Pi2 is our simple formula for one of our many forms of evangelism!
Pray for opportunities
Invest in them as a person
Invite them to start a relationship with God or come to a church service
Here are some simple ways to battle this tendency to drift away from the very people who most need Christians in their life:
1. Go for a walk. When you see a neighbor, introduce yourself!
2. Try something new. I once joined a community soccer league just to build some new friendships with people outside of the church.
3. Connect with old friends. Call people you have not connected with for months or even years. Seek to rekindle these friendships.
4. Serve in your community. Volunteer in a civic organization, a club, or some other community group. These hours could be more fruitful than time you serve at the church.
5. Enter their world. Ask a non-believing person you know if you can participate in something they enjoy. Hang out in their world.
6. Bridge relationships. Get to know a nonbeliever who is close with one of your Christian friends.
7. Bridge relationships among nonbelievers. Ask a friend who is not a Christian if you can meet and spend time with some of their friends.
8. Make your home a prayer hub. Let your neighbors know that you would be glad to pray for any joys or needs they have. You might be surprised how many non-Christians actually ask you to pray for them. This can lead to spiritual conversations and new friendships.
Ask yourself these two questions often:
How much time do I spend in a normal week with people who are not Christians?
How many friends do I have who are not Christians?
If you don’t like your answers, do something about it!