- Think beyond the building. The days of inviting your friends to church to hear the Gospel from a pastor are over. Church will always be a place where we should welcome others, but people are more likely to engage in a conversation or grab a cup of coffee than come to church with you.
- Classification may vary. The nominal, or by-name-only, Christians and those who classify themselves as “none” in the religion category are merging. As this happens, we have a unique opportunity to make it clear what it means to be true Christians that center and shape their lives around the reality of Christ.
- Be on mission. Relational ministry and personal evangelism in work, family, and play has potential for meaningful impact. As ambassadors of Christ, we are called to share our faith in the tangible expression of our lives.
For more discussion on relational evangelism, join Ed Stetzer and ECFA’s Warren Bird for the Cultural Shift & The Church podcast.