If we want to reach the culture around us with the good news of Jesus, we must first understand that culture and the motivations of those who live in it. Author Trevin Wax joins the podcast to explain how we as ministry wives can learn about the specific culture around us, enabling us to connect with and draw others to Christ.
- As you get to know someone, ask deeper questions that help you understand how they narrate their life, where their desires lie, and what drives their anxiety.
- We must be reaching into the culture while building a strong culture within our homes and churches to invite others into.
- We are all leaders; we have all been given a sphere of influence. Determine what your sphere is and be intentional with how you cultivate it.
“Sometimes we think of culture as something out there that we are to engage with. But we don’t recognize that we are to make and create culture in our own families and churches. That in itself is a really powerful way of demonstrating the beauty of the gospel for people to see.”
“Start with observations, and then move forward over time to the bigger life story questions. It may be on the surface at the beginning, but the more you talk with someone, the more you’ll have opportunities to be able to see how they plot the trajectory of their life and that’s really where you have the openings for gospel conversations.”
“If you are in the church and you’re listening to this podcast, you are a leader in your church and you need to lean into that and recognize that God has given you a sphere of influence.”
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