Tim Keller’s Evangelism Tips

At a conference this year, Tim Keller gave a talk on how to get lay people involved in evangelism. Keller advises that you start with 1-4, move to 5-7, and then if people are still interested, move on to 8-10. But, the only way to get people to 8-10 is to put a lot of work into steps 1-4. This is some of the most practical and helpful advice that I’ve come across. (HT: Salternite)

Here they are:

  1. Let people around you know you are a Christian (in a natural, unforced way)
  2. Ask friends about their faith – and just listen!
  3. Listen to your friends problems – maybe offer to pray for them
  4. Share your problems with others – testify to how your faith helps you
  5. Give them a book to read
  6. Share your story
  7. Answer objections and questions
  8. Invite them to a church event
  9. Offer to read the Bible with them
  10. Take them to an explore course

Is there anything that you’d add to or take away from Keller’s list?