by Joel Southerland
One of the characteristics of Georgia’s Top Evangelistic Churches is that they regularly trian their congregation on sharing their faith. 87% of the top evangelistic churches intentionally provided personal evangelism training for their members in the past year. It is no secret that pastors and staff should be training believers how to share their faith in the marketplace, with family, and in the community.
However, one of the mistakes we make is in assuming a “one size fits all” mentality. People are “wired” differently. Some are more bold than others. Some are quieter. Some want materials to hand out. Some have a great story to tell. Some need motivation. Some are self-starters.
With all of that in mind here are a couple of suggestions:
1. Provide multiple training opportunities in Evangelism
Don’t just offer evangelism training once – offer it multiple times in multiple formats. You can offer training during Sunday School or on a Wednesday night. You can train on a Sunday afternoon or a Thursday morning bible study. Offer 1 session training formats and multiple session formats. Vary the training and approach every year.
2. Offer multiple methods
Since people are “wired” differently – vary the training. Here are a few suggestions:
Watch as the Skit Guys provide a little humor based on how different people witness: