Generally, which of the two would you say is your biggest hurdle to sharing the gospel?
- Avoiding, being paralyzed, or feeling stuck
- Being aggressive, debating or judging
Would your friends or family agree with your answer?
- Some of them say I’m either too aggressive or too paralyzed, but I don’t agree
- Some would agree; some won’t
- You bet! They’d totally agree
Answer the questions below. Consider sharing your answers with growth partners. If you’re completing the program solo, write your responses in a journal.
- Which of the options did you identify as your general tendency when it comes to sharing the gospel? (Avoiding, paralyzed & stuck vs. aggressive, debating, judging)
- Why do you lean in this direction?
- How about whether your friends and family might agree or disagree with your answer? Any insights you care to share?
Initiating Gospel Conversations
To help you overcome some of these hurdles, watch this video and respond to the prompts that follow.
Capture your insights by responding to the following prompts.
- What is one thing that stood out for you from the video?
- Thinking of specific interactions with fellow athletes, how might you model the gospel in Body Mode? Natural Mode? Ministry Mode?
Respond to the questions below. As before, consider sharing your answers with a growth partner. If you’re completing the program solo, write your responses in a journal.
- Do you have any questions regarding the supplemental resources?
- Which of the tools do you envision using?
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
colossians 4:2-6 ESV
How to Model the Gospel is the second journey of the Equipped Disciples Curriculum from Athletes in Action. Learn about the whole five collection series and how the parts fit together.