The Two Ways to Live: Know and share the gospel course stems from the conviction that every Christian should know and understand the gospel clearly, and be able to explain their faith effectively when the opportunity arises. However, the beauty of this course is that it does not assume that every Christian will have the same gifts or opportunities to share the gospel.
Participants spend some time looking at what the Bible says about sharing the gospel, and at the attitudes, motivations and methods that should accompany it. They learn not only what the gospel actually is, but how to share it simply and naturally with others. This involves learning to adapt a basic gospel outline to their own conversational style, and practicing this skill in different contexts. They also spend time reflecting on the content and theology of the gospel outline, through listening to two talks (available free online), and discussing them in the group.
After this seven-week course, participants should come away with:
- a sound and thorough knowledge of what the gospel is, and
- the ability to share it with someone clearly and naturally when the opportunity arises.
This leader's manual gives you the content to help you lead the course. However, the video material (available on Vimeo) is an optional, but highly recommended, resource containing extra input for the leader as well as role plays and demonstrations to use throughout the course). You will also need a participant's workbook for the leader and each person doing the course.