weekend?" This question allows you to explore their hobbies, interests, and passions and opens the door for you to talk about church being a part of your weekend.
"What music are you into these days?" This question sparks a discussion about musical interests and allows you to share a song about God.
"I'm trying this new recipe tonight. Wish me luck!" This offers a chance to engage in a conversation about food, cooking, and share how your church has a free cookbook online in hopes they will look at other things on our website.
"If you could ask God one question, what would it be?" This hypothetical question invites them to consider what they truly seek to know about God and opens the door for you to share.
"What's the last book you couldn't put down?" This question initiates a discussion about books and allows you to introduce the bible.
"I love your new profile picture! Where did you take it?" This compliment offers a subtle way to start a conversation and allows you to show a picture taken at church so that you can tell them where you took it.
"What are watching on Youtube these days?" This question initiates a discussion about shared interests in entertainment, allowing you to start by sharing our 60 second Youtube shorts.
"What's your favorite city in town?" This question allows you to connect over shared experiences and allows you to introduce how you are always in Goodyear where your church is.
"If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be and why?" This hypothetical question reveals their respect for historical figures and allows you to share how you would have loved to meet Jesus while he was here on earth.
"If you could have a conversation with your younger self, what advice would you give yourself?" This hypothetical question encourages them to reflect on their life experiences and allows you to share your salvation.
The goal is to plant seeds of curiosity and lead the lost to Christ. Springboard your witness and try these subtle conversations starters, and remember, the number one observation people will have of you is not just your words, but your actions and how you live your life.