10 Excuses to Avoid Door Knocking for Jesus

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At somepoint, your church may want to try its hand at Evangelism. This may well involve knocking on doors in the local area to ask the victim householder what they think about God. Whilst randomly knocking on peoples doors may sound like an odd exercise, some churches have found this is a highly successful way of winning souls for Christ.

If knocking on doors doesn’t sound like something you’re interested in, you may need an excuse for when someone comes and tries to get you involved. Here are our 10 Excuses to Avoid Door Knocking for Jesus:

  1. “I actually hate all people. So therefore knocking on people’s doors, will just introduce me to more people I hate, and I’ve heard hate may be a bad thing. Personally, I quite like it.”
  2. “I’m actually coming down with the Black Death.”
  3. “Missing (what ever TV Show is on) will be bad enough, I can’t BELIEVE you’re asking me to stop other people from watching it.”
  4. “I’m worried I’ll accidentally chat someone up. I thought ‘flirt to convert’ was bad?” *wink*
  5. “I’ve broken my ankle. I couldn’t possibly sensibly walk the streets around here…” Proceed to walk away with out a problem.
  6. “Multiple people have accused me of being overly friendly, I’m worried I’ll spend the whole evening trying to get the first person I see to love me”. Make sure you hug the person asking you before you leave. A big long hug – no Christian side hug or anything like that.
  7. “Më vjen keq unë nuk e kuptoj anglisht”*
  8. “I’m Sorry, I’m allergic to doors”.
  9. “Sorry. That’s my pub night”.
  10. “I don’t know my shifts for that week yet, but I’ll let you know when I do” Ensure you send your boss an email to make sure you are working that evening.

*From <https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=I’m+Sorry+I+don’t+understand+English+in+Albanian&spell=1>

Any more out there?

Lessons in Evangelism: Dont Slag People Off

Our next lesson in Evangelism is simple.

Dont wind people up, like this chap was accused of doing…

Preacher cleared over harassment
Philip Howard

Mr Howard is a well-known figure on Oxford Street

A street preacher accused of harassing a passer-by by shouting “You are going to burn in hell” has been cleared.Philip Howard, 51, denied shouting abuse through a megaphone on Oxford Street, London, last September .

Magistrates heard he launched a “diatribe of abuse” at Stanislaw Was. They said he “probably” made the remarks but could not be certain.

Outside court, Mr Howard said: “This proves once and for all that Satan won’t win.”

‘Saggy’ sinner

Horseferry Road magistrates were told the trouble started when Mr Was asked Mr Howard to turn his loud speaker volume down.

The court heard Mr Howard then leaned towards Mr Was and shouted: “Your hair’s going grey, your skin’s sagging and that’s because you’re a sinner. You are going to burn in hell.”

BBC News

Do you know any street preachers that dont annoy people?