Street Evangalism/Witnessing Course Preview
Welcome to Street Witnessing 101 (A Preview)
This is a preview of a course on witnessing in your local neighborhood or city. We use the term witnessing over evangelism, because witnessing is just sharing, whereas evangelism seems formal, rigid, and thought provoking. It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to witness. Witness by definition means to have first hand knowledge, to be a eye witness, to testify from personal experience. In Acts 1:8 – the Apostles were not to witness but to be a witness. Acts 1:8 – But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (ESV)
When sharing the Gospel on the streets you have a tri-fold purpose:
1. Witness what Jesus has done for you
2. Tell what Jesus can do for them
3. Lead in prayer for salvation, healing, and deliverance.
We will look at street evangelism from the perspectives: The Spiritual, The Practical, The Legal.
a. What is the mission? – You have to know why you are witnessing, to whom you are witnessing, and you have to know the climate in which you are witnessing.
b. What is the vision? – Ask Holy Spirit to share with you His destiny for your witnessing encounter? Discuss the vision before leaving out to witness.
c. Be led by Holy Spirit!!! Holy Spirit is key in all that is done in street witnessing. You can make your environment ripe for wedding by prayer.
d. Have your Bible marked and ready to share Bible passages as needed.
a. Safety is key. Always watch your surroundings.
b. Never venture out by yourself.
c. Never take money, never discuss money, leave pocketbooks at home. If someone ask for money, let him or her know you NEVER carry money…you only carry Jesus.
d. Don’t wear jewelry or expensive clothing.
e. Don’t make promises for later one on one visits.
f. Don’t except anything from someone…Including an offering.
1. Never say or do anything that would lead to a contractual agreement between you, your organization, or the person to whom you are witnessing.
2. Never hand out food, etc.
3. Never imply that there is more to the witness engagement that is not in agreement with your local church or organization.
God bless you in your witnessing experience.