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Zondervan Workplace Grace: Becoming A Spiritual Influence At Work, Participant's Guide

The people in your group spend hours every day in the most high-impact mission field in the world: their workplaces. A place where they are regularly in touch with people facing significant life questions. But to have an impact, they need a perspective that's different from anything they've ever heard or read about evangelism. Real evangelism is a process.

It's organic---more like farming than selling. In six thought-provoking and empowering sessions, Workplace Grace walks your group through a proven approach to evangelism that respects the unique relationships they have with their coworkers, clients, or customers.

They will learn easy-to-implement ways to:

  • Create curiosity about faith and stimulate spiritual interest
  • Recognize spiritual hunger and open doors
  • Cultivate common ground with non-Christians
  • Tell their personal faith stories invitingly
  • Practice 'less is more' to share their faith in a nonthreatening way
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Date:August 19, 2010
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So how do we deliver grace to our workplaces? Well, the answer is not found in most of the prototypical evangelism texts. While this book has similarities to others it offers some unique pieces directly suited for workplace and other settings as well.First, it speaks about lifestyle. This is pretty common in evangelism texts, but what is unique is the next step in this book. Workplace Grace develops the idea of faith flags, little statements you can naturally insert into conversations that express faith and can elicit questions. They move on to discuss faith stories, not the long witness yet, but short stories that show how an element of faith impacts your life in relation to where the conversation is at. Another key to the book is its discussion of teamwork. Many text speak of the importance of multiple people witnessing, but this book really helps a person understand this in the workplace setting. It recommends that we develop a network of Chrsitian coworkers, bosses, customers, suppliers, pastors, etc, all of whom we feel we can reference a person weve begun the conversation to. This recognizes the importance of many influences and also the very real press of time in a workplace. This is whats covered in chapters 1-7 and I feel they add the most to the discussion of evangelism. What follows in the second half are chapters devoted to important elements of evangelism- creating opportunities for evangelism by maintaining contact with unbelievers, walking through open doors by listening and asking questions, developing your story, the Gospel presentation, answering objections. These chapters are basically solid (though sometimes they do fall into the trap of being overly systematic and decision-oriented), but much of whats in these can be found in other texts.
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