What could help you grow in your relationship with God? What is a great way to help stretch your faith? What could help your ministry grow and keep it from stagnating? What could add a spark of excitement to your overall ministry on campus?
We’re talking about personally sharing your faith with others. This is at the core of our ministry. We have weekly meetings, Bible studies, and even social events for the purpose of building people up, encouraging them, and strengthening their relationship to God. This is all with the purpose of training people to help reach the whole campus with the gospel message.
The apostle Paul encourages us in 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 to keep looking to make a difference in people’s lives; “17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.”
Again in 1Peter 3:15, Peter encourages us: “15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…”
This week, make it a point to be sure everyone in your ministry who is willing, be trained in the Big Six http://crupress.campuscrusadeforchrist.com/green/_assets/resources/The_Big_Six_Questions.pdf Training can be done by turning the Big Six into a Bible study and use it during your regular study times. Teach it as part of your weekly meeting or teach it one-on-one. It is important that everyone understands the basics of the gospel message. They can then use it anywhere, anytime, and with other evangelistic tools. Go for it.
Talk to you next week,
Ben Rivera/The GodSquad Team