Last week I met with Andrea Schwartz and Dr. Shawn Mitchell on Chalcedon’s Out Of This World Podcast to discuss, “How Can I Effectively Share My Faith with Unbelievers?”
We discuss what Dr. Mitchell describes as the “Four Questions” every Christian should be able to answer.
Listen to the podcast on Chalcedon’s website here: https://chalcedon.edu/resources/audio/how-can-i-effectively-share-my-faith-with-unbelievers
Very few churches teach and equip their members on how to they can effectively share their faith with unbelievers. Many have only seen such witnessing done by professional apologists like Dr. Greg Bahnsen or William Lane Craig; or perhaps they have only seen witnessing in a confrontational style as presented by men like Ray Comfort. These methods can certainly change and transform lives for Christ, but they may also seem intimidating to the normal Christian with limited training in evangelism or apologetics.
What if sharing the Gospel was just as easy as sharing your story? In this podcast, we discuss how understanding the basics of God’s “story of redemption” can help relate the Gospel to an unbeliever.
There is no silver bullet to evangelism. There is no single argument or fact or illustration that can suddenly convince the unbeliever that Christ is Lord. But through sharing your story you can develop a relationship of trust and lead the unbeliever to understand how God’s story interacts with their story. We can share the answers and solutions found in God’s Word and share God’s plan for restoration in a broken and fallen world.
This begins with developing and thinking through your own story. If you had but 30-seconds to share your story, what would you say? How would you describe the trajectory of your Christian life? Where has Christ brought you from and where is he leading you? In what situations has the Christian way helped you get through the trials and struggles of this life?