Christian evangelism t-shirts, or otherwise known as “evangelism aids for the introvert.” Do you have friends that seem to run into opportunities to talk about Jesus every time they turn around? Do you feel like you have studied, prayed, and have a testimony of what God has done for you but aren’t sure how those conversations begin?
If you feel God’s call on your heart to spread the message of the Kingdom of God, you don’t have to be a pastor, a missionary, or work for a church to do so. If Jesus lives in your heart, you are to be his light and spread it to those around you. Like Peter, we are to be “fishers of men.”
T-Shirts: the New Billboard for Evangelism
T-shirts are one of those odd things in our culture. We wear them when we are being ourselves and we use them to tell others about ourselves. They signal where we have been, who we associate with, and what we are about.
T-shirts also prompt conversations. They are an open door for those around you to comment on the t-shirt topic. So rather than talking about the last movie we saw, the last place we visited, or the type of pet we have, let’s use that attention grabber to talk to someone about Jesus.
There are people who are empty who are looking to be filled. There are people hurting that are looking for comfort. There are many who are living in fear and confusion who are looking for a solid foundation. They need someone to point them to the answer. Someone who cares enough to take the time with them to talk them through it. Jesus said,
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Luke 10:2
Using T-Shirts for Evangelism
This is what I would suggest. When you begin your day and put on an evangelism t-shirt, start with a prayer:
Say, Father, thank you for your great love for me and filling me with your Spirit. I give myself to you today to be your messenger, to proclaim your good news. Open the doors for me to share the message of how great you are. Enable me to spread your Kingdom today. Bind every force that would come against your work. I plead the blood of Jesus over my mind, body, spirit, and emotions today and declare it sanctified to you. Prepare the way, direct my steps, and make me bold to speak your words today. In Jesus’ name Amen.
Then, go about your day and be aware of the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Pay attention, you are on duty today. It may be that he will prompt you to start a conversation. If you see someone examining your shirt, smile at them, have an open attitude. Don’t stress or rush into something, let God direct the encounter. He will.
Regarding the conversation itself, don’t assume you know what it will be about. Listen carefully. Ask questions. You don’t know what the person is dealing with in their life at that moment and you don’t know their history . . . but God does. He has a plan for them. You happen to be part of that plan in that particular encounter, but you aren’t the whole plan. Their salvation and relationship with God does not rely on you, the Holy Spirit is responsible for convicting them and drawing their heart to God. All you are accountable for is what God has put in front of you. That’s it.
God may use you to encourage someone with kind words. He may use you to pray words of comfort. He may use you to answer the questions of someone struggling with doubt. He may use you to help someone enter the Kingdom of God. All are important, just be ready and willing to be used.
Servor, Redemptus Sum
“Servor, Redemptus Sum” is Latin for “I am saved. I have been redeemed.” (masculine)
Use this verse as an opening to share the gospel when someone asks you what it means. Both verbs are in the passive tense. Christ did the work for us by dying on the cross. “Redempta Sum” is not only passive, but it indicates completed action because it was all accomplished at the cross. (John 19:30)
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, not of yourselves, it is a gift of God, not of works let any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8
For women, it is “Servor, Redempta Sum.”
The design is available in t-shirts, hoodies, and tanks in a variety of colors with two variations in text colors. Mugs are also available.
When the Tide Begins to Turn
Everyone has been through those dark valleys which seem as if they have no end. But the truth is as this tshirt says:
“The lowest point comes before the tide begins to turn.”
Do you have a story to tell about a time when God came through for you when there seemed to be no way out? Then this is your message. Wear this and let the Holy Spirit open doors to tell others of the goodness of God.
The design is available in t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, printables, and ready made prints.
God Speaks Christian Shirts
Not only do we have a God who came to die on the cross for us, but he loves us so much that he wants to be in relationship with us and yes, God speaks to us. The “God Speaks” set of Christian t-shirts is designed to prompt conversations with those around you so they know that they too can have a relationship with God.