People of Peace are not just the spiritually open

At Beyond’s recent Global Strategy Group meeting, SP made this point: the Person of Peace is often mis-defined as someone who is open to talking about Jesus (spiritually open).

That’s where a Person of Peace begins, but not where the definition ends (at least, our definition). A Person of Peace is:

  • open to the message of Jesus
  • receptive to the messenger (will invite him/her into their circle of friends/family) (“Can I come to your home” is an important filter. Are they welcoming the Gospel in, or are they just willing to tolerate me in the street?)
  • influential in their social network, and bringing others to the message.

These three factors converging in a single individual can be a catalytic hub for the Gospel.