How comfortable and confident are you in sharing the Gospel message one-on-one? How confident are your leaders and students?
This week’s Gospel Advancing value—relational evangelism—is a vital part of a Gospel Advancing ministry, but it can create some sixth-grade-locker-opening-level anxiety and awkwardness.
To be sure, nobody wants to relive their middle school angst. But at Dare 2 Share, one of our favorite sayings is: Awkward is awesome! That’s because God so often works powerfully in those awkward moments of a Gospel conversation.
To minimize the freak-out, be sure your group gains confidence in how to share the clear and simple message of the Gospel in a conversation (not a presentation) by knowing these components:
The AAA Method
- Ask great questions.
- Admire what you can about what they believe.
- Admit that you need Jesus too.
The Gospel in Six Sentences
God created us to be with Him.
Our sins separate us from God.
Sins cannot be removed by good deeds.
Paying the price for sin, Jesus died and rose again.
Everyone who trusts in Him alone has eternal life.
Life with Jesus starts now and lasts forever.
- Does that make sense?
- Is there anything holding you back from trusting in Jesus right now?
Then watch this video to put it all together!
Don’t forget to celebrate!
Also, be sure to celebrate any Gospel conversations members of your group have! Here are three ways to do that:
- Take 5 minutes each week to invite students to share if they had a Gospel conversation and how it went.
- Use the Life in 6 Words app to create a group, and have your group record moments that they prayed for, showed care to, and shared the Gospel with their lost friends.
- Have a paaartay (include lots of confetti and a balloon drop to win points with the church-cleaning crew 😊) when students collectively reach a certain number of Gospel conversations.