Your Sphere of Influence

Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He commanded His followers to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19b, 20a, NIV). The links below provide you with resources to help you reach others for Christ.

How to approach people in non-adversarial ways with the Gospel

by Ravi Zacharias

In question 8 from Penn State University a student asks Ravi Zacharias how to approach people in non-adversarial ways with the Gospel. Ravi on sharing one’s faith: “The Christian has to learn that it is not only his or her message but also his or her method.” Ravi continues, “If the method is in violation of the message the people will see it very quickly.”  Watch Video

How One Person Can Help Change the World

by Chris Adsit

God has always built a pass-along principle into His creation. He never intended that any living thing He created should just be born, live and die.

When it comes to evangelism, it’s not enough to make converts and teach them the basics of the faith; we need to make sure that each one we reach can pass on the life of the kingdom to others who can pass it on to others. (read more)

After reading the above article, click here for a collection of useful discipleship materials.

How You Can Be a Fruitful Witness

by Bill Bright

No other adventure in life can compare with that of witnessing for Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. How You Can Be a Fruitful Witness spells out the spiritual preparation and practical skills you need to introduce others to Christ.(read more)

Seven Ways You Can Share Your Faith

by Insider for Living

This article presents two very simple but effective ways to break the ice with someone when desiring to share the gospel. Telling your own experience of your life before and after salvation can be a powerful witness that can’t be refuted. Also, knowing some good questions to ask and having the willingness to listen can take you far in bridging gaps with those who need to be reached. Seven Ways You Can Share Your Faith

Giving and Living the Gospel

by Charles R. Swindoll

Chuck Swindoll recalls a service station owner he once knew who was a wonderful example of lifestyle evangelism. His witnessing was a natural extension of who he was; it was not pressured, because he knew it was up to God to change a person’s heart. Chuck gives three important truths to remember when witnessing, which will help us be effective and make better use of our opportunities. (read article)

One Verse Evangelism:  How to Share Christ’s Love Conversationally and Visually

by Randy D. Raysbrook

Many times we feel that to be effective in evangelism we have to create complex illustrations and memorize a seminary-worthy number of verses. But the Gospel is most powerful when shared with love, clarity, and (sometimes most importantly) simplicity.

One-Verse Evangelism® is a simple, interactive way to share Christ’s love conversationally and visually. It is based on asking questions and sharing truth simply. It’s easy to learn because it uses just one verse. One-Verse Evangelism® can be shared in just 10 or 15 minutes, but can have impact for a lifetime. (read more)

the significance of the truths you are about to consider. The Bible will be your main textbook for this seminar. The final authority is not the seminar, but the Word of God upon which this course is based. (read more)