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She's Staying: Making Disciples as a Real Estate Agent

10.05.15
by Fawn Brents
in Story
Real Estate Agent Fawn Brents uses her talents to make disciples wherever she is.

Some of the most significant opportunities for me to make disciples have come through my job. As a realtor, I interact with people facing change. A new baby, financial problems, or a divorce: all these can play into someone’s decision to buy or sell a house.

Each morning, I desperately need God to come through for me. While driving to appointments, my prayer is that God would help me discern who is open to the gospel. 

Conversations quickly go deep into family and finances when the topic is listing a house. It’s amazing how much people appreciate an offer of prayer. I will say, “You know, this situation has to be so difficult for you right now. I don’t know how comfortable you might be with this, but I wonder if it would be helpful for me to pray for you right now?” No one has ever said no.

Sometimes, clients have just moved into town. If God is prompting, I will sometimes ask, “Since you’re new here, have you thought about looking for a church? Would some suggestions be helpful?” Often, the couple’s answer has been, “Well, neither of us is very religious, but we are expecting a baby next year. We’ve always thought it would be good to have our kids go to Sunday school.”

I’ve had the experience of working for a larger real estate brokerage and owning my own company. While being in charge offers opportunities to shape company culture, there were also lots of open doors while working for someone. My goal has always been to be excellent at my profession, which helped give me credibility. I had the opportunity to lead a Bible study for some of my coworkers. God worked in their hearts, and, over the years, several of them came to faith in Christ.

Crossworld’s dream of disciple-makers from all professions resonates because it is true to my experience. Going to work each day has opened more doors for me to make disciples than anything else.

 

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