Train Your Group in Relational Evangelism

Train Your Group in Relational Evangelism

It's a whole lot simpler than it sounds.

Just the thought of evangelism can send chills down the spine of many Christians, but relational evangelism, bringing the hope of Jesus naturally into your relationships, really isn’t scary. In fact, it can be really simple. Your group members are in relationships every day—with their family members, coworkers, neighbors, and friends—and you can help train them in easy ways to intentionally incorporate the Good News of Jesus into their relationships. They don’t need a tract or a gimmicky method. They just need to welcome people into their lives, and share stories, ask good questions, and be a good listener. This resource is designed to help small-group leaders guide their group members to learn what relational evangelism looks like and put simple steps into action.

For a sample from this Training Tool, read “Listen with the Heart.”

Break Down Relational Evangelism

Break Down Evangelism into Simple Relational Steps
How a simple acrostic might encourage your group members to build meaningful relationships with non-believers
Carter Moss

Make Your Small Group a Model of Evangelism
How to excel at the most difficult of your church’s five purposes.
Steve Gladen

3 Steps to Move Your Group Members to Reach Their Lost Friends
Help outsiders become insiders in your group.
Michael C. Mack

Listen with the Heart
Grow your relationships with non-believers by listening with empathy.
Mary Schaller

9 Group Discussions to Develop Relational Evangelism
Train your group members to engage in deep relationships with non-believers.
Randall Neighbour

Handouts for Group Members

You Will Be My Witnesses
We often assume the church will do evangelism for us, but God designed each of us to be his witnesses.
Peyton Jones

Answering Tough Faith Questions
When seekers ask tough questions, seek out the person behind teh questions.
Judson Poling

How to Have Saving Conversations
8 tips to bring hope to your friend
Greg Smith

Resources for Further Exploration

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