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CoJourners 1

Joining Others in Spiritual Journey


Everyone is on a spiritual journey.

Our role is to help them come to Jesus.


CoJourner Experience

Students engaging in conversations that enhance relationships by exploring spiritual journeys and talking about Jesus.


Heart Inspiration

  • Christ’s Purpose Becomes Our Purpose

    John 17:1-5

  • Christ’s Passion Becomes Our Passion

    Matthew 9:35-38

  • Christ’s Plan Becomes Our Plan

    Matthew 28:18-20

  • Christ’s Power Becomes Our Plan

    Acts 1:8


CoJourner Roles

  • Explorer

  • Guide

  • Builder

  • Mentor


CoJourner Roles

Builder

Guide

Mentor

Explorer


CoJourner Roles

Guide

Mentor

Explorer


CoJourner Roles

Builder

Guide

Mentor

Explorer


CoJourner Roles

Builder

Explorer

Mentor


Exploring Spiritual Journeys


Listening to Their Story

  • Windows to the Soul

  • Unmet Needs

  • Traces of the Spirit’s Work


Asking Probing Questions


Tracing Their Journey

  • Where they’ve been

  • Where they are

  • Where they are going


Review

  • The Heart Inspiration

  • The CoJourner Roles

  • The Explorer’s Art


CoJourners 2

The Guide


CoJourner Experience

Students engaging in conversations that enhance relationships by exploring spiritual journeys and talking about Jesus.


CoJourner Roles

Builder

Guide

Mentor

Explorer


Exploring Spiritual Journeys

  • Listening to Their Story

  • Asking Probing Questions


Guide

Connect to Community

  • Introduce to Christian Friends

  • Invite to Christian Community


Ask Permission

  • Can I tell you a little bit of my experience?

  • Can I show you something that has really helped me?


Set Up Conversations

SOMETIME, can I show you something that has really helped me?


Share Your Story

  • In an inviting statement – John 4:29

  • In amazing detail – Mark 5:19, 20

  • In a brief account – Acts 26:1-32


Explain the Gospel

One Verse Essence

Romans 6:23


Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death,

but the gift of God is eternal life

inChrist Jesus our Lord.

Eternal Life

Gift

God

In

Christ Jesus

But

Our Lord

X

X

X

Wages

I

sIn

Death

X


Explain the Gospel

  • With An Outline

    • Would You Like to Know God Personally?


Review

  • Priority Connections

  • Power of Your Story

  • Power of the Gospel


CoJourners 3

The Builder


CoJourner Experience

Students engaging in conversations that enhance relationships by exploring spiritual journeys and talking about Jesus.


CoJourner Roles

Builder

Guide

Mentor

Explorer


CoJourner Roles

Builder

Guide

Mentor

Explorer


Obstacles

  • Cultural Influences

  • Intellectual Issues

  • Emotional Baggage

  • Volitional Resistance


Spiritual Issues

  • Prayer

  • Gentle Persuasion

    • -- Grace + Truth


The Beginning Point

  • Understand their Issue

  • Ask Questions

  • Express Understanding


The Ending Point

Ultimately this is about Jesus!


Builder

Building The Bridge

  • Use Experience to Relate

  • Use Questions to Reframe

  • Use Stories to Illustrate

  • Use the Bible to Explain


Review

  • Spiritual Issues

  • Prayer & Gentle Persuasion

  • Building Bridges


CoJourners Equipment Pack

  • Small Group – Equipping for Outreach

  • 20 Discussions – 8-12 minute each

    • Heart Inspiration (4)

    • Explorer (4)

    • Guide (4)

    • Builder (4)

    • Mentor (4)


,

  • To Connect to New Friends

  • To Connect to A Community

  • To Connect One-on-One


Mentor

Establish New Believers

  • Life Concepts

    • -- Assurance

    • -- God’s Love & Forgiveness

    • -- How to Be Filled with the Spirit

    • -- How to Walk in the Spirit

    • -- How to Grow


Assist Struggling Believers

  • The Turning Point: The Filling of the Spirit

  • The Tool: Satisfied?


Relational Opportunities

Priority Relationships

Divine Appointments

Strategic Outreach


CoJourners


Fear

Unsure how

SILENCE

Lack opportunities

Too busy

The Big Four Why we don’t share our faith?


Heart Desire

Know How

WITNESS

Relational Connections

Planned Involvement

The Bigger Four What compels us to share Christ?


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