Personal Evangelism Training Tools

MY316 MY316 helps you use what you already know, your story and John 3:16, to share Jesus Christ with your friends and family.  MY316 is an effort to involve each church member in gospel work which is both intentional and missional. The strategy involves three activities that each person is asked to do: pray for the lost, share with the lost, and serve the lost with Christ’s love.  MY316 materials include a gospel tract for adults and children, prayer card, training brochure, age-graded Sunday school lessons, and a new believer’s book.  The material can be viewed at www.bgco.org/my316.  To place an order you may call Erin Clark at (405) 942-3000, Ext. 4313.CHURCH EVANGELISM ACCELERATOR The accelerator is designed as a personal evangelism assistant to help pastors develop a year-round disciple-making process in their church with an emphasis on evangelism. It provides three key factors with one focus, empowering pastors to implement six different functions in their church. For more information about the accelerator or to schedule an appointment for an overview, please contact the Evangelism office at (405) 942-3000, Ext. 4313. Click here for a free copy of the accelerator.RELAY

This is a relational evangelism course composed of six sessions designed for use in a small group setting.  This course does not teach a particular gospel presentation like The CROSS, The Net, FAITH, Roman road, and others.  This course is about helping you better share the gospel you already know in a more effective way through your relationships. For more information about this witnessing tool, call 770-410-6000 or visit www.namb.net.  To order materials, call Customer Service center at 866-407-NAMB (6262) or visit the online NAMB Store at www.namb.net.

FAITH
This is an evangelism strategy that is designed to work with your Sunday School. FAITH will teach your members through a sixteen-week training program how to make outreach visits, ministry visits, and teach them how to share the gospel using a simple acrostic. Training materials come with everything you need to train your members in evangelism including the student and leaders manuals, video, and power point.
For more details and upcoming clinic information call 877-324-8498 or visit
http://www.lifeway.com/faith.

Evangelism Explosion International
This is a comprehensive personal evangelism strategy that will equip your people in a 6 hour Share Your Faith workshop to effectively share their faith as a Way of Life!  It’s FUN to share, EASY to learn, and almost IMPOSSIBLE to forget!  Everyday Evangelism (Ev2) is the 7 week follow-up that utilizes a variety of components including prayer, actual on-the-job training where the experienced lead the inexperienced, and the principle of spiritual multiplication.  Developed by Dr. D. James Kennedy in Coral Ridge, Florida, it is a proven tool for witness training. Evangelism Explosion is currently ministering in every nation and territory of the world and is available in multiple languages.
For more information call 888-567-3543 or visit http://www.evangelismexplosion.org/.
 People Sharing Jesus
This twelve-session evangelism study offers five different ways to share the gospel. It was developed by Darrell Robinson, former Vice President of the Home Mission Board, and published by Thomas Nelson. The video vignettes are humorous and a great teaching aid. For more information contact Darrell Robinson at 281-651-4524 or visit
http://www.totalchurchlife.net/.

Share Jesus Without Fear

The reason most people do not share their faith is fear according to Bill Fay, author of Share Jesus Without Fear. This approach was developed out of Fay’s personal experience. He has personally shared his faith over 10,000 times. This approach is very conversational and requires little memorization since it uses a marked New Testament. Bill Fay teaches the three-session course on video, which is included in the kit. For more information contact LifeWay Christian Resources at 800-448-8032 or visit
http://www.lifeway.com
 God’s Special Plan for Children
This kit is designed to train children’s workers and parents how to share Christ with children. Developed by the North American Mission Board the kit includes a video, training manual, a tract, and card set. For more information about this witnessing tool, call 770-410-6000 or visit
www.namb.net. To order materials, call Customer Service center at 866-407-NAMB (6262) or visit the online NAMB Store at www.namb.net.
Becoming a Contagious Christian
This 6-session study was developed by Mark Mittelberg, Lee Strobel, and Bill Hybels. It teaches six different styles of evangelism and will help you maximize your witness according to your personality. Training kit includes humorous and practical video vignettes, leader guide, and student books. For more information go to the Willow Creek Association web site:
http://www.willowcreek.com/resources/ or call 800-570-9812.
 got life?.org
This 8-session study was developed by Ken Hemphill and Frank Harber. This study combines a conversational Gospel presentation with a powerful apologetic. The presentation and apologetic are built around two simple acrostics that anyone can learn. Training kit includes: tracts, CD with multi media presentation and helps, and training manuals. For more information go to the got life? web site at
http://www.gotlife.org/main.php3 or call 866-GOT-LIFE (468-5433).
 The NET
The North American Mission Board developed this 8-session study. This is a testimony based personal evangelism strategy. Your church members will learn how to insert the Gospel into their testimony and share the good news in a natural way. The NET relies upon the use of mentor training. The Kit comes with everything you need to launch this strategy in your church. For more information about this witnessing tool, call 770-410-6000 or visit
www.namb.net.  To order materials, call Customer Service center at 866-407-NAMB (6262) or visit the online NAMB Store at www.namb.net. 

Outreach

  • G.R.O.W. – Outreach Teams That Win by LifeWay, 800-448-8032. Maximize your outreach by using teams and helping members make a once a month commitment to reach out to your community by sending cards, making phone calls, praying, and going out into the neighborhood.

Prayer

  • Praying Your Friends to Christ by NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). Use this pamphlet to guide your members through the Scriptures to pray for lost people and how to pray for them.
  • Taking Prayer to the Streets by NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This kit includes a leader guide, prayer journey pocket guide, listening sheets, overhead cells, and CD (power point, clip art, post card sample, and follow up post card sample).
  • Lighthouse of Prayer by NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This kit provides everything you need to recruit, challenge, and equip believers to make their homes Lighthouses of prayer. The kit includes a video, brochures, tracts, and simple explanation sheets.

Follow-up

  • The Pursuit by Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, 405-942-3000, ext. 4388.  This CD contains 30 daily devotionals, four mentor guides, one copy of the Bible, one video about baptism and one page of links.
  • Operation Multiplication by International Evangelism Association, Billy Hanks, 800-880-1350. This one-on-one mentoring process will help you develop committed disciples for Jesus that will reproduce themselves.
    “Call to Joy” 7 Session, Entry Level, New Member Assimilation Process. “Call to Growth” 11 Session, Intermediate Level, New Member Assimilation Process.
  • Beginning Steps by the NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This follow-up booklet is a great personal study guide for new Christians after they make a profession of faith. It provides answers to common questions, helps new Christians establish a daily Bible study plan and encourages new Christians with the Word of God.
  • Life Change Booklet by Student Discipleship Ministries, Billy Beacham, 800-880-8736, www.gosdm.org. This is a decision counseling and follow up book designed for youth. It includes a month’s worth of daily quiet time lessons for students.

Decision Counseling

  • Personal Commitment Guide revised by NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This simple fold out brochure is great for decision counseling. It includes a conversational guide on the 6 of the most common decisions made in Baptist Churches with a tear off decision card. To train counselors with this guide use the Decision Time: Commitment Counseling Training Guide.
  • Decision Time: Commitment Counseling Training Guide revised by LifeWay, 800-448-8032. This book is designed to help prepare your church for decision counseling. It will help train counselors how to use the Personal Commitment Guide, set up rooms, and spiritually prepare counselors.
  • Life Change Booklet by Student Discipleship Ministries, Billy Beacham, 800-880-8736, www.gosdm.org. This is a decision counseling and follow up book designed for youth. It includes a month’s worth of daily quiet time lessons for students.
  • The World’s Greatest Adventure by NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This booklet is to be used with children that are ready to make a profession of faith in Christ.

Revival Preparation

  • Prayer for Revival and Spiritual Awakening by Henry Blackaby & NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This seven-session kit reviews great revivals of the past and prepares a church to pray for revival and spiritual awakening. Kit includes overhead cells, video, instructor manual, and student workbook.
  • Fresh Encounter by Henry Blackaby & LifeWay, 800-448-8032. This kit provides everything needed to prepare to leaders for church renewal including: video cassette teaching by Henry Blackaby and Avery Willis, audio cassettes, leaders manual, and two member’s books. This emphasis will help your church evaluate itself in light of God’s plumb line.
  • The Role of Prayer in Spiritual Awakening by Campus Crusade for Christ, 800-827-2788, http://www.ccci.org/. This 26 minute video featuring Dr. J. Edwin Orr, renowned authority on revivals, will help you discover how change your life today and bring revival to the world around you through the power of prayer.

Special Evangelistic Events

  • SEE: Workbook (Special Evangelistic Events) Manual by NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This 30-page manual will introduce your church to different kinds of special events that can be made evangelistic. It provides some great ideas and simple planning sheets to guide your church in the process of developing some great events.
  • SEE: Evangelistic Block Party Manual by NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This manual will help your church step by step get organized to conduct an evangelistic block party. The manual includes job descriptions, planning sheet, ideas for variations of the block party concept.
  • SEE: Love is the Theme: Evangelistic Events for Valentine’s Day Manual by NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This manual includes event ideas related to Valentine’s Day, sermon outlines, sermon illustrations, and a list of helpful resources.
  • SEE: Halloween for Christ Manual by NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This manual includes 5 variations of events that are good for churches to do around Halloween. It also has some preaching themes, helpful resources, and additional ideas.
  • SEE: Evangelistic Events at Thanksgiving and Christmas Manual by NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This manual provides different event plans for Christmas and Thanksgiving along with sermon themes and a list of additional resources.

Tracts

  • Split Time Tract by NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This tract attracts a lot of attention and is easy to use. The opening statement can be used as a riddle: “What single event in human history has the power to split time?
  • God’s Special Plan Tract by NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This tract is designed for use with children. It is interactive and provides a simple and clear presentation of the gospel.
  • IQ / Smart Cards by Living Waters Publications, 800-437-1893, http://www.livingwaters.com/. These cards are great for starting a witnessing conversation quickly and humorously. They work well at block parties, youth events, and at the fair.
  • Reasons for Believing by Frank Harber Evangelistic Association, 817-903-9074, http://www.frankharber.org/. This tract presents evidence that Jesus was a real historical, that Jesus died on a cross, that Jesus rose from the dead, and that he is the only way to God.
  • Steps to Peace with God by Billy Graham, 866-526-7173, http://www.billygrahambookstore.org/. This tract is available in a variety of tranquil covers and it graphically presents the gospel using the bridge illustration. Because Billy Graham signed this tract it has a lot of credibility.
  • Got Life? By Heart Spring Media, 866-GOT-LIFE (468-5433). This tract uses the acrostic LIFE to present the Gospel and the acrostic RAMP as an apologetic. It visually attractive and well illustrated.

Prospect Development

  • Broadman Prospect Services 800-464-2799, http://prospectservice.lifewaystores.com/. This is a division of LifeWay Christian Resources and they can provide your church prospect information like “New Move In” labels and a variety of information that can help you find people in your community.
  • Mapping Center for Evangelism 888-627-7997, http://www.mappingcenter.org/. The Mapping Center can provide your church the names, addresses, telephone numbers of people in your area, and the corresponding maps that will help you locate them. The mapping center can help your church with a variety of services related to direct mail and canvassing neighborhoods. This is an invaluable tool for any church that is serious about getting into the community. For more information on utilizing the mapping center, please contact the Evangelism office at 405-942-3000, Ext. 4313.

Ministry Evangelism

  • Servanthood Evangelism by the NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This manual is a must for any church. For just $4.00 you can get over a 100 simple ideas to reach you community.
  • His Heart Our Hands by the NAMB, 866-407-NAMB (6262). This comprehensive kit includes a ministry evangelism guide, inspirational video, CD with sermons by Charles Roesel and power point presentations, and a Servanthood Evangelism manual. This tool will help your church effectively minister to the needs of those around you.
  • 101 Ways to Reach Your Community by Steve Sjogren, 888-KINDNESS, www.servantevangelism.com. This simple little book will give the best ideas from the man who wrote the book, “Conspiracy of Kindness.” The book is full of ideas that your church needs.

Most of these resources listed above can be found and downloaded in a PDF through the NAMB website at www.namb.net.