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Make Known the Love of God

Jesus told his disciples, “I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father” (John 15:15). The most loving act that Christians can do for their friends is to share the love of the gospel which the Father has made known to us. If we love like Jesus we will share like Jesus and strive to advance the gospel every day in common places where we live, work and play.

Our prayer as a church is that our family, friends, neighbors, classmates and co-workers will know that they are loved, by us and our God. 

Share Together!

Share Together is part of the #Share1515 culture we are building as a church and a people who are known for sharing the love of God with our friends. Share Together experiences mobilize Life Groups and provide each member with opportunities to practice sharing in real settings, helping even the most timid Jesus follower begin to share. In September and October we are striving for every Life Group to be part of a Share Together experience. 

Browse the Share Together overview and ideas for Share Together experiences.

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Share Prayer Circles       

Everything believers do is worthless without the power of God giving it meaning. It is the power of God that will give the fainthearted Christian boldness to proclaim the love that is within the gospel.

Share Prayer Circles unite believers to pray for and reach the lost where they live, work and play. These groups gather about once a month in workplaces, neighborhoods and places of recreation. Together believers encourage one another to boldly share the gospel and call for a response. 

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What Is The Gospel?

The gospel is the joyful message of God that leads us to salvation. The gospel message answers four big questions:
Who is God?
Why are we in such a mess?
What did Christ do?
How can we get back to God?

These four questions are answered in the resource called The Story.  
 

Defining The Gospel and Personal Evangelism:

5 Core Practices of Personal Evangelism PDF

What Is The Gospel?

Overview - Condensed summary of the gospel narrative.  
 
Conversation Starters:
The Character of God  - Talk about the attributes of God in everyday conversations.
The Sinfulness of Man - Speaking honestly about sin highlights man's peril and need for holy God. 
The Sufficiency of Christ - Talk frequently of Jesus' life, death and resurrection. 
The Necessity of Repentance and Faith - Speak with confident assurance and expectant hope that rests firmly on the Word of God. 
The Urgency of Eternity - Lovingly share and call for a response in view that your friend’s eternal destiny is at stake.
Sharing the Gospel Using Your Testimony - Weave your personal story into the gospel narrative. 
 
What is the Gospel? PDF - This 20 page PDF contains group discussion outlines and individual resources to help one another talk about each component of the gospel in everyday conversations. 
 

Articles:

Share The Gospel Where You WORK: More of God in the Daily Grind  - This article provides practical help to navigate the tension between our call to make the good news of the gospel known to all people and our hesitation to share the truth in our workplaces.
Mission to North America  - Evangelism is not only as opening our mouths to share, but also opening our ears to listen and probe what others believe.
The Problem with Jesus  - The true Jesus – the incarnate, crucified, risen, ruling Son of God – can’t be changed, but calls us to change instead.
10 Great Commission Thoughts  - A single 30-minute sermon is more time in the Word than 3 billion+ people in the world have in their entire lifetime.
Why Did God Create the World?  - Our lives are to be telescopes for the glory of God. We were created to see his glory, be thrilled by his glory, and live so as to help others see him and savor him for what he really is.
 

Engage The Lost:

Prepare for a Gospel Conversation PDF  - This resource will help you prepare for a gospel conversation with a friend.
Gospel Conversation Starters PDF  - These conversation bridges will help you shift dialogue toward the gospel.
Serve Your City TCBC provides opportunities to build friendships and open doors to share the gospel.
Engaging Internationals - Help internationals feel welcome through friendship, culture, and meeting needs.
Are You Too Christian for Non-Christians?  -  Avoid the gravitational comfort of Christians “cul-de-sacs” and make spending time with unbelieving people a priority.
Engaging People Different Than Yourself  -  Tips for overcoming relational barriers and reaching people through personal evangelism.
Tips For Sharing The Gospel  - Mission should be done with the posture of humility and compassion.
Ways To Be Missional In Your Neighborhood  - Engage the lost where you live through doing normal, everyday things with gospel intentionality.
Simple Ways To Be Missional In Your Workplace  -Engage the lost where you work through everyday good conduct, teamwork and gospel intentionality.
 

Gospel Narratives

Share Jesus Without Fear App on iTunes and Google Play
 

Books:

The Simplest Way to Change the World: Hospitality as a Way of Life by Dustin Willis and Brandon Clements. Hospitality is a beautiful legacy of the church, and a great way to make disciples. 
 
Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus by J. Mack Stiles  - Picture a church where evangelism is simply part of the culture. Leaders share their faith consistently and openly. Members follow, encouraging one another to make evangelism an ongoing way of life.
 
The Master Plan of Evangelism by Dr. Robert E. Coleman  -Instead of drawing on the latest popular fad or the newest selling technique, Dr. Robert E. Coleman looks to the Bible to find the answer to the question: What was Christ's strategy for evangelism?