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Intro to Seeking

People who are open to the possibility of God. They’re searching for truth and meaning, but haven’t found it yet.

If you’re helping a seeker, you have an incredible opportunity to show them the love of Jesus, not just point to a Bible verse —not always helpful. There's a whole How To Help a Seeker guide that goes more in-depth.

Quick Tips:
Don’t expect a seeker to act like a believer. Drop assumptions. Meet them where they are. Don’t expect them to be somewhere they’re not. If someone isn’t sure about truth yet, don’t just keep hitting them with it. Debating rarely helps. Listen. Show them they’re loved. Show them another way.

Ultimately, introduce them to the God who made them, who desires good things for them. Who offers love, grace, kindness. Don’t shy away from truth, but reveal it in context. Through words and action. Out of the overflow of the heart of a God who’s fiercely for their good. Believe for them. Intercede for them. Love well.


They’re struggling to believe:

  • That there is one way to God — Jesus. They may like multiple gods, think Jesus was just a good guy, or don't believe there is any god at all. 
  • Sometimes these doubts are intellectual, meaning they buy into another worldview. Think Buddha or science. 
  • Sometimes these doubts are more emotional. They’ve been hurt and can’t reconcile a past experience with what they understand the Bible to say.
  • They don't know:
    • That they’re loved
    • That God is good
    • That life has meaning
    • That people and/or God can be trusted
    • That change and hope are possible
    • That any absolute truth exists, meaning life probably feels either really confusing or really alone (or both)


They’re struggling to believe:

  • That the weight of the world is not on their shoulders. God wants to take care of them.
  • That money doesn't define their success and worth.
  • Fear of the future or continual striving does not have to be their life.
  • That there is a God who's interested in what they do with money, and wants to benefit them.
  • That money is a powerful tool that can build or destroy.


They’re struggling to believe:

  • God is good. The pain they see in the world isn't because God is cruel. 
  • The Bible is true. It’s a story, a guide to life, and not a rule book.
  • Surrendering to a good God is more freeing than being in control. Trusting is better than judging.
  • Our emotions are worth understanding. God gave them to us for a reason, to help gauge what’s happening inside us.
  • Fear and stress don’t have to be the norm.


They’re struggling to believe:

  • We have a Creator who designed our body, soul, and spirit. He knows us more deeply than we’ll ever understand ourselves.
  • He is the only one who knows how we were made to function, and embracing his design benefits us.
  • Our bodies, and how we use them matter. They’re holy. Time, food, and sex have spiritual components as well as physical. 


They’re struggling to believe:

  • While we’re all broken, relationships can be good. We can be safe with others, rely on others, be received and loved and known in legit friendships that give us joy.
  • Even the deepest hurts can be healed, even the worst mistakes can be forgiven.
  • Diversity was God’s idea and he yearns for us to experience it in fullness and unity.
  • Relationships are one of God’s greatest gifts to us, and can yield the greatest love we experience on earth. They are worth being vulnerable and giving sacrificially.