You have peace in your life because you have accepted God’s gift of salvation. You feel great! However, as you look around the people in your life and see their stress, sadness, and struggles, you wish they can have this peace in their lives too. You want to share this gift with them, but you do not know to approach it. If you want some suggestions on soul winning methods, read on.
First, keep in mind that when you talk about soul winning, it is not entirely based on your own efforts. It is about you allowing God to work through you to deliver this message. The power lies with God. So, before you try to talk to someone, remember to pray about it first. Ask God to help you be his humble messenger and pray for the soul of the other person.
A good time to talk to someone is when the person needs support in some areas of their life. As God’s servant, you are there to offer this support. So, find an opportunity to ask them what their needs are. Allow the person to talk and unload what is on their mind. Listen actively without judgement. By actively listening, you are forming a connection with this person and gaining their trust. This is an important first step. Don’t be too quick to offer advice until you fully understand their problem.
Once you have an understanding of what the person is going through, acknowledge their feelings and their struggles. Show compassion. If you have the knowledge and resources to help them, offer that. If you don’t, that is still okay. When the person sees compassion in you, this goes a long way. At this point, you can mention how God has given you peace in your life when you accepted salvation. Tell them how you had placed your burdens into His hands, and that you would like them to join you in a prayer to ask God to grant them this peace as well. Through you, the person will see God’s grace.
Do not get discouraged if the person does not accept God into their lives right away. It can be a slow process as God’s message works in their hearts. Your role is to continue to offer your support and let them God work through you. Help them with physical needs if you can. Your actions can send a powerful message.
When there’s a chance, invite them to church outreach functions. Let them see the community that God’s love has created.
Remember them in your prayers daily. Do not forget that you are not in control of whether or not the individual accepts God’s salvation. If they resist your message, it is not because you did anything wrong. You are the only messenger who delivers the message. God will work on their hearts.
These are some soul winning methods that you can consider. Be patient because it might take some time for the person to see the light. Continue to offer your support and let God do His work through you in winning them over.