100 Reasons and Ways to Use Tracts
- Format: Folded Tract For Believers
- Paper: Gloss Text
- Size: 3.66" x 8.5"
- Pages: 8
- Version: KJV
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50 Reasons to Use Tracts
Using good-quality tracts gives every Christian a simple and effective way to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
- Tracts are easy to give to another person with a smile and some encouragement to read them.
- Tracts are a great way for Christians to fulfill the Great Commission by sharing the gospel often and widely.
- Tracts can get inside homes and stay. You can’t.
- Tracts never lose their temper or get involved in arguments.
- Tracts never flinch or show fear.
- Tracts can stick to the point without compromising.
- Tracts never get discouraged.
- Tracts are willing to be sent anywhere.
- Tracts can work 24 hours a day.
- Tracts are not expensive.
- Tracts can be read many times over.
- Tracts contain portions of Scripture, which God has promised to use and bless (Isaiah 55:10–11).
- Tracts can be used without fear.
- Tracts have unlimited patience.
- Tracts explain the gospel clearly and simply so the reader can make a decision to trust in Christ (if the Lord has prepared their heart and brought them to the point of conviction).
- Tracts go anywhere with you—work, school, vacation, shopping, repair shop, dining out, etc.
- Tracts can accomplish their purpose anytime—day or night, winter or summer, good times or bad, “right now” or “later.”
- Tracts can take advantage of a special event or activity—elections, sports, etc.—by taking that interest and relating God’s truth to it.
- Tracts inject spiritual truth through specialized gospel messages during seasons such as Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc.
- Tracts are proven to work. History records the testimony of many who were saved through tracts.
- Tracts often get read by more than one person.
- Tracts are “portable”—carry them in your pocket, purse, planner, notebook, or laptop bag.
- Tracts are also portable when used for large outreaches. Just one person can pack and carry several thousand tracts.
- Tracts can be used in quantity, multiplying your witnessing opportunities.
- Tracts can be distributed as part of your normal routine (if you’re living a consistent Christian life).
- Tracts are available in a variety of designs and formats to suit your tastes and preferences.
- Tracts address subjects that are current as well as topics that are timeless.
- Tracts give God’s point of view about life-and-death issues.
- Tracts get their point across in an easy-to-read, brief format suited for a generation familiar with short videos, social media posts, and text messages.
- Tracts cross educational hurdles and are available on various “grade” levels.
- Tracts may contain the only portion of God’s word some people have ever read.
- Tracts can communicate in languages you don’t speak.
- Tracts cross age and gender differences.
- Tracts don’t require a degree, special giftedness, training, or experience to use.
- Tracts never compromise their message.
- Tracts cross socio-economic barriers.
- Tracts never get tired.
- Tracts give their message when the reader is ready to receive it.
- Tracts cross ethnic and cultural barriers.
- Tracts can start a conversation.
- Tracts reinforce what you say about the gospel in a conversation, talk, or sermon.
- Tracts get their message across when no conversation is possible—in a letter, with a bill payment, or when you have only seconds with another person.
- Tracts can address difficult issues (when written by an expert) on which you aren’t an expert.
- Tracts are like seeds which we plant and God can use to bring forth eternal life.
- Tracts can be put away for many years, and then rediscovered at a divinely-appointed time.
- Tracts generally add their message to other factors from the reader’s past that may eventually lead that person to salvation.
- Tracts are a testimony—even if the recipient doesn’t read the whole message, they are reminded of their need of Christ.
- Tracts can directly address certain beliefs—like Islam, Catholicism, and Mormonism—comparing them with Biblical truth.
- Tracts can be adapted to share their message through various media to reach people and places that you cannot otherwise visit.
- Tracts provide a point of reference for the reader to find spiritual help by contacting the publisher, church, individual, or website listed on the back.
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” - 1 Corinthians 15:58
38 Ways to Use Tracts
Hopefully the following list will give you some ideas of how you can put these “silent missionaries” to work. No matter where or how you choose to distribute tracts, seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit for each tract placed, and then pray for the Lord of the harvest to bless the seed sown.
- Tracts can be placed in each box or bag of items you sell.
- Tracts can be placed on a business counter or in an office for people to pick up.
- Tracts can be taken overseas on missions trips in the language of the country being visited.
- Tracts can be left in a locker at the gym.
- Tracts can be posted on public bulletin boards.
- Tracts can be placed in airport terminals, or distributed in bus, train, and subway stations.
- Tracts can be handed to anyone who has helped you at a store, given you a haircut, serviced your car, or worked in your house.
- Tracts can be shared with fellow campers.
- Tracts can be distributed on a college campus.
- Tracts can be given to attendants at parking garages, toll booths, etc.
- Tracts can be handed to valets, store employees, check-out clerks, etc.
- Tracts can be put with other reading materials in waiting rooms.
- Tracts can be placed in returned library books.
- Tracts can be given out during appointments with doctors and health care workers.
- Tracts can be left in motel rooms (in the drawers, telephone book, etc.)
- Tracts can be placed in greeting cards.
- Tracts can be sent with letters to pen-pals, prisoners, etc.
- Tracts can be given to hospital patients and nursing home residents while visiting.
- Tracts can be handed out at zoos, picnic areas, and beaches.
- Tracts can be distributed door to door.
- Tracts can be given with gifts or Christmas cookies to neighbors.
- Tracts can be left in laundromats.
- Tracts can be given to students at Vacation Bible School and Sunday School.
- Tracts can be given to attendees of church choral programs at Easter and Christmas.
- Tracts can be handed out at stadium entrances before sporting events, concerts, etc.
- Tracts can be left with a generous tip in restaurants.
- Tracts can be left in the break room or cafeteria at work or school.
- Tracts can be passed out on busy street corners.
- Tracts can be shared at parades, festivals, and other special gatherings.
- Tracts can be given away from booths rented at fairs or carnivals.
- Tracts can be handed out during special community outreach programs and events like fall festivals, Christmas programs, etc.
- Tracts can be used in a mailing to people in your community— or around the world.
- Tracts can be left for mail or newspaper carriers.
- Tracts can be enclosed in bills paid by mail.
- Tracts can be put in Christmas cards and annual letters for a clear gospel witness.
- Tracts can be placed in tract racks in stores and other public places—with permission, of course.
- Tracts can be placed in Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets that are given to needy community families.
- Tracts can be included in disaster relief packages.
12 Ways NOT to Use Tracts
When distributing the gospel, be sure to do so in a way that brings glory and honor to God. With that in mind, here are some things to avoid.
- Don’t litter—tracts left outdoors can easily blow around and become a nuisance to those who have to clean them up.
- Don’t leave tracts on houses or cars—we receive more complaints about this method than any other.
- Don’t put tracts inside merchandise in stores.
- Don’t disobey local ordinances or guidelines when sharing tracts.
- Don’t leave tracts in post offices, mailboxes, or other places where literature is prohibited.
- Don’t force tracts on people.
- Don’t be rude when someone turns down your tract.
- Don’t trespass—breaking the law isn’t Christ-like.
- Don’t leave a tract at a restaurant without a generous tip (at least 15-20%).
- Don’t use bad tracts. Make sure they are attractive and contain the true gospel message.
- Don’t use tracts you haven’t read. Make sure to study the message (and all referenced Scriptures) so you are familiar with what you are distributing.
- Don’t do it alone—seek God’s guidance and blessing at every turn.
You can avoid unnecessarily offending people in your outreach ministry by following these simple guidelines.
“Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed.”
“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.”
- 2 Corinthians 6:3, Colossians 4:5
“When preaching and private talk are not available, you need to have a tract ready … get good striking tracts, or none at all. A touching gospel tract may be the seed of eternal life. Therefore, do not go out without your tracts. Let each one of us, if we have done nothing for Christ, begin to do something now. The distribution of tracts is the first thing.” –Charles Spurgeon
“Nothing surpasses a tract for sowing the seed of the good news.” –Billy Graham
“The smallest tract may be the stone in David’s sling. In the hands of Christ it may bring down a giant’s soul.” –Robert Murray M’Cheyne
The great missionary to China, Hudson Taylor, was also saved by reading a tract.
Did you know that George Whitefield, a preacher of the Great Awakening, was saved by a gospel tract? After reading it he wrote, “God showed me I must be born again or be damned.”
God even used a gospel tract as the tool that led Greg Koukl, founder of Stand to Reason, to Christ. He has stated that “some brave soul” put it in the bottom of his grocery bag while checking out.
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