Identifying and addressing the barriers to trust.
Extend trust with your friend by asking each other real questions. Pick a friend and ask them to talk about faith.
Discuss the questions below:
Round 1 - Barriers to Trust
Christian Friend - What fears do you have to overcome in order to talk about your faith with your friends?
Seeking Friend - What are some of the experiences you have had that could get in the way of trusting a Christian?
Round 2 - Building Trust
Christian Friend - When was the last time you trusted a non-Christian friend to listen about your spiritual life?
Seeking Friend - Share a story of a Christian that has earned your trust.
Round 3 - Debrief
What did you learn about each other? Did anything surprise you?
Go through this 15 minute bible study of Jesus inviting others to trust him, and take a step for yourself in response.
Zacchaeus the Tax Collector
In Luke 19, Zacchaeus has a trust building encounter with Jesus that begins with an invitation and blossoms into something bigger.
After studying this passage with your friend, brainstrom:
Who is one friend you can build trust with this week?
Text them an invitation to get a meal together.
The journey's not over - when will you get together and explore the next step on the journey to faith?