So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. –John 13:12-14
When we went to clean dorms this past Thursday I offered Books of John to the individuals as we left. More then half of the individuals asked for them and said they would actually read it this upcoming week. As we left a young lady’s room that we had cleaned , her roommate walked in staring at me awkwardly. “Oh, it’s cool. They cleaned our room. They said they did it because they love Jesus…or something.” The other roommate said to her friend. “What? Really? So they are Christians? I thought Christians were crazy!” She said in response(unaware that I could hear her, haha). This is not, however an uncommon response. So naturally we believe servant evangelism is vitally important and can really change someones misconceptions on who and what Christians represent.
Servant evangelism is a simple, straightforward approach to sharing God’s love in practical ways.
If there is a local college/university near you I would strongly recommend this type of evangelism outreach. It is very” high grace, low risk.” Meaning, most people will feel served and loved. It would be entirely rare for a person to feel threatened or attacked in any way. It is also pretty common for the street evangelist to have a pretty bad rep. If you are one you may hear people say, “you should be helping, or serving people! What have you done for the homeless,etc.,” They are right, we ought to do both. Serve people by doing their practically and genuinely…by dirty work for example, and serve people by sharing them the truths of the bible.
“ just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28
If you have other servant evangelism suggestions or ideas, please feel free to post your comments:) Thank you and God Bless. -Emily