Turning every day situations into conversations with spiritual significance.
Evangelism’s highest value is listening to and cooperating with the Holy Spirit. Keep your eyes open daily for God-ordained opportunities.
Wearing this shirt is a great conversation starter. Wear it during the Christmas season and be ready to share what it means.
Share the I Am Second website with a friend. Perhaps you can watch the videos ahead of time so you know which ones to recommend for them.
We will be providing some McKinney Fellowship e-Cards right here very soon! Keep an eye out for them! To get notified (and to join the McFBC text list), send a text to number 40404 that reads: follow McFBC
Made by orphans in a village we support through missions, these have special significance: villageofhopeuganda.com. When you give this gift to someone, it will create an opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ as you explain the reason why you are supporting orphans at the Village of Hope Uganda.
Share the Good News of the Gospel. Here are some steps that might help you: Life with God
to receive via email a Christmas conversation starter for the day.
You’ll find a weekly devotion you can do with your family inside the church program on Sundays, Dec. 6-27.
How to start a family tradition
Family Christmas tradition ideas
5 great tradition ideas
5 more great tradition ideas
Check out this book on Creating Family Traditions
Create a tradition of Acts of Kindness (see also Christmas Acts of Kindness at the bottom of this page)
Exchange gifts that are very inexpensive, or that don’t come from a store. Pass down a family heirloom or keepsake, for example.
Gifts with spiritual significance can help bring Christ into Christmas. Use them also as conversation starters to share your faith.
Tips for giving spiritually meaningful gifts
Religious gift ideas
Bible verses related to giving gifts
Gift ideas from NYTimes.com
Consider giving Uganda Bead Necklaces as Gifts (this idea is posted above)
Have a birthday cake for Jesus on Christmas Day.
For a fun twist - make birthday cookies or cupcakes instead.
Display an indoor (or outdoor) nativity scene and use it as a starting point to tell the story of Christ on Christmas day to all present.
Celebrate the tradition of Advent by making your own Advent wreath or purchasing a complete kit from a Christian book store.
Make your own or purchase ornaments to give as gifts that can give you an open door to share Christ with your family.
Create an impromptu rendition of the nativity story at your family gathering. Enlist everyone to play a part and read excerpts from the Bible.
Invite family, friends, and co-workers to watch a Christmas movie and then have a quick impromptu discussion about the movie.
Check out a few of our suggested movies...
Recipe - Chocolate souffle - the ultimate movie dessert
Recipe - Ice cream sandwiches
Recipe - Movie theater popcorn (for a dessert-y twist, make it into caramel popcorn)
Recipe - Butter cookies
Recipe - Divinity
Be the light and wear your I Am Second shirt at your office party, friends’ parties, etc. Looking for suggestions on what to say when you are asked about the meaning of your shirt? Good! Because those are coming soon. Right here!
Why not make an intentional effort to invite people to the party who don’t attend church?
eVite - customize your invitation and organize your guest list and RSVP's
Organize and host a holiday office party (wear your I Am Second shirt!).
Look for those who are depressed and share a word of encouragement in Christ’s name. Listen genuinely and sympathetically to those going through a difficult time during this season.
When you ask this question, it’s an easy way to get a conversation going with someone you rarely see that may lead to talking about Christ. If they return the question, you will be able to explain what Christmas means to you.
Add a signature to your e-mail that expresses the true meaning of Christmas. Right-mouse click and Save As to your desktop.
Make a list of three social contacts that you know. Pray for them daily and think of individual ways to share Christ with them this Christmas.
Create opportunities to introduce people to Jesus by demonstrating God’s love through acts of service with no strings attached. Here is a list of ideas you can use with anyone you may encounter. Just make sure you tell them that you are doing this in the name of Jesus.