At times it can be difficult to gauge a person’s religious lifestyle, especially at the workplace. Some people are receptive to just bringing Christ up in conversation while others may not find this appropriate especially because many employers forbid religious conversations at work. This can be considered risky, but don’t be deterred from sharing the good news. Here are a few simple ways that I use to share the Gospel with others even when situations aren’t ideal.
1. Suggest a book by a Christian author. I like to spark conversations by bringing up a great book I read and the lessons or skills it taught me. Enthusiasm can easily pique a person’s curiosity to want to know more. If you own the book, let the person borrow it. If you don’t, pass long the link to the online overview or Website. Now, the door is open for more conversation.
2. Be honest. Every Monday I walk into work and like clockwork someone asks me about my weekend and what I did. I used to say, “It was good” or “I didn’t do much.” But I recently realized these were missed opportunities to share the Gospel and build relationships. My new responses are always filled with the details of my weekend including Sunday church service. I will usually say something similar to this, “My weekend was great. My husband and I went to a new restaurant downtown and we added a few new worship songs at church that were awesome! It was a great weekend.” Sounds corny, I know, but people then ask where my church is located and the names of the songs. Another open door.
3. Keep scripture quotes around. A typical office environment has cubicles and is an open setting. Many people keep photos of their families on their desks, as well as famous and interesting quotes and phrases. Swap out your William Shakespeare quote with Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. If a person has never heard of it, they will more than likely look up the quote and the author or ask you about it. Now you’ve opened a door without even doing much work!
Whatever situation you find yourself in, we are required to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. D.L. Moody once said, “I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it.” So pray for God to lead you in your evangelism journey.