Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Evangelism in the Burbs

A couple of days ago I ran across a great new blog, sub•text. The tag-line for the blog in "the gospel in the suburban context." Among their many resources was an essay on evangelism by Joe Thorn. The essay offers five what you might call observations or suggestions on doing evangelism in the burbs (to read the entire essay click here):

1. Door to door evangelism is seen as an unwanted invasion.

2. Initiating conversation at Starbucks is welcome.

3. The evangescript is perceived as invasive and fake.

4. Showing how real-life concerns connect to the gospel is well-received.

5. The churched are often as clueless about the gospel as the unchurched.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a great and helpful article - thanks for pointing it out. I ran across sub•text last week and hope to read it often.

Joe Thorn and Steve McCoy have teamed up for terrific site, helping us see God at work on the 'burbs, and see the Gospel as relevant to all of life.