You have 100 times more influence on your friends than a stranger does! THE Cause Circle is a simple tool that will help you be more intentional about sharing Jesus’ message with your friends. It’s built around three simple priorities that Jesus lived out during His earthly ministry. These same priorities will help you effectively share your faith: Prayer. Care. Share.
Here’s how it works:
Prayer. It all starts with prayer! Jesus often took time away so He could be alone with His Father in prayer. He knew how important it was to talk to God about people, before He talked to people about God…and the same is true for us. When we start by praying for the people we are seeking to reach with the gospel, it prepares their hearts to hear the good news of Jesus.
Care. Jesus also modeled how important it is to care for people’s needs. Jesus often healed the sick, feed the hungry and helped the hurting. He cared for the whole person, not just their spiritual needs. In the same way, we must love those we are trying to reach. We do this by listening to them and caring for them. They are not projects, they’re people!
Share. After prayer and care, we must lovingly share the gospel message clearly and confidently. When we invite someone to put their faith in Christ, we are inviting them to make the biggest and best decision of their entire lives. A restored relationship with God is the absolute best news on the planet, so don’t be afraid to ask them to put their trust in Jesus!
If they say “no” or “not now,” continue the Prayer, Care, Share process. And if they say “yes,” celebrate! Then get them plugged into a good church, help them grow deeper in the faith and challenge them to begin their own Cause Circle of Prayer, Care, Share with their own friends.
For faith sharing tools and tips to help you reach your friends in your Cause Circle, get the free Life in 6 Words app here.
*Prayer, Care, Share is adapted from Mission America Coalition.