When you hear the word evangelism, does it make you feel a little nervous or slightly guilty? If we’re being honest with ourselves, I think a lot of us would have to say “yes” on both counts. Many of us see evangelism as a kind of spiritual cold-calling or unwanted door-to-door sales pitches where you might try to talk with people you don’t know about something they don’t want to hear about.

The good news is that there is another way to share the good news of Jesus in an effective and meaningful way.


The Arts of Spiritual Conversations is a program that helps us practice nine everyday activities that can open a gateway for talking about God naturally with anyone. These practices reflect the way that Jesus interacted with the people around Him, and it’s the way we can bring the gospel into everyday life. Getting started is as simple as noticing, praying, and listening.

This book provides rich content, insightful questions, and hands-on practice that can improve the way you have conversations and build relationships.

Maybe you’ve heard the good news and now you’re ready to tell other people. Is there anything more daunting? First, rest assured that the salvation of your loved ones doesn’t depend on you. As with your own salvation, there was nothing you did to earn it, nothing you can do to earn it. Whether or not God uses you as an instrument is his perogative. Second, know what you believe. Why is the gospel of Jesus Christ good news anyway?

I recently discovered a YouTube channel that will help with your own evangelizing efforts, as well as with your own understanding of the faith. Don’t miss Julius Kim, dean of students and associate professor of Westminster Seminary California talk about why the gospel of Jesus Christ is good news. Or a Westminster student talk about his own personal fears in evangelizing. Or another professor talk about the Great Commission:

“Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’ — Matthew 28:16-20

You can also watch the owner of the page, a pastor I heard preach last weekend, Leon Brown, have gentle but thoughtful conversations with people on the street about what they believe, as well as about what their problems with Christianity are.

Be encouraged! If you are a believer in Christ, he will aid you and use you as he sees fit to love others and show them their only hope in this life.