So you come to the end of your evangelistic course, and you make it clear that there’s a decision to be make. Yes or no, life or death, Christ or an idol. It’s a clear choice.
To the people who want to decide for Christ you have a warm welcome, some books to recommend, maybe a small group ready.
For the people who don’t, you have… What, exactly? ‘Depart from me ye cursed into the everlasting fire’?
Maybe, just maybe, we need to have some more options on the table, for people who aren’t ready to say Yes’, but don’t want to say ‘No’.
What about another course, ready and waiting, on one of the other gospels?
Or, how about a short series on the objections people might have?
Or, how about a short series on just one of those questions.
If you haven’t seen it, I recommend ‘Seeker Small Groups’, by Gary Poole (Zondervan)
But as you begin to plan the run up to Christmas, or even the new year, think of putting something in for the maybe’s.