Spiritual Disciplines

Leader's Guide

Objective: To equip the disciple with the knowledge and confidence to share their faith using the “Your story, Their story, God’s story” method.

Study Material: Select Selected Bible verses that provide insight into sharing the gospel, including 1 Peter 3:15, Matthew 28:19-20, and Acts 1:8.

Study Method: Discussion, scripture reading, role-play, prayer, and reflection.

Key Verses: 1 Peter 3:15; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8.

Discussion Questions:

1. Why is sharing our faith an essential part of being a follower

of Christ? Discuss the Great Commission and the role of every

believer as a witness.

2. How does your personal faith journey reflect the transforming

power of the Gospel? Share your story with the disciple to model

vulnerability and testimony sharing.

3. How can we respectfully and genuinely show interest in other

people’s stories? Discuss the importance of active listening and


4. Discuss the story of God’s love and salvation through Jesus

Christ. How can we effectively communicate this to others in a

way that respects their beliefs and experiences?

Read the four prompts below with the disciple. The prompts with space to write their testimony are in the Student Guide section above.

Part One 

“My Life Before Jesus Saved Me”

Your story starts with your life before you met Christ.

This section should give the reader a glimpse into your geographical and
social situation, your family, and the role that church or the Bible played in your life. 

You can also touch on the positive or negative experiences you had with Christians and highlight
the most significant people or events in your life.

Finally, you can ponder where life would have taken you if you had never
turned to Christ.

Part Two  

“How I Became Aware of My Need for Jesus”

In this section, you will describe how you became aware of your need for a savior.

You can explore where your information about Jesus originated and how it was delivered to you.

It is essential to identify the person or event that played a significant role in your discovery of your sinfulness and need for salvation.

Finally, you can share what “turned the light on” for you and what made the message of Christ sound like Good News.

Part Three

“How I Became a Christian”

This section is the heart of your story.

Here, you will describe the defining moment when you knew that Jesus was your Lord and Savior.

You can highlight the role that a scripture played in your decision and how you were aware of the Holy Spirit drawing you to Christ.

It is essential to describe your faith moment – the moment when you said “yes” to Jesus’ invitation. Finally, you can share how you felt during this process.

Part Four

 “My Life Since Jesus Saved Me”

In this section, you will share your life after meeting Christ.

You can start by highlighting your first impressions, the joy, the peace, and the hope in your heart.

You can also discuss some of the frustrations and growing pains you experienced and relate some of your most significant experiences with Christ.

Finally, you can describe your life as a disciple of Jesus, drawing into your story involvement with the church, personal prayer, and fulfilling ministries.

You can also explain your sense of purpose and meaning that is founded on your life with Christ.