What do you feel when you read this Scripture? “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest’” (Matthew 9:37-38).
What about this one? “And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation’” (Mark 16:15).
Do verses like these about evangelism excite you? Or do they strike fear into your heart?
For extroverts like me, it’s easy to connect with people and to open a dialogue about the Christian faith. But if you lean toward introversion, you may find that more difficult to do. The good news is that we can all learn to be more effective witnesses for Christ.
If you’re a reluctant evangelist, I encourage you to tune in to our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Using Your Unique Personality to Share Your Faith.” Dr. Mike Bechtle is with us to describe his struggles as an introvert to share his faith.
Dr. Bechtle explains misperceptions about evangelism, and how a team approach is the best witness for Christ. He also shares his own angst about witnessing to others and how God changed his expectations of what effective evangelism looks like.
This conversation is important. As followers of Christ, we can’t afford to be negligent or apathetic about the Good News – especially in today’s culture where so many want to silence God’s truth.
If you’re still considering the claims of Christ yourself, you may be interested in a free online booklet we’ve written called, “Coming Home: An Invitation to Join God’s Family,” which explains what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Dr. Mike Bechtle is an author, speaker, and consultant. We’re discussing his book Evangelism for the Rest of Us: Sharing Christ within Your Personality Style, which is available for a gift of any amount. For more information, visit our website.