There are many different ways to use Soularium. For instance, take Solarium with you to a meeting and ask people to take part. Place it in a conspicuous place at work or home (desk, kitchen table, coffee table) and wait for people to inquire. When they ask say, “It's a fun three question survey." "Do you want to take it?” If they ask what it’s about, simply say, “You.” Most will want to take part.
The key to using Soularium effectively is to remember that it’s a tool to help establish a relationship. Let it create rapport. Don’t allow conversations about controversial topics (politics, morality) to spark debate. Be a listener. Be a learner. Have fun. Enjoy the process of getting to know someone. "The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out." Colossians 4:6a The Message.
Soularium provides an opportunity to demonstrate genuine care through listening and learning. Common experiences are helpful to share in measured amounts. Don’t dominate the conversation with stories about yourself. Remember, this is about the person you are engaging. The goal is to inform them about the life Jesus offers and invite them to know more.
An easy way to transition into Inform and Invite is to introduce Soularium as a four question survey. Tell them the fourth question is; "The Bible says, God so loved the word that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but has eternal life. This means that 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. "Is that something you would like to know more about?" Would like to read the bible to find out more?
Listen for ways to inform participants about the life Jesus offers and, invite them to know more, based on what they say about God.
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