5 SEGUES TO SHARE THE GOSPEL

 

Be Confident
The words you say have the power to change lives for eternity.

Be Clear
For good news to be good, it has to be clear, so people can have the right response.

Be Caring
The end goal is not to try and convince others of an ideology but out of our love for others, we want them to receive and hear the good news. Present the gospel & love the person in front of you.

SEGUE 1 – TESTING THE WATERS

Question/Statement: “My plans this weekend include going to church. Have you been to church before?”
  • If, “no” – Share your experience and then take the opportunity to invite your friend to church!
  • If, “yes” – ask, “How was your experience with church?” (Allow your friend to respond and acknowledge response)

 

Transition into personal testimony & 4 Circles:
  • Say, “We can experience God because of what He did for us. Let me share with you what God did for me.”
  1. There was a time in my life where I used to be…
  2. I came to a turning point in my life when I found Jesus…
  3. Since then all this weight I was carrying is now gone since Jesus became a part of my life and now I’m…
  • Share the 4 circles gospel tool

SEGUE 2 – MEETING NEEDS

Question/Statement: “I may not have a solution, but I do know a God that can help”

 

Transition into personal testimony & 4 Circles:
  • Share a similar experience you have had in the past (may not be the same need but perhaps one that gave you the same response) and share how God intervened in that situation.
  • Say “We all face moments where we feel pressure put on us from difficult circumstances.”
  • “In the midst of pressure, we can be confident that the future is gonna be better because of Jesus.”
  • Let me share with you why I’ve placed my trust in God (who has a great plan for my life and your life).
  • 3 pointers to share a testimony: 
  1. There was a time in my life where I used to be…
  2. I came to a turning point in my life when I found Jesus…
  3. Since then all this weight I was carrying had now gone since Jesus became a part of my life and now I’m…
  • Share the 4 circles gospel tool: you will need to tie the gospel back to the pre- believer’s needs

SEGUE 3 – STRAIGHT UP

Question/Statement: “Have you heard about Jesus?”

 

Transition into personal testimony & 4 Circles:
  • Say, “Can I share why I believe in Jesus?
  • 3 pointers to share a testimony:
  1. There was a time in my life where I used to be…
  2. I came to a turning point in my life when I found Jesus…
  3. Since then all this weight I was carrying had now gone since Jesus became a part of my life and now I’m…
  • Share the 4 circles gospel tool: “Let me share using these 4 simple illustrations…”

SEGUE 4 – LIFE AFTER DEATH

Question/Statement: “Why am I afraid of dying? Is it the pain of death or the life after death that scares me the most?”

 

Transition into personal testimony & 4 Circles:
  • Say, “The fear of death is something we think of often or maybe we try not to think about it. But the reality is that death is inevitable and where we spend eternity would depend on the choices we make now. Can I share my experience with you?
  • 3 pointers to share a testimony:
  1. There was a time in my life where I used to be fearful of death…
  2. I came to a turning point in my life when I found Jesus…
  3. Since then the fear I was carrying had now gone since Jesus became a part of my life and now I’m…
  • Share the 4 circles gospel tool (focus on freedom from fear): “Let me share using these 4 simple illustrations…”

SEGUE 5 – PERSONAL TESTIMONY

Question/Statement:
  • Share personal testimony of how God turned your life around (e.g. a complete change in school/work/marriage/relationships)

OR

  • Share personal testimony of how God healed you or someone you know of a sickness.

 

Transition into personal testimony & 4 Circles:
  • Say, “God is very real and we can not just know about Him, but we can experience His goodness in our lives because of what Jesus did for us.”
  • 3 pointers to share a testimony:
  1. There was a time in my life where I used to be…
  2. I came to a turning point in my life when I found…
  3. Since then all this weight/ sickness I had is gone and now I am…
  • Share the 4 circles gospel tool: “Let me share with you why I am using these 4 simple illustrations”