Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. (Mark 16:15-16)
As Christians, we are called to spread the word of God – even at work. If the idea of evangelizing to coworkers gives you a nervous stomach, you’re not alone. For many of us, the idea of talking about Jesus to people outside of our “inner circle” feels awkward. But it doesn’t have to. Here are some ways to ease into evangelism at work:
At all times, speak with respect and love.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (Ephesians 4:29) The things that come out of your mouth have the opportunity to build the faith, or turn people away. If you want to draw people closer to God’s word, make sure the words coming out of you mouth are supportive, positive and loving.
Do everything “to the glory of God.”
It matters to God how we work. In everything we do, we are to be diligent, dependable, humble and gracious. Offer to help. Be on time. Mange your time well. Give people your full attention. Say thanks. Be a person who lights up the room when you walk in, rather than one who lights up the room when they walk out.
Join or start a prayer group.
According to Business Week, a spiritual revival is sweeping across Corporate America. Executives are involved in prayer breakfasts, employees at all levels are meeting over lunch for Bible study. In fact, it’s estimated that there are more than 10,000 prayer groups meeting regularly in companies around the country. If you’d like to start a prayer group at work, here are some great tips on how to do from the Luke 18 Project.
As a student at SAU, you’re not only learning skills for your career, you’re being equipped to operate in business according to biblical principles. This includes skills that will guide you to take a stand for Christ at work. God bless you on your journey.