Apr 07, 2017

Reach

Sharing Christ on Campus

Intentional, organic, or...?


“The best kind of evangelism is the kind that you do.” This video discusses various approaches to sharing Christ on campus, and encourages leaders to set the pace in vision, strategy, and example for their students.

Key Points:

  • A initiative approach to evangelism emphasizes sharing the gospel as a spiritual discipline. That every believer should be sharing the gospel regularly as an act of obedience.
  • A healthy ministry employs a balance of initiative and organic evangelism.
  • What gets celebrated gets repeated. When students begin to celebrate evangelism and decisions to follow Christ together, it builds momentum and becomes an integral part of the ministry.
  • “Pray for open doors but jiggle handles.”
  • When sharing your testimony, “Don’t gloss over the crossover.”

Questions to consider:

  • What is the strategy for evangelism in your ministry? Could your students articulate this strategy with clarity?
  • In what ways can you encourage celebration around evangelism?
  • As a leader, how are you faithfully modeling a lifestyle of evangelism for your students?

Links and additional resources:

http://collegiatecollective.com/gospel-appointments-part-1/

http://collegiatecollective.com/gospel-appointments-part-2/

http://campusministry.org/docs/tools/Gospel-Appointments.pdf


about the author

Chase Abner


Chase is Church Planting Catalyst with the North American Mission Board and a consultant with the Salt Network, based in Ames, IA.

about the author

David Worcester


David is the founder and director of Challenge at San Diego State and serves as an Elder at Mission Trails Church near the campus. He is passionate about mobilizing students to share their faith and make disciples. He’s helped develop GospelAppointments.com which is a resource that helps students and college ministers share with others in an intentional and personal way. David just finished his Masters in Theological Studies at Gateway Seminary and now has even more time for blogging about campus ministry, reading, surfing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with his wife Jessica and one year old son Samuel.

about the author

Gary Stidham


Gary is the director of the Baptist Student Ministry at the University of Texas – Arlington. He and his wife Teresa have two sons.