Chaney was fresh out of college, living in a city hundreds of miles from home with no friends. That is with no friends yet.
On her first day at her new job, she met Melinda and a friendship was born. What Chaney didn’t know is that friendship is Melinda’s way of doing missions.
An invitation to lunch led to a Saturday night movie, and then, “Would you like to go to church with me tomorrow morning?” Melinda asked. How could Chaney say no? A few months later, Chaney accepted Christ and joined a new believers’ class.
Melinda practices friendship missions as a natural way of sharing her faith and seeing the harvest of simply offering friendship.
Here are a few questions or concerns you might have about friendship missions:
Is it kind of sneaky to make a friend with the idea of bringing him or her to Jesus?
No. After all, the best thing you can do for any friend is to introduce him or her to Jesus, so what is underhanded about that?
I’m not a very outgoing person, so I wouldn’t be good at this.
Just be a friend and invite someone to church. Then be prepared to discuss what happened.