To be an effective Gospel Advancing leader, you have to walk the walk.
There’s no getting around the value of modeling. This is how Jesus taught His followers! When you and your adult leaders are personally passionate about praying for and sharing your faith in your own personal circles of influence, the likelihood that your students will do so, as well, increases dramatically. As leaders, you can’t expect to take your students where you haven’t gone yourselves. So modeling relational evangelism and talking about your faith-sharing efforts openly with your students are essential elements in discipling your teenagers to become disciples who make disciples.
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Schedule a time to gather your adult leaders and train them to share their faith.
3 Resources to Inspire and Equip Your Adult Leaders
So how do you go about “training” your adults if relational evangelism is a challenge for them? Here are three free, helpful resources you could use to inspire and equip your leaders:
- Learn to share the G.O.S.P.E.L in 5 minutes!. In this short, powerful video, Greg Stier provides a clear, quick, relatable overview of how to share your faith.
- Gospelize Your Youth Ministry E-book – In this revised and expanded edition of Gospelize Your Youth Ministry, Greg Stier shares the secret to effective and exciting ministry, unpacking the model found in the book of Acts and showing how youth leaders worldwide can implement it to create a dynamic ministry that grows the Kingdom and produces spiritual fruit in their teenagers.
- The Cause Circle overview and video. This webpage and animated video unpack Jesus’ model of a “Prayer, Care, Share” approach to relational evangelism.
If you’re open to using a step-by-step evangelism training curriculum, Dare 2 Share’s Full Circle curriculum could be easily adapted for use with adults and covers the basics of sharing your faith—from why, to what, to how. And if you’re looking for more in depth theological training about the actual message of the gospel itself and the GOSPEL acrostic, our video curriculum Life in 6 Words: The GOSPEL Explored, is an excellent choice and has a companion Adult Leader’s Guide that can be purchased separately.
Realistically, you just can’t build a thriving Gospel Advancing Ministry unless you and your leaders personally embrace and model a Gospel Advancing lifestyle. So get your leaders inspired and equipped to share the gospel in their own circles of influence. And give them opportunities in front of your students where they can share stories about their own personal evangelism efforts.
After all, Jesus set the pace when it comes to leading by example!Modeling relational evangelism and talking about your faith-sharing efforts openly with your students are essential elements in discipling your teenagers to become disciples who make disciples. Click To Tweet