I am talking through witnessing with my Young Adult’s class. I am giving them a series of challenges each week and then we are talking about how those challenges went. What was effective, what wasn’t, and why? I am more interested is teaching a lifestyle of living the Gospel. A life of prayer for the lost and action on that prayer.
This week the challenge revolves around Gospel tracts. Everyone was given 3 sets of two different tracts. They were challenged to leave one set in two different locations or complete a hand off to a total stranger with the tract in some way with no follow through. I feel that most people handle tracts like that. Every tract I’ve ever been given has been someone I’ve never met handing my some folded bit of paper as they walk away. This is exactly why I don’t like tracts.
They were also challenged to go through the remaining tracts with people. One set with two people they have a pretty good relationship with. Possibly family, friend, coworker … the kind of person you might talk to on a regular basis. The other set with two people that they don’t really know well. Could be a stranger or could be someone they have a very superficial relationship with.
I think in the right circumstance a tract can be used as a tool for witnessing. I don’t think it is the all to end all of witnessing but I am very interested the conversations on how this went for everyone.
Have you been given a tract? How did that go? Have you handed out tracts? What was your method. Have you ever been involved in a situation where a tract helped lead someone to Christ?