Witness is the work we have been given to do as the church scattered. We have opportunities to speak of Jesus with the people in our everyday lives who are our friends, co-workers, neighbors, family members, etc.
As we engage the people in our everyday lives, we need to be mindful of the specific contexts in which they are living. What are their current attitudes toward religion? Did they grow up in the church? What events or issues are going on in their lives that would affect their worldview and willingness to hear the Gospel? Every person’s context is unique, and so should be our approach to witnessing to that person.
The primary resources for witnessing in specific contexts are the Every One His Witness context modules, which can be accessed online after completing the Every One His Witness core module workshop.
Context module topics include witnessing to:
- Different world religions
- Cults and religious movements
- The dechurched or unchurched (people who grew up in the church but no longer attend or people who have never been to church)
- People experiencing specific life events or issues
- People in need of human care
The Every One His Witness core module is made up of six sessions that address how to witness in a general sense. The sessions focus on using the LASSIE (Listen-Ask-Seek-Share-Invite-Encourage) approach for witnessing.
Every One His Witness was originally designed to be used as a group workshop or group Bible study. This self-study version adapts the original materials for use by an individual with or without a partner.
The self-study guide is best used in conjunction with the participant’s workbook, which is available through Concordia Publishing House (visit https://www.cph.org and search “Every One His Witness” for ordering information).
- Witnessing (Individual Evangelism)
- Basic Witnessing
- World Religions
- Cults & Religious Movements
- Life Events/Issues
- Human Care
- Outreach (Congregational Evangelism)