It’s hard to share the gospel! For me personally, sharing the gospel has always been intimidating.
That is until:
- I started to understand the gospel better for myself.
- I got tools for sharing the gospel.
That’s why I’m writing this blog.
Now, you can share the gospel in whichever ways God leads. He uses just about any body and any means imaginable! But for those of you who are looking for tools, here are five ways you can share the message of the gospel as Bill Hull and Ben Sobels articulate it in The Discipleship Gospel.
As you share, remember: It’s important to share in relationship, as much as possible; that is, the more personal connection we have with people, when possible, the better.
*The following list is about sharing the gospel according to the book The Discipleship Gospel, so this is not a comprehensive list, just a few ideas with one set of tools!
1. Spontaneous-evangelism style: Just go for it!
Those who are more spontaneous will more likely get the urge to share the gospel “randomly”. God inspires people to share the gospel in unexpected ways, so don’t be afraid to share the gospel in spontaneous ways, especially if you feel inspired! Pull out a napkin, paint a picture in the air, or just speak truth. If you want a reminder of the “wheel” of the essential elements of the gospel from The Discipleship Gospel, download a few slides of them here.
2. Planned-evangelism style: Share one-on-one.
Some prefer—and find success at—a more planned-out style of evangelism. This can work, too! God knows how to work in both structure and spontaneity. Call a friend, text an acquaintance, share the gospel at a set time and place.
3. Group-presentation style: PowerPoint.
We recently heard of a group of 100 people go through The Discipleship Gospel on a weekend retreat. The group leader shared how it went: “We started by asking them to write out a definition of the gospel then discuss those in groups. We shared that Hull and Sobels give a 100 word definition that is worth the price of the book! Love how the authors demonstrate the relationship between Kingdom and discipleship.”
They said that the PowerPoint we gave them was very helpful. It’s the top 12 most vital images directly from The Discipleship Gospel book artwork. This PowerPoint is available to you for free here. Use this to teach the gospel to a group.
4. Discipleship-group style: Preview
We’re excited to release very soon The Discipleship Gospel workbook. This is designed for small discipleship groups of 4-6 so you can make disciples using the Gospel of Mark—according to the gospel that Jesus preached.
5. Give away a copy of The Discipleship Gospel
Buy The Discipleship Gospel here.