Biblical Example

Matthew in Luke 5:27-32

Theme verse

1 Corinthians 9:22

…I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.


  • Conversational
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive
  • Friendship-oriented
  • Focuses on people and their needs


  • Watch out for valuing friendship over truth. Presenting the gospel often means challenging a person’s whole direction in life, and that can cause friction in your relationship.
  • Do not get so involved in the process of building friendships that you forget the opportunity to share your faith.
  • Do not get overwhelmed with the amount of needs your friends might have—do what you can and leave the rest to God.

Suggestions for using and developing this style

  • Be patient. This style tends to work more gradually than others. Look and pray for opportunities to turn conversation toward spiritual matters.
  • Continually create and plan opportunities to interact with new people through social events, sports, etc. This will put you in a position where your style can flourish.
  • Practice telling the gospel message so you will be prepared when the opportunity arises.
  • Team up with friends who have other styles that may be better matched to the personality of the person you hope to reach.