Q: What has been an evangelistic tactic that has worked best for you?
I’m old enough to say, I’ve done it all; Evangelism Explosion and all. There are so many programs and yet we say we are floundering in evangelism. Early in my ministry, I was working with Jeff Belcher back in Kansas City. One day, we were going door-to-door and he said to me, “I want you to watch something.” He asked the person at the door, “How can we pray for you?” Now, everyone will answer that question. He would then pivot to a new question. “How would you describe your relationship to God?” And again, almost everyone would answer saying, “well it could be better,” and then we would go from there.... “well, Jesus taught us,”... or... “scripture says,”....It’s the most fluid, most disarming way to get into a spiritual conversation that I have found.