Identify ONE person in your life who is far from God and intentionally pursue that person with the hope of the Gospel by praying, investing, and inviting.
Take a moment and identify one person in your life who either doesn’t have a relationship with Jesus or is disengaged with the local church. This person should be someone you see regularly (Example: Choose your friend in Charlotte over your friend in Seattle). Consider your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, classmates, etc. Once you identify this person, write their name down on a post-it or note card.
Once you identify who this person is, commit to doing three things:
We will ask God to make our ONE aware of Christ’s love and their need for Him (2 Cor. 4:4; Matt.13:15) and to give them the faith to repent and believe (Acts 20:21; Romans 10:9-10). We will also ask that God allows us to share the Gospel with them.
Our hope is to build a relationship where we can share Christ’s love with our ONE (1 Cor. 9:19-23). As we invest in our relationship with our ONE, we build trust, which creates more opportunities to share the Gospel.
The ideal would be to share your faith and invite your ONE to enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. When he or she isn’t there yet, I will invite them to a place where I know they'll be engaged with the Gospel (i.e. a Sunday morning service).
IMPORTANT: Your ONE is a person, not a project. The goal here is to set our minds and actions toward intentionality.