The most common methods of evangelism are tailor-made for extroverts. But what about the rest of us? Other Christians, including introverted, reflective people, are left with feelings of guilt and fear and the desire to become more outgoing. The problem, says Mike Bechtle, is not their personality, but that they've been taught methods of evangelism that push them too far out of their comfort zone.
In Evangelism for the Rest of Us, Bechtle shows readers how to share their faith in more comfortable ways by helping them discover and define their unique strengths within their personality type. With fresh, biblical insight, this much-needed resource renews a passion for sharing Christ with others, because telling the Good News does not have to be so intimidating.
Why is it so hard?: watching one person's painful journey through ineffective evangelism -- Looking for a simpler solution: feeling the need for a unique approach -- Innies and outies: exploring different personality types, from introvert to extrovert -- Which method is best?: reshaping current methods of evangelism to fit our personalities -- Form vs. function: finding the key to guilt-free evangelism -- The fear factor: figuring out why we're afraid to share and learning how to harness that fear -- The graceful witness: becoming a channel of God's grace to people -- What would Jesus do?: discovering how Christ interacted with people -- What would Satan do?: learning how Satan keeps us from sharing our faith -- Methods that are biblical: developing a truly scriptural approach to evangelism -- Techniques that are personal: customizing an approach that is uniquely yours -- Intentional sharing: restoring our passion for evangelism by being who God made us.
Published: 1st May 2006
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group