ASK THE PASTOR
I have a good question. What are your thoughts about witnessing in the work force?
Short answer – Do it because God said to. Regardless of the push back you might get.
Expanding on the answer – How you do this is important. I am not convinced that one should be confrontational in their witness style at all times. There is a time and place for that. What confrontational evangelism means is you step up and confront them in their lostness, doing what you can to show them they are a sinner in need of a Savior. A good example of such a strategy is “The Way of the Master” by Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron. I would not recommend such a strategy in the workplace.
I would suggest the Christian employee thinks f the following in their effort to witness at work.
1. If you get fired, you will no longer be there to be a witness
2. If you remain silent, then you are not being a witness
3. Do all you can to let those you work with know you are a Christian
4. Make sure you live up to the Christian values scripture teaches so they see Christ in you
Avoid ungodly things
Speak with grace and love
Let those you see hurting know you are praying for them – follow up also
Be so joyful in Christ that others want to know why you can be that way when the world is falling apart
Ask the employee, when time is right, if you can talk with them (after work, during lunch, over coffee) – follow up also
I worked at Lowe's after returning from Dubai (my COVID job). It is filled with co-workers who need to hear the gospel. Yeah, I could have been gung-ho and been ineffective or I could have built bridges that can be crossed on a later time or day. Those I worked with came to respect me and my consistent walk with Christ. I had and continue to have contact with these people. I continue to pray for them. I chatted this morning on Messenger with one of the men I came to call a dear friend.
Michael, these are my thoughts. You must remember, that God does not put you anywhere He does not want you to noticeably take Him with you and share Him with others.
MATTHEW 5:14-16 --- 14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.