In follow up to last Sunday’s sermon on the Great Commission, here are just a few recommended resources to use in evangelistic or discipleship relationships.

Evangelism

· Tell the Truth by Will Metzger – This is a training manual that one Small Group will be using soon to grow in learning how to share the good news.

· If You Could Ask God One Question by Paul Williams and Barry Cooper – An approachable book that can help with people’s questions and objections as you share the good news.

· Christianity Explained – This is a study designed for use in a one-on-one setting.

· Christianity Explored – A seven-week course designed for a group of seekers.

· The Story or 3-2-1 – Here are two simple, online gospel presentations that may be useful.

· For Your Joy by John Piper – A little evangelistic book which shows that God is to be enjoyed.

· The Reason for God by Tim Keller – If you have a friend who is more philosophically oriented, reading through this with him/her would be a great idea. It’s kind of the modern day equivalent of Mere Christianity (which is still a helpful book today).

Discipleship

· Matthias Media – Check out all the great resources here, especially their emphasis on one-to-one Bible reading.

· Gospel-Centred Series – This series of short booklets have solid content and are really great for providing structure to a one-on-one meeting.

· Downline Builder – Here’s a handy online tool that helps you to customize a discipleship plan.

And don’t forget, if you want to apply this stuff in our ‘hood, this website can help: www.UICArea.com.

Also, here’s just a sample of resources to help you think about the Great Commission globally.

International Missions

· Christian Mission by John Stott – A classic book to engage with in thinking about the mission Jesus has given us.

· Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper – An excellent book which connects God’s glory with our mission.

· Operation World by Patrick Johnstone and Jason Mandryk – A thick book to help you think, pray, and get excited about reaching the nations.