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How Do People Become Christians?

A book called Breaking the Huddle[1] describes “how [many] people journey toward Jesus naturally”.

They cross “thresholds” passing through several phases.

  1. To know and trust a Christian.
  2. Become curious about Christianity, Jesus or faith.
  3. Become open to change.
  4. Go from meandering to seeking
  5. Move from lost to saved (i.e., start to follow Jesus, make a decision for Jesus, invite Jesus into their heart, become a Christian, convert, show evidence of regeneration, be born again).
  6. Become a

Very few Christians describe themselves as an evangelist.

But any Christian can learn Relational Evangelism and help move people from one phase to the next.

You might be an evangelist and not realize it.

You might be able to sense what phase someone is in, and help him or her cross the next threshold.

Jesus took the Samaritan woman at the well through all five phases in one meeting. John 4: 1-26

And “Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony.” John 4:39.

[1] Don Everts, Doug Schaupp, Val Gordon, Breaking the Huddle, IVP Books, p. 15.. The authors gained much of their experience working with InterVarsity Christian Fellowships implementing the Alpha course in college Christian clubs

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