Westshore Christian Church
Engaging in Spiritual Conversations
Join us as we look at how outreach can become a natural and organic overflow of our life with Christ. What we cover in this series will help us put feet to our vision to be a vibrant, transforming community where we love God, love people, and serve that all may know Jesus! We have been given great news. Let’s learn how to live it and share it with those around us!
Locations & Times
  • Westshore Christian Church
    3062 120th Ave, Holland, MI 49424, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
Our Vision
We seek to be a vibrant, transforming community where we love God, love people and serve that all may know Jesus.
Engaging in Spiritual Conversations.

“Spiritual conversations don’t have to be forced and uncomfortable. They can be a natural part of our lives. God wants our faith to overflow in to our daily interactions in organic ways. If our faith is real, it will be part of our ordinary conversations”

–Kevin Harney: Organic Outreach for Ordinary People
Engaging in Organic Conversations
•People are at different levels when it comes to spirituality and faith in God through Jesus
•Spiritual conversations can and should take place at every point on the continuum
•Sharing our Pain and Brokenness
Sharing Uncertainty

God Questions to Ask
1. What are some joys you are experiencing in this season of your life?
2. What challenges and struggles are you facing?
3. What is your personal history when it comes to faith and God?
4. What do you believe about God?
5. What is your perception of Christians? (or of Christianity? or of the Christian Church?)
Truck-sized Openings
1. When someone asks you, “Hey, what did you do this weekend?”
2. When you are talking with a friend and sharing a struggle or hurt in your life
3. When you are experiencing a time of blessing, joy, or celebration
4. When you are viewing the power and beauty of creation
So What? Organic Activities

Prepare to Share
•Identify one or more elements from today’s worship service that you might share with a nonbelieving friend.
-Encounter with God in worship
-Lesson learned from sermon
-Connection you made with one of God’s people
So What? Organic Activities

Ask Questions
•Pick one of the 5 questions
•Pray for an opportunity to ask it
•Take time to really listen to the person
•Listen to the Holy Spirit and walk through any open doors
Prayer Direction

Jesus, You are the living Word of God. You have given us the Bible so we have Your written Word. Please help me when I speak with my nonbelieving friends. Give me the right words. Sometimes I don’t know what to say, and other times I get nervous that I will say the wrong thing. But I want to talk freely about You, my faith, and all You mean to me. I want others to know You are real. Help me to love You so deeply that Your goodness comes up naturally in my conversations.
By your Holy Spirit, anoint my lips so I can have many conversations that will help people see You more clearly and want to know You personally.

–Kevin Harney: Organic Outreach for Ordinary People