Maybe you want to encourage your students to do a St. Valentine’s Day outreach. Maybe you want them to think about a hip hop survey or some other outreach to African Americans during Black History Month. Probably you have outreaches planned for your ministries in the coming weeks. And though you want your students to participate in those planned outreaches, you are more interested in knowing that they look for ways to share with their friends and engage in ongoing conversations about Christ with non-believers.
That is why I like the CoJourners Training Series on GodSquad.
Everyone is on a spiritual journey. Some are moving toward God, while others are moving away. We have the privilege of entering into a person’s spiritual journey and helping them come to Christ. That is what a CoJourner is, a person who travels with others spiritually, helping them come to Jesus. Along their journey we play four different roles:
Explorer – to discover where they are spiritually
Guide – to show them the way to Jesus
Builder – to provide bridges over the obstacles along the way
Mentor – to encourage them to continue on
You can get to all of the CoJourner resources on GodSquad. You can find it listed in the Essential Tools box on the first page of the Squadroom.
Ben Rivera, master Bible study leader, Keith Davy, Director of Research and Development and the developer of the CoJourner concept and Jeff Bridgforth’s expert design and webmaster skills have created this 7 week training series.
Everything you need for training your students with this series is there. During the seven week series you will read the contents of all the cards in the Equipment Pack, but you will focus on selected skills. You will find here a one page introduction and the first week’s lesson to give you a taste of what they are like. They only take 10-12 minutes to work through and can easily be done during your training portion of your weekly Bible study.
In the CoJourners Equipment Pack, four cards give motivation for us to join in another’s spiritual journey and there are four cards for each role to build the skills to Explore, Guide, Build and Mentor. But you may find that you would like to purchase the Equipment Pack to make it easier for you. The staff price of $6.50 is available in the GodSquad Store. (user id: thegodsquad, password: 2timothy2)
CoJourners is described as “a passionate and purposeful adventure in authentic relationships”. Quite frankly, sharing with our friends is often the most difficult evangelism that many of us do. I believe that this will really help us to overcome the initial inertia and fear that we have in sharing with our friends. Please consider asking everyone who leads a Bible study in your ministry to take a look at the introduction and first week page and then start setting aside time in their studies to do this training. And together, let us trust God that as we enter into their spiritual journey, many of our friends will move closer to the Lord.
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