How Loving Your Neighbor Changes The World
We often think that leading someone to Christ is all about us saying the right things or doing the right things. Today my guests Dave and Jon Ferguson help us take the pressure off. Through their book B.L.E.S.S, these pastors/brothers invite us to really reach out to our neighbors by building friendships. Impacting those you know for Christ just might be easier than you think.
Dave and Jon share about why prayer is an important place to start, and why listening matters. They remind us that instead of trying to give all the answers how it’s important to allow our friends to draw their own conclusions. They share an amazing story about how being a “blesser” instead of a “converter” can really change a community in the long run. Finally, you’ll walk away with two simple ideas use B.L.E.S.S. to reach those around you. It all comes down to slowing down, listening to others, and investing in their lives. You’re going to love this conversation!
Who is Dave Ferguson?
Dave Ferguson is an award-winning author and lead pastor of Community Christian Church in Chicago. He also provides visionary leadership for the international church-planting movement NewThing and is the president of the Exponential Conference.
Who is Jon Ferguson?
As the co-founding pastor of Community Christian Church, Jon Ferguson serves as one of its lead teaching pastors and provides leadership in new ventures. Jon has also helped co-launch NewThing and serves on the board of directors for the Exponential Conference.
You can order B.L.E.S.S. HERE.
About the Book:
When you’ve been transformed by God’s love, you can’t help but want others to experience the same grace and freedom. But how do you share it without scaring them away or offending them? For most Christians, “evangelism” is an intimidating word that suggests handing out tracts to strangers or doing other awkward things.
But what if there was a more organic, more authentic way to share your faith with your friends, neighbors, and coworkers?
Dave and Jon Ferguson have found five simple, straightforward practices that will allow any believer to do just that. And by consistently living them out, you can affect not just individual lives but your entire neighborhood and community—one person at a time.
Walk It Out Scripture
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. John 13:34
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