Evangelism Equipping Resources

We are building a link library of evangelism training resources – for churches to use with members for training in evangelism. If you would like to suggest a resource to add to this list, you can let us know here

The New Parish – Book by Paul Sparks
The New Parish – How Neighbourhood Churches are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community  “When . . . faith communities begin connecting together, in and for the neighborhood, they learn to depend on God for strength to love, forgive and show grace like never before. . . . The gospel becomes so much more tangible and compelling when the local church is actually a part of the community, connected to the struggles of the people, and even the land itself.”Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight J. Friesen have seen–in cities, suburbs and small towns all over North America–how powerful the gospel can be when it takes root in the context of a place, at the intersection of geography, demography, economy and culture. This is not a new idea–the concept of a parish is as old as Paul’s letters to the various communities of the ancient church. But in an age of dislocation and disengagement, the notion of a church that knows its place and gives itself to where it finds itself is like a breath of fresh air, like a sign of new life.

Life on Mission – Book/DVD Series by Tim Harlow
Life on Mission is a Book and DVD series by Tim Harlow. Video series is 6x ~15minute videos plus guided discussion. The LIFE ON MISSION kit offers clear biblical teaching and provocative discussion questions designed to empower small groups to share their faith with people in their own backyards. This six-week study looks at topics like how to connect with unbelievers, how serving others can open their hearts to the Gospel, and how paying attention to our own spiritual growth can strengthen our witness.

The Rooftop (Dennis Pethers) Course / Web Resource
‘The Rooftop is a new Viz-A-Viz Ministry that started its UK development in Spring 2013. The vision from ‘ The Rooftop’ is for us all to seek a fresh vision of God’s heart for the lost people in our communities. To enable us to do this, ‘The Rooftop’ initially offers churches a ‘3 step-journey’  and resources  to inspire, equip and enable Christians to share the gospel confidently,with those who are beyond the walls of our church buildings.

Book: Reimagining Evangelism  by Rick Richardson
Reimagining Evangelism: Inviting Friends on a Spiritual Journey
[~$15] Finalist, Fourth Annual Outreach Resource of the Year (2006) Sometimes talking about Jesus with your friends can feel like trying to close a deal on a sales call, pushing something on people they may not really want. Imagine being free to be yourself and free for the Spirit to work in you. Imagine that it doesn’t depend on you alone but that you can be an important part of a witnessing community. Imagine telling people stories instead of trying to download content. Here is your invitation to reimagine what evangelism could be for you.

Becoming a Contageous Christian
contagiouschristian.com [DVD series ~$35 at Koorong] Developed by Willow Creek in the USA, this popular training program has been completely updated and revised and can now be used in the classic seminar format, or as a church-wide campaign.

Mateship Evangelism
crossoveronline.com.au/resources/natural-evangelism-free-resource  [Free] This resource was developed by Australia’s Steve Ingram for use in his own church, and has been shared here. The focus is on evangelism through existing relationships.