The Big Story is a gospel presentation tool designed to lead others to make a decision for Jesus Christ and join his mission to heal the world.
Built on the premise that most people ache for a better world, The Big Story presents the gospel using the following main points shown visually as "worlds":
World 1: The world and all that's in it was designed for good.
World 2: We—and the world—were damaged by evil.
World 3: Jesus came to restore the world and everything in it to what God intended.
World 4: Jesus invites us to join him and his community to heal the world.
At the end, there is the opportunity to respond based on which of the four worlds the person perceives him or herself in currently and what they would like to do about it.
At the end, there is the opportunity to respond based on which of the four worlds the person perceives himself in currently and what they would like to do about it.
Watch the Presentation
Watch the video of The Big Story gospel presentation being demonstrated using The Big Story app.
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The Big Story Gospel Presentation app, created by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, is a creative way to share the gospel right from your smartphone or tablet.
This free app helps you illustrate the main points of the gospel message by drawing the four worlds on your screen. Suggested dialogue and Scripture references are included for each world to help you explain the gospel as you draw. The opportunity to make a decision for Jesus Christ and join his mission to heal the world is presented at the end; a suggested prayer is included.
Buy the Booklet for Training & Sharing
You can buy The Big Story gospel presentation booklet in bundles of 25 from the InterVarsity Store. The booklet is small and user friendly with concise dialogue and helpful graphics. It's written so that it can be given to someone to read on their own, but is also useful for evangelism training and memorizing the outline to present on the fly.
"So my daughter comes home yesterday from Sunday School and starts explaining the Gospel to us at lunch. Her description sounds suspiciously like the Big Story presentation. Then I remember that I had a conversation with our Youth Pastor about the Gospel presentation that IV uses. I even gave him a copy of the New World brochure. It turns out he liked it so much that he is using it to train the Jr High and Sr High students on how to share their faith. The presentation was clear enough that my daughter could recite it back to me...almost as good as some of my college students. Just imagine when some of these students make it into our chapters...they will be that much more ahead! Go IV!" - InterVarsity staff Hans Schenk via Facebook
This material was adapted from James Choung's True Story, published by InterVarsity Press, 2008.