Engage personally by starting a conversation. Personal engaging requires talking with someone. It includes beginning a dialogue. It involves verbal interaction. It's the initial step in building a relationship, which is the starting point for creating a friendship.
Engage intentionally by planning a specific time for witnessing. Intentional engaging requires purposefully scheduling time to talk with others about Jesus Christ. It's a deliberate effort to witness about the Lord. On campus, it's often best done in pairs. One guy and one girl. That way if a girl expresses interest in knowing more the guy can peel out and leave the girls to continue by themselves. If a guy wants to know more, the girl can leave the two guys to move forward by themselves.
Engage randomly by responding to a God ordained opportunity for witnessing. Random engaging appears to be spontaneous and unplanned. However, it's really a providentially orchestrated meeting between two people willing to engage in conversation. It's a sovereignly arranged encounter between one person willing to be known and another wanting to make Him known. It takes place anywhere, with anyone, at anytime. It doesn't rely on hand held tools. Instead, it uses the FORM/FRAM conversation from memory. It most likely involves interacting with someone you don't presently know. Unknown relationships are the most fruitful encounters. The harvest is ripe. God is at work in people's lives causing them to want to know more about Him. He just needs someone willing to discover who they are. I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd. John 10:16 NLT
Jesus never dealt with any two people the same way, but he engaged in a dialogue with each of them. — Greg Laurie
Inform by telling people about the life Jesus offers.
Inform universally by using John 3:16 and adding the following statement: "God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NIV "God loves you. He sacrificed his Son for you. He can change your life. He changed mine and he can do the same for you." — James MacDonald.
Inform personally by sharing your journey. As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard. Acts 4:20 NLT. What three words describe your journey from unbelief to today? Use those three words as an outline for what you share.
Inform relationally by listening for what my friend Logan calls, "gospel nuggets" that surface during conversation. These are words that relate to the life Jesus offers. Words like, love, joy, hope, peace, power and purpose. Enfold those words into letting someone know about the life Jesus offers.
Invite with the "Do you want to know more?" question. The gospel is not complete without an invitation. Inviting is as easy as asking, "Would you like to know more?" As Rick Warren says, "You don't have to pull hard if the fruit is ripe." If they say "yes" move to Teach. If they say "No" thank them for their time. Focus on loving them and praying for them is they are people with whom you have an ongoing relationship. Studies show that people need seven different encounters with the gospel before they understand enough to respond positively. It is up to us to leave people in such a way that they are receptive to their next encounter.