Become a Courageous Witness

Being a courageous witness means strengthening your friendships while connecting the hope of Jesus into their lives. 

It takes love - by praying and asking honest questions; and it takes courage - to share our stories of meeting God and inviting our friends to explore Jesus with us. 

Four Skills to be a Courageous Witness

There are four simple steps to being more loving and courageous as you witness to your non-Christian friends.

Step 1

Pray for a
non-Christian
friend.

Step 2

Ask your
friend a
question
about faith.

Step 3

Share a story
about God
with your
friend.

Step 4

Invite your
friend to an
InterVarsity
event.

Bonus: Make an invitation to follow Jesus.

What kind of witness have you been?

Think about the past week. Which of these were you most like?
Click the boxes to see how many others felt the same.

LOW COURAGE
HIGH COURAGE
HIGH
LOVE
LOW
LOVE

NICE
CHRISTIAN

COURAGEOUS
WITNESS

PASSIVE
BYSTANDER

ARGUMENTATIVE
CHRISTIAN

Read these statements about each box if you are unsure. Which one feels true?

Passive Bystander

“I’m just going through my day; I’m unintentionally self-focused.”

Nice Christian

“I’m polite and empathetic, but I take few risks to talk about Jesus.”

Argumentative Christian

“I boldly represent Christ and Truth, but I can be easily offended and judgey.”

Courageous Witness

“I connect people to Jesus; I provide love and truth to my friends”

Pause and Pray:

“Jesus, give me more of your love and courage to witness to my friends.”

Choose a Growth Plan

There are two ways to grow in your witness. Would you like to grow on your own, or with a community?

Grow on your own

This 10 week Devotional series is easy to follow. Each one has a short scripture, a prayer, and a next step. Spend 10 minutes twice a week to grow in your witness!

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Grow in Community

This 4 week small group series and facilitation guide will help you and your community support each other as you grow in witness.

Small Group Guide (Coming Soon)