How to Share the Gospel
One of our priorities as a church is for every member to understand how to and be comfortable with sharing the gospel - the good news that God has given us access to salvation through Jesus Christ from the penalty of our sin. This page summarizes some of the tools and resources we have either used or recommend for sharing the gospel.
Carry a Marked New Testament and Learn the Romans Road
Gideons carry New Testaments with them wherever they go, and they are prepared to share it with anyone they meet. We recommend doing the same and marking it with the Romans Road (a very straightforward gospel presentation that anyone can read for themselves).
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in a Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 5:8 - But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 10:9, 10, 13 - That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Learn the Three Circles Life Conversation Guide and Get the App
If you don't carry a Bible, you can always have this interactive gospel presentation on your phone or tablet. Go to
That website will tell you where to download the app as well as offer training videos on how to use it to present the gospel. This method doesn't require an app - you can draw the pictures yourself anywhere!
The website recommends some printed resources ("gospel tracts"); we have those here at the church building for you to get.
Use Your Personal Testimony and Starter Questions
Our church has used the "This Is My Story" emphasis to teach our members how to share their personal testimony of salvation very briefly (-my life before Christ, -how I came to know Christ, -my life with Christ). Some of the resources you can find to help you with this are
Just a Minute by Danny Johnson
Tell Someone by Greg Laurie
This Is My Story by Steve Roach
The classic Share Jesus without Fear by William Fay suggests certain questions that you can use to start a gospel conversation:
Do you have any spiritual beliefs?
Do you go to church anywhere?
To you, who is Jesus?
Do you believe in heaven or hell?
If you died today, where do you think you would go and why?
(There are many, many more questions you could use)
What Do I Do If Someone Wants to Become a Christian???
If you get the sense that someone you have been talking to is serious about becoming a Christian, your "diagnosis" is limited to these simple questions (see if the person agrees with each):
Are you a sinner?
Do you want to turn from those sins and be forgiven by God?
Do you believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and rose again from the dead?
Do you believe that Jesus is the only way for you to be right with God?
Are you willing to follow Jesus as your Savior and your Lord?
If they say yes to all of those, then encourage them and celebrate with them in that decision to become a Christian. Pray with them, asking God to show them the next steps they should take. Most importantly, put them in touch with a good local church!