In politics, different government officials fulfill different roles. Presidents and prime ministers act as the head of state. Finance ministers draw up a budget for government income and expenditure.
Ambassadors have a very significant role. They represent the country in a foreign land. While a president may be the head of a nation, meeting with heads of other nations, an ambassador is the representative of that nation in a foreign country.
The Bible calls us ambassadors of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20). This means that, while He intercedes before the Father for us (Romans 8:34), we represent Him, bringing the kingdom of God to those around us who do not know Him yet.
When we become Christians, we take on the responsibility of sharing the good news with others. This should be our primary focus and personal joy. As followers of Christ, we ought to be consumed with a zeal for thinking up new ways to share the Gospel.
Disseminate the True Gospel
The central message of the Gospel is that Jesus Christ came to earth to rescue sinners. Our role is to help others find their way to Christ. We cannot lead people to make the right choice; we can only point them in the right direction and, with hearts filled with love for them, try and convince them why Christ is the answer to their deepest hunger and emptiness.
A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way
Jesus says that His burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30). This means that we don’t need to exhaust ourselves to the point of burnout trying to find the right way to evangelize. Simply reaching out to others, telling them that God loves them and sacrificed everything for them, is a great start. The Bible and involvement in a Spirit-led church and community are also vital as people navigate the nuances of their faith.
Negative experiences with Christians are a significant factor in many people abandoning their faith. When discussing matters of faith, it’s best to do it with an open mind and a kind heart.
If you approach others with kindness and the desire to share your beliefs, you could find that they are more receptive.
The Importance of Everyday Conversations
Sharing your beliefs openly and honestly in everyday situations is vital. There’s no need for a manual or blueprint for sharing the Gospel. The question, “Can I talk to you about Jesus?” can be an icebreaker.
Don’t assume anything about someone who avoids conversation with you. You can’t pressure someone to talk to you by raising your voice or trying to force them to.
Establishing credibility with others is essential before they open up to you meaningfully. Your patience will be rewarded.
Integrity is Recognized and Esteemed
Preaching to others is where some believers’ true colors start to show. They become “spiritual” and never question anything, worry about anything, or commit sins.
A person with such a high level of spirituality apparently cannot accept that they have a lot to learn about the perspectives of those who are not like themselves.
Sadly, not enough Christians today dare to tell it like it is. Some people are fearful that others will judge them negatively if they tell the truth.
Honesty is generally regarded as admirable. Christians gain more credibility when they stop seeing individuals as numbers or “sinners” and start treating them as whole beings.
What You Know Is What You Can Share
As you grow in your own faith, take time to consider how you can share the exciting things you discover with others. A vast majority of Christians have not put enough thought into their faith. If you read the Bible, pray, and learn about Christianity, you’ll realize that you, too, have a lot to say about God and the Good News.
Persevere and Think about the Long Term
An evangelist’s message should constantly focus on God’s grace and love, which resulted in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. Christians need to remember that evangelism is not a one-and-done job. Trust that God will rescue those you care about as you try to convince them that Jesus is the way.
It may be highly satisfying to serve as an ambassador for Jesus and share His Good News with people. Remember that you are a representative of Jesus Christ and His message. Sharing your faith with others, engaging in missionary activity, and living a life that exemplifies Jesus’ teachings are all effective ways to further the spread of the Gospel.
Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near to reach least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet, Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups.
We live in a time when many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and practical training and coaching strategy, believers share the Gospel in their nations and cultures.
Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!
Good news has to be shared! An engagement, a new job, a grandchild on the way, a cancer-free report from the doctor, and so much more—we just have to tell others about it.
We see this every day as Global Disciples—those we equip around the world are sharing the Good News of Jesus with least-reached people. As they report on the amazing ways God is moving to reach people, it’s good news we have to pass along to you!
Did you know you can also help share the Good News? By becoming an advocate with Global Disciples you can play your part in Jesus’ Great Commission to least-reached people.
Advocates are simply people who speak or act on behalf of another person. An advocate for Global Disciples is someone who talks about us, shares our stories, and introduces our mission to people who aren’t yet connected to us.
When you get excited about what God is doing through Global Disciples, don’t keep it to yourself. Take a few minutes to talk about it with a friend or pastor, a local business person, or someone in your circle of influence. Help them learn more and perhaps connect with one of our team.
You don’t have to do it alone. In several parts of Canada, advocates are working together to raise awareness and develop support for Global Disciples Canada. We can work with you, answering questions and providing resources, to build relationships and connections.
These are a few suggestions; look for ways to creatively make the most of opportunities as an advocate.
- Join our Monthly Prayer Letter and pray for least-reached people.
- Share or repost a story, blog post, or social update.
- Forward a copy of our Global Disciples Annual Report to a friend.
- Present the vision and mission of reaching least-reached people with a Bible study or missions team at church. Our video Within Reach can be a useful tool for this.
- Gather friends and host an evening of coffee and dessert to promote Global Disciples in your community.
- Suggest our book, Ordinary Disciples, Extraordinary Influence, for a Sunday school class or small group study.
You’ll find tools you can use at globaldisciples.ca/join-the-misson/advocate or contact our team at email@example.com to talk about becoming a Global Disciples Advocate.
Advocates are highly valued strategic partners, building connections between Global Disciples and people who share our passion for reaching the least-reached with the Good News of Jesus.
Don’t keep the Good News to yourself! Become an advocate—it’s an extraordinary way to influence others and invite them to participate in what God is doing in the world today!
Global Disciples Canada is a Christian missions organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!