One day, a couple kids in our neighborhood came in with a picture Bible and announced they were going to make a club. And, this would be no average club. It would be a club to “tell people about Jesus.”
Something in me cringed as they innocently stomped into the volatile areas of ministry and missions, where few dare to tread. Oh, how would they navigate these rough waters of evangelism and church and “sharing Jesus?”
I tried to tactfully respond. “Well, your friends may not want to listen. You may need to show them what it means to be a Christian— like, be nice to them. Tell them ‘good job’ when they dunk the ball on you instead of spazzing out on them. Use your words instead of punching someone when you’re ticked off. Ask before you ‘borrow’ each others’ bikes. Share your hot cheetos. Take care of the little kids instead of hiding from them. That would really be cool, right? See, just talking to them might not work so well if you don’t act differently.”
The boys didn’t seem convinced.
“So, what are you going to do if they don’t want to listen?” I asked. [Read more…]