Street Evangelism is difficult. The idea of walking up to a complete stranger and discussing Jesus is intimidating. I’ve tried it and have to admit that its uncomfortable and you’re always opening yourself up for a personal attack by someone who simply refuses to believe. But how inspiring it is to see a group so dedicated to Christ and his message that they willingly, obediently, and boldly spread the word in the hardened streets of New York City.
Jews for Jesus opened up their doors to a documentary crew last summer to give the world a peek at what radical street evangalism looks like and it’s incredible. How great is it to see all the energy being poured into spreading the word.
Watch the trailer….
Awakening follows the New York Jews for Jesus summer witnessing campaign. The team hits the streets of New York, the city that never sleeps with its people who are very opinionated, to talk about Christ.
The campaign theme is “Who is He?” and the team goes to great lengths to reach people however they can wherever they can.
Their methods range from wearing t-shirts that say “Who is He?” on the front with a QR code on the back that takes you to a video that talks about Christ to a Tuesday night lecture series for the curious that want the opportunity to learn and ask questions. Instead of the usual tracts, they designed tracts that are both punchy and creative – designed to catch the incredibly short attention spans of people living in the big city.
If you’re looking for inspiration, want to find out more about radical street evangelism, or just curious what Jews for Jesus is all about, watch Awakening – see how Christ is moving through the streets of New York
“if you can read a hardened New Yorker… then you can reach anyone, anywhere!”
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