For most of my life I have believed that Christians are supposed to spread the message of Jesus. However, my idea of what that took, always led me to believe it was best left to someone else.
When I thought about sharing the message of Jesus, the images that came to mind of how an evangelist present the gospel message was either:
- A well spoken person, with a wide knowledge of the Bible, in front of a large audience of people who were inspired by a great message.
- A person who finds a large gathering of people and shouts about the greatness of God, and warns them about how their sin will sentence them to Hell.
A Different Approach
These methods were just not my style. I needed something else that would help others know that I was a Christian, and would convince them to come ask me a question. I knew there had to be other Christians out there like me. That’s when I decided to start Tools for Christ– a website with a mission of: “Providing Christians with the tools to be witnesses of Jesus without the need to say a word.”
Christian shirts (when well-designed) are one of the best methods for this because they are seen by so many people and make for an easy conversation starter. First, the message on the shirt is an easy way for someone to understand what you believe, or get them interested. But, the shirts also provide the opportunity for someone who is curious about God, to approach you, knowing full-well that you are perfectly open to listen and answer their questions.
Mobile Christian Billboards
The other great part about Christian shirts is that the person reading your shirt never has to approach you to get the message on your shirt. No matter how curious people are about Jesus, they may never feel comfortable talking to someone.
But, because of the world we live in now, people can easily look up the Bible verse on your shirt, using their phones. This can then spark more curiosity. That simple act of wearing a shirt and going about your day could be the reason a person starts a relationship with God.