Good Soil: Basic Training

Every Spring and Fall

What is Good Soil?

Good Soil Evangelism & Discipleship takes its name from Jesus' parable of the seed and the soils, and is a careful attempt to try to assure that the people to whom we minister clearly understand, genuinely embrace, and firmly hold on to the gospel.

The Good Soil Basic Seminar equips you understand and cut through worldview noise and begin to share God’s story of redemption chronologically. The seminar extends over three days and includes the Good Soil Trainer Certification Workshop.

The Why

Understanding the Good Soil Theology of Evangelism and Discipleship (E&D)

  • “Good soil" as defined by Jesus
  • The Good Soil E&D scale
  • Initial contact and relational evangelism
  • The problem of worldview noise
  • Worldview noise case studies from the early church
  • Worldview noise in your host culture
  • Peeling the worldview onion
  • Identifying gospel knowledge deficiencies
  • Evaluating gospel presentations

The How

Becoming acquainted with The Story of Hope Bible study book

  • Practice telling God's story of hope in 15 minutes or less
  • Practice teaching some key events from God's story of hope
  • Expanding/shrinking the accordion—flexing the use of The Story of Hope
  • Practice using the ChronoBridge to help unbelievers embrace the gospel
  • Leading unbelievers to a personal faith response
  • Common topical issues related to follow up discipleship
  • Becoming acquainted with The Way to Joy discipleship book
  • Helping new believers to structure and share their faith stories
  • Practice leading a lesson in The Way to Joy
Related Resources

Good Soil: Trainer Certification Workshop

This one-day workshop is designed to equip and certify you to train other believers in Good Soil Evangelism & Discipleship principles and techniques, using the curriculum and resources associated with the Good Soil Evangelism & Discipleship Basic seminar.
Every May and October
Resource type: Event

Basic Missional Theology

Basic Missional Theology is designed to provide you with an understanding of how worldview, culture, and human problems can influence the development of theology around the world.
Year-Round through Distance Learning
Resource type: Event

Good Soil: BibleStorying

Learn how to use interactive learning techniques and improve your preaching and teaching with stories at this training offered by ABWE's Good Soil division.
Every May
Resource type: Event