Sharing your faith with others is our duty as believers. The Great Commission commands us all to make disciples in our city. At Calvary, we believe it is our purpose to carry out the Great Commission by sharing the Gospel of Jesus with our friends and neighbors.
It is the duty and responsibility of every believer to share the good news that Jesus saves sinners. The reality is that 61% of Southern Baptists have not shared their faith in the last six months. We believe we should share, but as a group, we’re not. Calvary is passionate about reaching our city for King Jesus. We want to tell the world about what Jesus has done for us, and how His death and resurrection has changed us. Sharing Jesus is a matter of obedience, and we want to encourage you to get involved and share your faith.
How to Share
Here is a social experiment to spread the Gospel of Jesus. It is as simple as 1, 2, 3.
STEP ONE: Grab a camera, smartphone, or computer with a web cam.
STEP TWO: Make a video of you sharing your faith. If you’re not sure what to say, use the template below to guide you.
STEP THREE: Share your video online on your favorite social network and use #calvarytalk.
The Global Impact
When you share your story online, you have the potential to reach millions with the gospel. When your friends like, share, tweet, or plus your video, it gets highlighted and shared on their wall or feed. This multiplication effect spreads the hope of the Gospel rapidly.
What to Say
Not sure what to say? No problem. Below is a simple template that you can use to help you prepare. Feel free to use this or modify it however you like.
Start with this sentence: “I’m _____ and this is my story.”
Before I met Jesus my life was. . .
(Example) I’m John Doe and this is my story. Before I met Jesus my life was missing something. I had a good job. I spent a lot of time with my friends. I had everything I could want in life but still something was missing. I tried sports, relationships and partying to fill this void in my life. Nothing worked.
I surrendered to Jesus when . . .
(Example) One day, my friend told me that only Jesus could fill the void in my life. I learned that no amount of money or pleasure would fill the void in my life. My friend told me that because God created me, only he could fill this void in my life. I learned that my sin separated me from God forever. My friend told me that going to church or trying to be good can’t fix the problem of my sin; only Jesus could forgive my sin. Jesus did that for me when he took my place and died on the cross for me 2000 years ago. Jesus wants us to turn from our sin to him as our savior. That day, I prayed and surrendered my life to Jesus.
When I realized this, I said a prayer something like this: Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and I am sorry for that. I believe that you sent Jesus to earth to die on the cross for my sins. I believe that Jesus rose again to promise me eternal life. Please forgive me for all my sins and help me to never turn back to them. I confess you to the world as my Lord and Savior and trust you alone for my salvation. Thank you for the gift of eternal life. Amen.
My life now . . .
(Example) Now that Jesus is my savior, my life has never been the same again. I have found peace that I have never known before. Though I still go through some hard times, I know that Jesus is with me. What Jesus did for me, he can do for you also. Would you like to know that your sins are forgiven and you belong to the family of God? Are you willing to turn from your sins and trust Jesus right now? Then simply say the prayer I prayed and you too will be saved.
myStory: Brian Taylor
This is Brian Taylor’s story. Listen to member Brian Taylor share his testimony, and how the gospel of Jesus Christ impacted his story.
myStory: Casey Erdmann
This is Casey Erdmann’s story. Listen to Casey Erdmann share his testimony about how the gospel of Jesus Christ has changed his life.
Make Your Video Public
When you post your video, it will have your default security settings. To allow us and others to view and share your story, set your post to public. You can do this on a post by post basis by changing using the Audience Select Tool. Simple click the tool and set the post to Public.
Change A Post to Public
If you have already shared your video and want to go back and make it public, you would Audience Select Tool associated with the post. Simply select Public from the drop down and the video post will be public.