Evangelism Principles

My Old School Way of Sharing the Gospel

Why some consider the Four Spiritual Laws as outdated, the booklet is actually still a powerful go-to for many. 


 

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Start a Spiritual Conversation With One Word

The Words Project helps foster spiritual conversations with ease.



 

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Risky Faith: Taking the Gospel to Your Family

Pastor Matt DeCola talks about the risks and challenges involved in sharing Christ with your family, and offers 7 helpful principles in moving toward family members with the gospel.

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Falling Plates Went Viral in My Family

"I had no idea that a simple evangelistic film would be shared with so many family members."


 

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Preparing Your Personal Testimony

Learn what a personal testimony is and how to prepare one to share with others. 

 

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CoJourners

A proven approach to conversational evangelism. Built around four roles, CoJourners helps you learn (or teach) the art of entering the spiritual journeys of others to help them come to Jesus.

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How to Love Someone When You Think They’re Wrong

"It shouldn’t surprise you that people hold onto their beliefs and ideologies strongly. I know this because it’s exactly what I do."

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A Way to Talk About Jesus With Today’s Generation

The Agape movement in Switzerland uses four symbols on a wristband to simply and clearly explain the gospel.
 

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30 Ways to Show Someone You Care

You can serve others to build relationships for spiritual conversations and to care for others. Here’s 30 ideas to get started. 

 

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Why Are You Leaving Ministry to the Experts?

A couple learned how to trust God in uncharted territory by leading a Bible study for blind people.

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Take Off Your Mask

Learn how to tell your “before and after Christ” testimony with authenticity. 

 

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How to Respond to Someone Leaving Christianity

People are leaving the church. Here are 6 ways to continue the conversation with them. 

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How Should Christians Respond To Earth Day?

I believe nature is one of the most powerful tools we have in worship and evangelism.





 

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What Happens When People Google "Jesus"

We turn to the internet for our ordinary, mundane, and sometimes embarrassing questions. But we also look to this infinite store of knowledge for answers to life's most complex moral, intellectual, and spiritual quandaries.

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Don't Wait – Spill Your Secrets

Some will say you should build a resume of trust first, before risking telling the mystery of the gospel. That helps, but it’s not essential.




 

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The Gospel Isn't for My Friends

How do we move beyond insecurities and fears to communicate our most important news with the most important people in our lives?talking friends

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Are You Communicating Well?

Our communication can either take away from the gospel message or illuminate the gospel message.
 

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Why You're Losing the Thinking Man's Battle

The American church is sorely lacking in its ability to equip believers intellectually for the battle this world is currently waging.

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Evangelism Without a Bullhorn

What does it really look like to obey Jesus’ command to spread the gospel?
 

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5 Ways To Be a Better Witness for Christ

Simple ways to introduce more people to Christ.
 

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Afraid of Offending People With Your Faith?

Helping you obey the Lord’s call to evangelism without turning people away.

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Should You Call Yourself "Evangelical?"

Now, more than ever, as followers of Jesus in a post-Christian culture, what we do needs to match what we say.
 

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Can You Spare Some Change?

What can you do when someone asks you for change? Learn how to respond to panhandling in a God-centered way.
 

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Why We Share the Gospel

Four biblical reasons for doing evangelism and how you might share these biblical motivations with a small group or someone you disciple.

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How One Person Can Help Change the World

God wants to multiply His life a thousand-fold, and He wants to do it through you.


 

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Bringing the Gospel Home

How do you talk to your parents about Jesus? How can I witness to my family?There tends to be three recurring themes: patience, love and comprehensiveness.
 

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Your Testimony: How To Prepare and Tell Your Story

Take a few minutes now, working through these questions, and be ready for the next open door God gives you to tell about your spiritual journey.

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Faith Steps: What Are You Afraid Of?

A South African amusement park intern confronts her fears about evangelism and learns how she can overcome them.

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Faith Steps: 8 Tips to Talking About Jesus

A South African amusement park intern learns 8 keys to evangelism.
 

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Faith Steps: 4 Motivators to Share Your Faith

A South African amusement park intern discovers 4 reasons why we should evangelize.

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An Evangelism Tool You Already Have

As believers, each of us has our own story: the story of how we met Jesus. When combined with our desire to tell others about Him, we have a powerful, versatile and meaningful way to connect others with the very heart of God.

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CruPress Presents: Modes of Evangelism

The three ways God uses believers to proclaim the Gospel.





 

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Evangelism First Steps

3 stories about first-time evangelism.







 

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Good Words, Good Deeds

It is important to keep preaching the gospel to all who will hear, by all sorts of means and methods.




 

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Why Have Evangelism Strategies?

Strategies convert intention into action. Strategies tell us the what, when, and by whom of our purpose. Strategies are a means to an end, not an end in themselves. They are the answer to the question, “How can we reach our campus?”

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Weaving Social Justice into Cru Movements

Blending the compassionate words and works of the gospel in your local context.




 

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Relational Evangelism

Why is it that many Christians become frustrated and don’t follow through when they are asked to bring their friends to an outreach event, or to tell their friends about Christ?

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Holistic Ministry Model

This discussion is intended to clarify the concept of the holistic nature of the gospel, intersecting our walk with the Lord, our Lifetime Laborer, and the social area of life.

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The Power of Story

Part One of the riveting Men's Time at CSU 2007. With wit and wisdom, Dan Allender communicates timeless truths in a fresh, compelling manner.

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The Power of Story, Part II

The second half of Dan Allender's powerful Men's Time seminar at CSU 2007.






 

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An Upside-Down World

The map of global Christianity that our grandparents knew has been turned upside down. At the start of the 21st century, at least 70 percent of the world’s Christians live in the non-Western world – more appropriately called the majority world.
 

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God Uses the Young to Start Revival

For over two decades, Fireseeds has inspired us to pray, to expect the impossible, and to trust God for new works of His Spirit-in our lives and on the campus. Fireseeds is a proven tool for igniting campus wide, student-led prayer.

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The Death of Evangelism

Since the beginning, since the disciples disembarked two-by-two from the flood of Pentecost, the concepts of “death” and “evangelism” have been bound together as closely and solemnly as a suicide pact. 

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Clarifying the Gospel Issue

The gospel consists of two facets: (1) The judicial act of forgiveness by God on the basis of Christ’s death on the cross. (2) The result of accepting this payment, the impartation of new life on the basis of the resurrection.

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Surveys and Questionnaires

Surveys are the most frequently utilized strategy for getting face-to-face with a non-believer. 



 

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Email Series: How to Talk About God

How do we share our faith? How do we help someone understand “the good that is ours in Christ Jesus our Lord?” This series will help you. It will give you ideas that have been used by many, leading thousands (literally) to begin a relationship with Jesus.

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How to Use Facebook

As evangelism is social networking it doesn’t take much imagination to recognize the gospel implications and opportunities presented through the social network of Facebook.

 

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The Christian and Witnessing

Ten steps in helping you share the gospel. 







 

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The One and Only Great Commission

Rick James offers a fascinating look at participating in the plot of God's grand story.

 

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Getting Biblical About Evangelism

Getting Biblical teaches ‘why’ we do evangelism and was intended for the development of students and staff involved in sharing their faith on campus.

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Evangelism Design

There is a heartbeat to evangelism. You hear it as you draw near to God. The veins of gospel outreach pulsate with the love of God.

 

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The Tell-Tale Art

How your story can help change lives.



 

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SLO Meal Packing

One local Cru movement partners with a wide variety of campus organizations to help feed starving children, demonstrating the gospel in a powerful way.

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The Mamelodi Initiative

Mamelodi, South Africa had a need. Boston Cru tried to help. The results were incredible.
 

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Two Movements

Pat McLeod shares from his doctoral research about two of Cru's most effective evangelistic movements.
 

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Overcoming Fears and Excuses

One man’s internal struggle to share the gospel will shine insight into your fears in witnessing.

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Intentional Fishing

As Christians we are called to community. We cannot live the Christian life alone. We are not effective alone. We are social by design.

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Stripped: An Evangelistic Discussion

What if everyone came to a discussion with something to learn and experience? What if both those who follow Jesus and those who don’t follow Him got together and talked about eternal issues of humanity like isolation, love, and purpose?
 

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The Secret of 2 Questions

Starting a life-changing conversation is easier than you think and you can do it anywhere.






 

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The Freshman Evangelism Strategy

God has called Cru to be involved in reaching every student on every campus. The most strategic way we can accomplish this on a regular basis is by concentrating on reaching the Freshman class. They should be the focus of our efforts every year.

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Take Your Hobby to the Next Level

Apply these helpful suggestions to combine your gift and abilities with serving God.

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Do Talk to Strangers

Learn how you can respond to God's call to share your faith with others.
 

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Father Knows Best

Talking to God about someone's needs can bring a chance to talk about God.

 

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Community 2:8 (Evangelistic Community)

Our incredibly high ratio of exposures to involved new believers has left me longing for our evangelistic approaches to be not only successful, but also effective. 

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Finding Common Ground

Practical principles from Cru's founder Dr. Bill Bright for spreading the profound truth about how to begin a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. 
 

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Who Told You About Jesus?

The startling difference between a personal faith and a private faith.



 

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How Not to Kill a Spiritual Conversation

Avoid conversation pitfalls when talking to others about God.






 

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The Evangelism Model

On one level, evangelism is as simple as one person telling another how they can experience the forgiveness of sin through Jesus Christ. But, if we step back and look at the big picture, the ministry of evangelism can be as multi-faceted and complex as the societies in which we live and the people to whom minister.

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Initiative Evangelism: What Does the Bible Say?

What does the Bible say about initiative evangelism? Why should we go to people and offer them the Gospel? As we look at Scripture and the example of Jesus, we find at least five compelling reasons.
 

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Rescue the Dying

A classic message from Ron Hutchcraft about our primary purpose.

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