A lot goes into leading a Bible study group! Preparing to teach the lesson, connecting with newcomers, and pursuing your own daily time in God’s Word are all vital parts of investing in a Bible study group. It might be easy to miss one more key role, but it’s too important to overlook! Evangelism. Sharing the gospel is simply one person telling another about the forgiveness and new life Jesus offers. God desires to use your group to help others come to faith in Christ. Here are three things to remember about mobilizing your group to share Christ.
- A Bible study group will have unique opportunities.
Often, my own gospel conversations have been individual ones spent talking with someone on-on-one. These have been valuable exchanges. However, I’ve also seen God work in a group setting, where a rich discussion allows several people to share.
- Your Bible study group is a significant part of God’s work in your community.
Don’t shortchange this truth: God is always at work and He invites us to participate in His mission. Your group is a valuable tool for the Kingdom. God can use the relationships within your group for His purposes. He can also work in and through the relationships your group members have with those far from Him.
- Evangelism engages group members in ministry.
James teaches us to act on what the Bible teaches. “But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves” (James 1:22). When your group endeavors to share Christ together, each person involved is given the opportunity to engage in ministry. Newer Christians get to learn from more experienced believers, seasoned Christians are reminded of the urgency of the gospel, and everyone scores a front-row seat to watch God work.
God desires to use your group to grow His Kingdom. Don’t miss out on this privilege to co-labor with those in your group so that someone will hear and have a chance to respond to the gospel!