What stirs in your heart when you read Matthew 9:37-38? “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’”
What about Mark 16:15? “And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.’”
Do verses about evangelism like these excite you? Or do they fill you with anxiety?
For extroverts like me, connecting with people about the Christian faith is somewhat natural. But for those who lean toward introversion, engaging in dialogue may be more difficult.
If you’re a reluctant evangelist, I have good news for you. We can all learn to be more effective witnesses for Christ.
In fact, I’m talking with Dr. Mike Bechtle on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Using Your Unique Personality to Share Your Faith” about this very subject.
His inner conflict about evangelism probably sounds familiar to you. On the one hand, as a follower of Jesus, he doesn’t want to be negligent or apathetic about sharing the Gospel. And yet, his own anxiety about witnessing to others is often a formidable obstacle.
Dr. Bechtle shares practical ideas that have helped him and introverts like him to share their faith with love and confidence. Listen to our full conversation on your local radio station, online, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, via Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app.
If you haven’t yet considered the claims of Christ yourself, you may be interested in a free online booklet we’ve written called, “Coming Home: An Invitation to Join God’s Family,” which explains what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Dr. Mike Bechtle is an author, speaker, and consultant. His book, Evangelism for the Rest of Us: Sharing Christ within Your Personality Style, is the basis of our conversation and is available for a gift of any amount to Focus on the Family. For more information, click here or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).