As you all know, it takes a lot of effort to deliver a stellar outreach meeting, and opinions differ on which of the following are most likely to draw teens in and transform lives:
- A worthy, engaging service project
- Great pizza
- Crazy, fun games
- Your skill at juggling flaming poodles
While the argument could be made that any and all of the above have played a role in bringing teens to Christ (maybe not the poodles…), I believe the very best outreach meeting looks entirely different.
That’s because your teens themselves are the very best outreach meeting ever. When you train and equip them to share the gospel with their friends, you unleash them to become a walking, talking outreach meeting everywhere they go!
Check out the Apostle Paul’s effectiveness in multiplying his ministry by pouring into the lives of those in his spiritual care:
You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts (2 Corinthians 3:2-3).
Your teens are a letter from Christ, known and read by everybody.
But do you have a strategy for training and equipping your students to become a powerful and compelling letter from Christ? Do they know how to share the gospel? Have you unleashed them to impact their friends for Jesus? If you have an evangelism training strategy that’s working, GREAT! If you don’t, it’s time to get one!
After all, the average teen has 102 friends. And friends have 100 times more influence on their own friends than a stranger does. By training and equipping your teens to be that outreach meeting every day, you leverage their influence and unleash them for relational evangelism. And friends who would never set foot in a youth group meeting will have the chance to hear the Good News.
When you motivate and mobilize your teens to share their faith, everywhere they go they’ll be unleashed to be the best outreach meeting you’ve ever delivered.
If you want some help with evangelism training we have a conference that has helped thousands of teens become more comfortable sharing their faith. In fact, that is what our evangelism training conferences are all about! Click here for more information on Dare 2 Share or to find if the un. Tour conference is coming to an area near you.