Merry Conversations Resources
Ever wanted to invite a friend or family member to church, but just couldn't find the words to say? This plan is designed to help you understand why inviting people to church is so important, and then give you the resources to know how, where, and when to invite them. Learn how to be a bringer and start this plan today.
What if you knew that by simply crossing the room and saying hello to someone, you could change that person's forever? Just a few steps to make an eternal difference. It has nothing to do with methods and everything to do with taking a genuine interest in another human being. All you need is a heart that's in tune with the Holy Spirit and a willingness to venture out of your "Circle of Comfort" and into another person's life. Just Walk Across the Room brings personal evangelism into the twenty-first century. Bill Hybels shows how you can participate in the model first set by Jesus, who stepped down from heaven 2,000 years ago to bring hope and redemption to broken people living in a fallen world. Now it's your turn. Your journey may not be as dramatic, but it can have a life-changing impact for someone standing a few steps away from you-and for you as well. This book is available in our Next Steps Room for $10.
Talking about faith doesn't have to be frustrating or intimidating. Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg believe that effectively communicating our faith in Jesus should be the most natural thing in the world. We just need encouragement and direction. In Becoming a Contagious Christian, Hybels and Mittelberg articulate the central principles that have helped the believers at Willow Creek Community Church become a church known around the world for its outstanding outreach to unchurched people. This book is available in our Next Steps Room for $10.
Discover Your Mission Now (FREE downloadable E-book)
This book unpacks five simple practices to change your world with a focus on B.L.E.S.S.
- Begin with prayer. We want you to ask, ‘God how do you want me to bless the people in the places you’ve sent me to?’
- Don’t talk, but listen to people, their struggles, and their pains, in the places God sent you.
- You can’t just check this off. It’s not quick. You have to have a meal with people or a cup of coffee. It builds relationships.
- If you listen with people and you eat with people they will tell you how to love them and you’ll know how to serve them.
- When the time is right, now we talk and we share the story of how Jesus changed our life.
We think this article presents a good view on our motivation behind inviting others to church.
This article takes a look at the idea of evangelism and explains what it is in a way that’s easy to understand.
How do you share your faith with others? Hugh Halter suggests that Jesus sets an example of allowing your behavior to draw others to you.
Eric Metaxas describes how sharing something beautiful with people is natural and different than wanting to change people.
We are wired to share good news with others. James Choung examines the human desire to share our lives and how we could talk about faith.