The goal of this area is to lead students to share Christ on the campus through a variety of methods and in all ministry areas. We are the pacesetter, setting the example in speech and action.
Relational Evangelism Givens
Biblical Basis: Acts 1:8, Acts 2:42–47, Acts 4:29, Matthew 28:19–20, Colossians 1: 28,29, Colossians 4:2–6
Reaching the Unlikely - A Biblical Basis for Relational Evangelism by Rick Spencer
Implications of Christ's Death & Resurrection by Rick Spencer
The Role of the Holy Spirit in Evangelism by Rick Spencer
Pacesetter: Reaching the lost through intentional prayer, conversation, and a variety of entry points.
Spiritual Focus: Interceding for the lost through a student-led prayer movement including prayer-walking, prayer room, on-campus prayer gatherings and more.
Equipping: Training students to share their faith as a part of the overall BSM strategy.
Incarnational: Targeting 10-15 hours per week for on-campus training with students.
Relational Evangelism Tasks for New Workers
Prayerwalk the campus at least once a month.
Spend a minimum of 10-15 hours per week on campus training students to share their faith.
Lead a seeker small group.
Teach the “Bridge Illustration” to the leadership team.
Read Becoming a Contagious Christian by Bill Hybels
Pray for the lost during each meeting with students.
Provide evangelism training each semester for leadership team. (Year 2)
Incorporate Beach Reach as your mission trip emphasis. (Year 2)
Read Red Moon Rising: How 24-7 Prayer Is Awakening a Generation by Pete Greig. (Year 3)
Evaluate the overall effectiveness of reaching the lost with your Supervisor. (Year 3)
Relational Evangelism Resources
Clayton is our TXBSM Evangelism Discipleship Mobilization Catalyst. He is here to help you with evangelism and discipleship on your campus.
Top Reading Recommendations
Becoming a Contagious Christian by Bill Hybels
Red Moon Rising by Pete Greig
Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman
Additional Reading Recommendations
I Once Was Lost: What Postmodern Skeptics Taught Us About Their Path to Jesus by Don Everts and Doug Schaupp
unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity...and Why It Matters by Kinnaman & Lyons
More Ready than you Realize: Evangelism as Dance in the Postmodern Matrix by Brian McLaren
Evangelism training series on DVD: Just Walk Across the Room by Bill Hybells
Further Reading Recommendations
Conspiracy of Kindness: A Unique Approach to Sharing the Love of Jesus by Steve Sjogren
Finding Common Ground by Tim Downs
Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers by Chap Clark
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
Prayer Walking: Praying on Site with Insight by Steve Hawthorne
Seeker Small Groups: Engaging Spiritual Seekers in Life-Changing Discussions by Garry Poole
The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus by Lee Strobel
The Complete Book of Questions: 1001 Conversation Starters for Any Occasion by Garry Poole
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
Worship Evangelism by Sally Morgenthaler
It’s a Matter of Time: Exploring Evangelism with Rico Tice - Great discussion on evangelism by Tim Keller and Rico Tice, minister of Evangelism at All Souls Church in London.
Texas Baptists Evangelism Team
Are All Religions Equally Right? - Video by Timothy Keller at Veritas Forum
Anything by Tim Keller, available on YouTube
Dr. Mike Licona (Apologist with NAMB) available to TXBSM for training and speaking via Webcast. Contact info : 770-410-6346 or PeopleGroupInterfaith@namb.net.
The Bridge to Life Explanation by The Navigators
Bridge Illustration video by Robert Hooker (24 minutes)
The Ask video (2 minutes)
One Verse Evangelism by The Navigators
14 Ideas for Noon Lunch by Robert Hooker
Outreach Lunch Idea Several Lunches in One Week by BJ Ramon
Seeker Luncheon Discussion Questions by Joel Bratcher
Christianity Explored is a wonderful, newly revised gospel tool that serves unbelievers asking real-life questions about Christianity while also equipping the church for the task of sharing the gospel.
EveryStudent.com - A Safe Place to Explore Questions About Life and God
How to Share Christ with a Friend...without destroying the friendship by Robert Hooker
Jesus the Only Way by Robert Hooker
Jesus Never Ran by Robert Hooker
10 Clear Strategies to Avoid in Order to Not Reach the Lost by Bruce McGowan
Creating A Faith Sharing Culture by Robert Hooker
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