I always faced with a dilemma in my life when we try to win souls whether its in church or youth ministry or any other ministries we are involved with to build a Christ culture.

We can approach in forming disciples or followers of Christ in two ways. The first approach is the radical way of  giving Jesus to everyone who come, we dont focus on any other thing other than giving Jesus to a person which is quite seen in many eastern culture of the world. The other approach is the giving of Gospel in a way that is accustomed to the culture so would be trying to be part of them and inculcate Christ culture into it which is quite common in western culture.

The first approach generally focuses on people who are only focussed on Christ and radical converts and other side of people who focuses on Gospel but take an approach to the other sides of the world. St Paul who is the master of evangelization focused on both ways in order to give Jesus. First way is quite approachable for people who really like to led by the spirit of God, second way would be suitable for the beginners to come into the ministry which says adding a salt into the conversation. “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone” – Col 4:6.

I would say as I started walking in the spirit of God, I love the first approach, but i need to be in the second approach when I try to think evangelize. St Paul says in 1 Cor 9:19-23 “Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.”

In order to become Christ culture, we need to think in what St Paul says so that we see Jesus walking through everyone.