(Post originally from BCM co-director, Becky Rosty’s blog: www.campfiregrace.com)
While the day of Engage 24 in 2015 may be over, the spirit of Engage 24 can endure. The point of this initiative is not to check off a yearly gospel sharing opportunity. The point of Engage 24 is to be a kick off to gospelize each of our lives, and equip and excite us to share our blessed faith more often.
“Everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.”” 2 Corinthians 5:18, 20
While I believe we should always be searching actively for the opportunity to join Gods work of reconciliation, I also understand our humanity and penchant for busyness. If we don’t establish a sense of intentionality into our days, our hectic schedules can often blind us to the needs of the lost. So, I have listed 4 ways to help us maintain an evangelistic awareness all year long!
1. Keep your engage 24 shirt, (ours say “tell me your story”) an active participant in your regular wardrobe.
2. Go on engage 24 “dates”. Jesus sent His disciples two by two. Follow his command by having engage “dates” with your Christian friends. Start by sharing the gospel to each other over coffee or dinner. Unpack how the gospel specifically impacts one another’s lives.
Then grab soularium and head to the mall. Or use a jar of quarters to buy laundry time for strangers at your local laundromat. Visit the homeless in your area or a local shelter with care packages. Your kindness may open a door for a stranger to ask about the hope that is in you (1 Peter 3:15). If not, you get to spend time with a friend (or special someone) of the family of God.
3. Establish a regular “engage 24” day in your routine.
Set a side one day every month to prayerful engage your community (the 15th of every month, maybe?).
Level up to once a week! (like every Thursday). Add in a regular “monk” day as well. Ask you community group to join you.
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