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Knowing how to share the Gospel is as important as knowing we need to be sharing it. Let's face it, jumping into sharing our faith cold turkey can be hard and awkward!
We teach kids and youth we should be sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, but often we neglect equipping them with how to share the Gospel. Here are six new creative ideas that can be used as starting points to sharing our faith.
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This simple cut & fold cross is almost like a magic trick and can demonstrate how to share the Gospel in a fun creative way. All that's needed is a sheet of paper, pair of scissors and something with which to write.
At this point, your own personal story of how you came to see your need for Jesus and accept His free gift of eternal life would make a big impact. A witness just shares what they've seen and heard.
Even if a child or youth just shows a friend how to make this cross while revealing the message "Jesus loves you!", it may open doors for further communication.
When we made the Cut & Fold cross in our Small Group, they immediately started talking about "fortune-tellers" or "cootie-catchers." These are the fun fold and open guessing games kids make out of paper.
It made me think of how much fun they would have using one of these as a conversation starter to show them how to share the Gospel.
Share Jesus Catcher - printable
1. Use the outside pictures as the choose one.
2. Use the inside conversation questions to help learn how to share the Gospel:
This are to be used as doors to conversation and not all at once. They are a way to introduce the topic of the Good News and allow the Holy Spirit to work.
This object lesson using money walks through how to share the gospel with Ephesians 2:8-10 and a dollar bill of any denomination ($1, $5, $10, etc.). Even most kids or youth have a "buck" on them. Teach them how to use this as an illustration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Students will learn conversation starters through this how to share the Gospel scavenger hunt. Each item includes a Bible verse and explanation of God's love for an overview of God's character and the Gospel message along with a few lessons on how we should treat others.
Teach children or youth to use the eight basic colors to share the Gospel. Colors are all around us and are great conversation starters into talking about Jesus!
For further details, check out the full object lesson using colors.
This drawing is so small and simple, it can be drawn on a post-it note or any small piece of paper or on a playground with chalk or written in the dirt.
There are several easy ways to draw how to share the Gospel. A fairly new one created by Jimmy Scroggins uses three circles - the circle of God's Design, the circle of brokenness, the circle of the Gospel leading to restoration and new life!
Other ways to use drawing to share the Gospel can be found on our Witnessing Tools Page.
The 3 Circles Presentation from North American Mission Board on Vimeo.
Using four different color cups (styrofoam painted), this video shares a really creative way how to share the Gospel in more detail with children and youth.
Romans 1:20 tells us - "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made,"
All around us God has provided opportunities for us to share His Good News! Let's look around and be ready to share the truth of His love and gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.
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