INCREDIBLE! This Is The Final Stretch...

We’re Called to Go!

Sharing Hope Through Conversation

SESSION FOUR

Now that you’ve been through the first 3 stages, it’s time to put all of your knowledge into action.

You’ll Learn To…

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Remove the pressure.

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Eliminate awkwardness and anxiety.

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Make new friends.

Paving the Way to Share the Hope of Jesus Christ…

One of the things that keeps so many Christians from sharing their faith with others at a meal table, over a cup of coffee, or if you’ve just met someone and are getting to know them is that we don’t really know how to gracefully transition the conversation to the Gospel without it seeming awkward or weird.  Before watching the video,  click on the “Conversation Tips & Transitions Notes” document below and print.  There are a series of 10 focus points to help you learn to engage in a conversation and pivot to the gospel with a series of questions that help it seem more natural and just part of the flow.  Enjoy!

Conversation Tips

& Transitions Notes

Learning From Other’s Conversations Can Help You…

Remember, sharing the hope of Jesus Christ begins with casual, genuine, and friendly conversation.  If you do that, you have succeeded.  Some plant, some water, but it’s God who brings the increase…So relax and GO make new friends!

Share with a Friend

Share at a Restaurant

Share at the Spa

Share at the Gym

Share with Family

Share at a Gas Station

Share in a Store

Share at the Gym

Share at Work

Share at the Salon

Share with a Neighbor

Share with Teens

Action Items

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Starter

Meet up with your ONE in a setting that is comfortable and natural for you both.

As your conversation progresses about normal everyday life, share with them how you have been praying for them. 

If they are appreciative and open, ask if you can share a story with them, then progress through the ten conversation tips and se how far you get.

If they are not ready to go to the Gospel, transition to another topic.  You can revisit it again later.

Learner

Introduce yourself to someone new.  After they respond, ask them how their day or week is going and lead into a casual conversation.

Get to know them, ask questions, listen and give them time to respond.  As the conversation ends, ask them if there is anything you can pray for them about.  If they give you something, ask if it’s OK to pray for them now, if it’s OK, then do so right then.

If they are willing to exchange contact info or connect with you on Social media, be sure to do so.  Take the conversation as far as they are willing to go with it.  At a minimum, follow up with them later regarding their prayer request and continue to move the conversation to the Gospel as they allow.

*Go through this process with your ONE as well.

Equipper

Bring the Christian friend you are discipling with you to connect with someone in public or if you’re meeting with people over a meal or coffee, have them along to observe.

Introduce yourself to someone new.  After they respond, ask them how their day or week is going and lead into a casual conversation.

Get to know them, ask questions, listen and give them time to respond.  As the conversation ends, ask them if there is anything you can pray for them about.  If they give you something, ask if it’s OK to pray for them now, if it’s OK, then do so right then.

If they are willing to exchange contact info or connect with you on Social media, be sure to do so.  Take the conversation as far as they are willing to go with it.  At a minimum, follow up with them later regarding their prayer request and continue to move the conversation to the Gospel as they allow.

*Go through the conversation process with your ONE.  If it is appropriate to have the Christian friend you are discipling along be sure to do that.

Helpful Tip:

When speaking with others, take the conversation as far as they are willing to go.  Watch for ques that indicate it’s time to stop.  It’s OK to press a little but you don’t want to frustrate them.  To keep the conversation alive in the future, exchange contact info and reach out again later about their prayer needs.  You can also hand them a 1MillionStories church story card so they can see how God has worked in your life and the lives of others.

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