WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? Learning and sharing a new gospel presentation is important for the leader, for people hearing the gospel, and for the leader’s class. The leader, as a Christ follower, needs to share the gospel in order to be obedient to the Great Commission. The leader needs to become acquainted and proficient with ways of sharing the gospel that will be heard in the hearer’s context.
Decreasing biblical literacy and religious skepticism have created an environment where new ways of sharing the good news are needed. The class needs examples from leaders who are growing in their capacity to share the gospel and with the encouragement that this is something they can do as well.
WHAT DO I DO? I recommend learning the “Three Circles: Life Conversation Guide.” The Three Circles is largely devoid of church language. And when biblical terms are used they are well explained.
This gospel presentation has sufficient training resources for the leader to learn it’s language and sequence. The North American Mission Board hosts online training for the method here: https://www.namb.net/video/3-circles-life-conversation-guide. In addition, a smartphone app for iPhone and Android is available to assist both presenters and hearers.
LifeWay has produced a five-week resource for training a class in sharing the method called: “Life on Mission: A Simple Way to Share the Gospel.” Ultimately class members will find inspiration in the example of a class leader who will “go first” by learning and sharing a new gospel presentation.