Use curriculum like How to Share Your Faith to help attendees know how to share the Gospel naturally and effectively.
This four-session curriculum covers how to present the Gospel, what to say when someone is not ready to accept Christ, and more.
The How to Share Your Faith evangelism training has been “life changing” and “transformational” for the people of 6,000-attendee Water of Life Church in Fontana,Calif., says Danny Carroll, the church’s senior pastor.
The church has made How to Share Your Faith part of its School of Ministry, which 350 to 400 people go through at a time. Office staff and other personnel have taken the course, so they are able to share their faith more effectively with people with needs and hurts who walk through the doors, Carroll says.
“We saw people getting saved, giving their lives to Jesus in a gigantically transformational way,” Carroll says.
Carroll encourages other churches to offer the training as a core class for their congregations too.
“When we go away and hear, ‘Wow! Unreal!’ or ‘It changed my life!’ or ‘I surrendered to Jesus,’ that’s a win,” Carroll says. “A transformed life is demonstrated by passion for God and compassion for people.”
This article was part of a feature about effective evangelism tools in the November/December 2011 issue of Outreach magazine.