The Christian message is not advice about how to do things for God, it's news about what God has done for us. The good news about Jesus is the very best of news. And news is only useful if it's shared.
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes..." Romans 1:16
You may have heard people say ‘St. Francis of Assisi said - Preach the gospel at all times. Use words if necessary’. But there is no evidence that St Francis ever said this. More importantly, it’s just not biblical. To be a witness is to be a ‘spoken’ witness.
"How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?" Romans 10:14
Our role is to ‘witness’, to proclaim the gospel with clarity and thoughtfulness.
Bishop Charlie Masters, our diocesan bishop, has written ANiC clergy saying, “My prayer is that, during my term as diocesan, 100% of ANiC parishioners will be able to confidently and winsomely share their testimony and clearly communicate the heart of the Gospel.”
- Are you (and your fellow parishioners) equipped and ready to share your testimony of how you received the Lord Jesus into your life?
- Are you able to share the Gospel in a clear and winsome way and invite people to respond?
- What are you and your church doing to become trained and equipped to be bold witnesses?
We think most Christians have some idea that sharing the news of Jesus is important. But there are often lots of hindrances and fears in our way. We may have good intentions but it may be seldom that we see anything truly come of them.
So, our hope here, and throughout ANiC, is that we can help one another become more encouraged, more equipped and more motivated to actually experience the joy there is in sharing the very best of news with another person.
Scott Hunt (ANiC Comm Director)
Take this quick survey to help us all grow in sharing the gospel!
How to share the story of God, the world, and you.
How to share the gospel in a few minutes using Romans 6:23
Watch the entire 4-part series as Bishop Charlie and Canon Ray David discuss why and how to share the gospel.
You can get pocket-sized booklets which walk through the Bridge Illustration gospel-sharing model here at navpress.com.
Watch Bishop Charlie and Canon Ray David discuss how to invite someone to respond to the gospel.
Bishop Charlie on how he shares the good news of Jesus - the Bridge to Life. It also includes a written tutorial on how to share the gospel this way.
Watch Chapter 2 of our 'Telling the Good News' series, as Bishop Charlie shares about his own journey.
Chapter 1 in our new 'Telling the Good News' video series, exploring why and how to share the news of Jesus.
New Years is the perfect time to be ready to share the hope that's in you!
This is a workshop led by the "Bold Witnesses" priority leadership team that was given at the 2015 ANiC Synod.
Resources aimed at helping to provide a paradigm for declaring Christ in our present culture.
Resources aimed at helping to address objections to belief in Christ.