I'm really happy to bring Kevin Greeson to you today. As Ramadan 2015 approaches, I think you'll find that our time together was surprisingly appropriate.
Kevin knows a lot about movements among Muslims, starting movements the way Jesus did, and how to get from “hello” to a conversation about the Gospel.
I do want to let you know up-front that this interview was not our typical format. We spent a little time getting to know about Kevin but most of our time on understanding the simple framework for how to get from “hello” to a meaningful conversation about the Gospel. And we touched on the one thing that may be the most effective bridge in every situation.
There are a number of resources in the show notes that I'm sure you'll want to check out.
Life in Ministry
Kevin is a missionary of 21 years. While he's originally from Corpus Christie, Texas, he's spent years working among the Hindus in South Asia. And, more recently, with Muslims.
At a time when he was frustrated and about to quit, he heard of a local movement and one question that changed everything.
About the Framework
The framework that Kevin is discussing is designed to be simple and quick. It's designed to bridge from the culture and mindset of someone from another culture to a discussion about Jesus.
As we talked, Kevin discussed:
- Why we may want to use a short presentation of the Gospel
- How to get to the bridge
- How to get off the bridge
- Hello (in a way guaranteed to put a smile on their faces)
- The “Bridge” question
- One Verse, One Story
- “Do you want God's gift for you?”
I used to think that my job is to convert people. Through the years, it's become clearer that I'm supposed to find something happening rather than make it happen. When you use these presentations, they launch us into more and more conversations. It leads us to people in whom the Holy Spirit is working.
I have to talk to as many people as I can to find the people God is working in.
Grab the Resources
- Getting to Gospel Resource Page
- Hinduism – Guide, Resources
- Islam – Guide, Resources
- Sikhism – Guide, Resources
- Buddhism – Guide, Resources
- Mobile Phone Resources
- Share Your Faith App
- Life Conversation Guide – iPhone, iPad, Android
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