Our encounters with Christ almost never occur in a vacuum; they almost always involve some person—maybe a friend, a family member, a mentor, a teacher, an author—who inspires us first to see God and then to take a chance on God. In many ways, our stories of encounters with Christ are really stories about our relationships
You are or will be in someone else’s encounter story. Someone someday is going to share the story about how they met Jesus and experienced a transformation in life thanks in part to a relationship with you. You and I have the power and responsibility to guide people on a path toward an intimate and ongoing encounter with Christ. He has called us to be his witnesses, and we answer by simply entering into a relationship with others and sharing our relationship with God.
This chapter is focused on our ability to minister to individual people and develop an authentic relationship with them that is anchored in a love of Christ. Getting better at one-on-one evangelization is simply about developing our ability to love.