Thursday, January 10, 2008

Who Have You Hugged Today?

So Shannon & I got into this discussion this morning about whether door-to-door evangelism is a generational thing or not. For several decades one of the most emphasized evangelism techniques was to either go door-to-door or at least find a stranger to share a tract with them. Interestingly enough, that widespread emphasis also came at a time when door-to-door sales were a popular and successful strategy in the business world. Now, however, most people won't even open the door to a salesman, and why would you when you can buy whatever you want on ebay and have it sent to your door?

So does that mean that door-to-door evangelism is also an outdated ministry approach? And if so, what does evangelism look like for this generation? Is it via the internet? Does it need to be more relational? Do we need to go to public places and offer love and acceptance like the "Free Hugs" guy? I want to hear your thoughts on this matter.

1 comment:

Brittany said...

I would have given him a hug. I think people just want to be with other people!! lol

Even if you don't know them at all you should show even strangers love. It is very hard for me and millions of others but if everyone did this, it would be a step in the right direction...