Ever wondered why your networks grow so easily within displaced ethnic groups compared to the people in your own country? Ever wondered why these displaced groups are softer ground than they are in their home country? Ever wanted to reach out into the harder and sometimes more dangerous fishing grounds but they seem out of your league? Well they are softer and yes you can reach out back to their home countries.
This is an old favourite of mine. In my home town I'm known as the ‘coin man’ by the youths in the streets and skate park.
I didn't set out this way it just happened. I have a full tool box of gospel bridges that I use. One of them are some coins I keep in my wallet. One is a Roman 1st century silver denarius coin from the region of the Holy Lands. Yes the same type and age as the coins Jesus spoke of and used as illustrations. (It's not worth much as it is in bad shape so it was very cheap to buy). The other is a worthless large Australian commemorative gold coin.
This is a little exercise that my friend Dave K. added to our Blind Spot Test ice breaker. (Like the Blind Spot test it can be used for ice breaking evangelism or discipleship.)
Someone put a black dot in the middle of a white A4 piece of paper and held it up. Dave was then asked to tell them what he saw. He replied “a dot?”.
Our Brothers and Sisters over in the UK supplied us with a witnessing guide booklet that you might get some use from and add it to your tool belt. It is available for those who have access to our "Other People Groups" section. You can find it at https://meetgodathome.com/other_groups . If you don't have access to this public area of special interest you can always ask one of our team or email us from the Contact Page. Cheers Macka.
This is a simple kit you can download and use. It goes with the earlier article called: Icebreaker #6: Chat over a cup of coffee
We offered a free beverage/drink if they would stop and share their story with us. We then offered a snack to go with the drink if they took a short survey.
The survey was just the 5 questions of Sharing Jesus Without Fear/Argument. Actually, it was 7 questions the last time we did it.
For (approximately) the first twenty four years I had heard 1248 sermons, attended 1248 home bible studies and sung (badly) about 3744 hymns but how many people had I introduced to the Lord?
How much over those 24 years had I thought just about my needs and not about anyone else’s salvation and growth, let alone being a part of growing the Kingdom here on Earth?
Of all those years of knowledge and studies how much of it did I actually obey and put into daily practice? Not much at all really when I think honestly about it!
How about you? What is your track record?
Have a look at this picture. Can you read this sentence?... Give it a try; after all it is only simple English. Don’t feel too bad if you can’t get it all. This is old English and there have been four very major changes to our language since that was last used in 1066 AD.
You would probably say today: “Then she went to speak this in her native language English” (It does not really make up a complete thought today.)