Gas Stations and Grocery Stores Can Never Be the Same

The Apostle Paul is often cited as the greatest missionary in history. He was beaten, stoned, shipwrecked, flogged, imprisoned, and executed for the sake of the gospel. Perhaps, many in your church think that Paul’s circumstances demanded this radical way of living, but not their own. Currently, there are no pagan locals threatening to physically harm them. There are no government officials looking to toss them to hungry lions for sport. No thankfully, their mission field is much easier because of the sacrifice of those that have gone before.

Yes, fears have changed since Paul’s day. Now we fear not knowing where to minister, not having a starting point, not having enough time and not knowing the answers to the questions. As long as these fears continue to pervade our Christian brothers and sisters the clock rolls back and we could soon find ourselves back in the cages and suffer the same torture the early church did. Things must change! And they have with invitation cards.

One of the greatest fields to harvest of our day is at the gas station pumps and the grocery stores. Not just the clerks, but regular people who are pumping gas or in line waiting to be checked out. Please train you church members to say to the stranger next to them, “I’d like to invite you to my church and to point you to for video answers to life’s hard questions! God bless!” This simple exchange gives the recipient a pathway to the truth on or to your church. A deep and moving conversation could also begin and immediate conversion can happen. Either way, this allows the people to feel special and loved like Jesus wants them to. And of course, if the card is ever rejected the next person could take one a second later and become a Christian.

As Jesus said in John 4:35, “Don't you have a saying, 'It's still four months until harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.”