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 serving in Ames, IA.

about the author

David Worcester


David Worcester is the Lead Pastor Compass Church in the San Diego State area. In addition to leading his church he blogs and speaks about college ministry, gospel appointments, and evangelism. David is married to Jessica Worcester whom he fell in love with while doing college ministry together and they have a two sons, Samuel and Joshua. David graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies and received a Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. He enjoys talking ministry with his twin brother Paul Worcester, father John Worcester and two other brothers doing collegiate planting in a closed country.

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.