Turning Everyday Conversations into Gospel Conversations (Hardcover)
B&H Books, 9781462747849, 144pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
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We live in a broken world.
And the gospel is how God puts broken people back together again. Once we repent and believe in Jesus, God’s Spirit helps us recover and pursue His design. God is the one who created the world and every human being in it.
Authors Jimmy Scroggins and Steve Wright outline a reproducible method of sharing the gospel that has been tested in the real world. Turning Everyday Conversations Into Gospel Conversations is a simple strategy to train new and seasoned believers to join God in His reconciliation work.
Turning Everyday Conversations Into Gospel Conversations equips believers to use the innovative "3 Circles," a user-friendly evangelistic tool for a new generation. Scroggins and Wright train readers to incorporate the biblical metanarrative, as well as our own personal stories, to tell the good news that Jesus has made a way out of the broken places we find ourselves.
Churches around the world are training people to share the gospel using this method. It has proven appeal across generations and cultures. They've heard stories about an 8-year-old boy leading his 26-year-old cousin to repent and believe in Jesus and a 70-plus-year-old church member, who had never before shared his faith, leading his Spanish-speaking neighbor to Christ. It’s been used to train the Mixtec in Mexico, Maasai Warriors in Kenya, and prisoners in America. It’s been presented on napkins, in concrete, in the sand, and using tortillas. The 3 Circles work, and this book will train you and your church members to use it.
It doesn’t matter if you have been a Christian for decades or days, you can learn to do what God asks us to do—to make His appeal to others through us (2 Cor. 5:20). This short training manual will empower and inspire millions of Christians to turn hundreds of millions of everyday conversations into gospel conversations.
About the Author
Jimmy Scroggins serves as the Lead Pastor of Family Church in West Palm Beach, FL. Jimmy is married to Kristin and they are blessed with eight children – James, Daniel, Jeremiah, Isaac, Stephen, Anna Kate, Mary Claire and Caleb. Jimmy earned his PhD from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Jimmy is dedicated to building families in South Florida through a network of neighborhood churches. His vision is to see each Family Church campus on mission to help people in their community discover and pursue God’s design. The Family Church Network has a vision to plant 100 churches in South Florida.
Steve Wright serves as Pastor of Discipleship and Church Planting at Family Church in West Palm Beach, FL. Steve is married to Tina and they are blessed with three children – Sara, William, and Tyler. Steve earned his PhD from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Steve is also the author of ApParent Privilege – Family Discipleship and reThink - Decide for Yourself: Is Student Ministry Working? Steve is passionate about multiplying disciples and desires that every resident in South Florida have repeated gospel conversations.
Praise For Turning Everyday Conversations into Gospel Conversations…
“The time is now for us to get serious about training Christians to seize everyday opportunities to spread the gospel. This book puts us well on our way to doing just that. I recommend it to anyone who wants to obey Jesus’ command to ‘go and make disciples.’”
Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
“I applaud Jimmy and Steve for adapting principles that have started multiplying movements around the world to their South Florida context. I would encourage any Christian who cares about spreading the gospel to read this book, learn from it, and develop a strategy for reaching their city, county, and state.”
Ying Kai, founder of T4T Global Missions, church planter and pastor, author of T4T: A Discipleship ReRevolution
“Most Christians understand that Jesus has com- manded us to carry the gospel to those who don’t yet know Him. But far too many Christians can’t imagine how to have those conversations without feeling like a salesman or a cult leader. In this book, Jimmy Scroggins and Steve Wright show the way, with practical wisdom. This could light a fire under your personal witness, or under the evangelism of your church or ministry.”
Russell D. Moore, president, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
“I wholeheartedly recommend this book to any pastor or church leader who is interested in seeing the Holy Spirit do a work in their community. I have seen firsthand how the multiplying principles laid out here work. I have also seen firsthand how reproducing and reproducible the 3 Circles is as a gospeling tool. If people put into practice what they read here, I think we will see more and more Americans repent and believe in Jesus. And that fires me up!”
Jeff Sundell, director of US Strategies, e3 Partners, Romans 15:23, #NoPlaceLeft