John (left his last name out by design), a former member of the Azusa StreetRiders with an extensive background within the motorcycle (MC) community who is currently taken a different path in reaching these lost souls. John is currently prospecting for a well-known Motorcycle Club (MC) that all of us would be familiar with. Now I know there might be mixed feeling about this approach only time will tell, I feel our prayers should help direct John to be a light in that dark world.
I had a long talk with John and felt he had some valuable insight in the MC world than many of us might be unfamiliar with. Granted to some these protocols might be common knowledge but I know for a fact the majority of our ASR members they are not aware of maybe how to approach and carry on a conversation with a member of an MC. The Bible talks about in 2 Cor 2:11 “that we might not have Satan get an advantage against us, for we are not ignorant of his thoughts” I know this is referring to spiritual devices which in this case I feel is applicable. If this is the world we choose to take for Jesus Christ we must be knowledgeable to their ways and customs, however always remember we are in the world not of this world so we never let down our standards in order to attempt to win a soul. That is a trick of the Satan himself.
The MC world is driven by Respect we need to remember that as we minister in this world. If some does not extend their hand the first time you meet them do not get discouraged or give up just keep introducing yourself. When you introduce yourself <club name> <road name or given name> look the square in the eyes with confidence, practice makes perfect! Always start with the dominant club in order of rank then support clubs and then everyone else.
Never talk with a helmet or sunglasses on
Never cross if front of some to talk to someone
Never interrupt, wait posted until they call you in
Never reach over a table
Never call someone Brother, you will know when you earn that right with someone
Keep hands out of pockets
Watch the colors your wear
Look Listen and learn
As you get to know people get phone numbers and call. You will build relationships that will last forever. Before going to the event practice introductions and just be calm. Think before you speak, don’t answer any question you do not know the answer too. If asked about the motorcycle ministry, refer all club business to the chapter president. Once you get to know everyone, your ministry opportunities will increase. The Handshake with change to a hug.
Thank You John for your insight
If you have any questions please email or call Bro Robert Thompson, President of Azusa StreetRiders