Good Soil E&D is for Military Chaplains and Missionaries to the Military

as well as many other kinds of ministries.

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The purpose of chaplains, according to the Department of Defense:

Accommodate religious needs, to provide religious and pastoral care…

and to advise commanders on the complexities of religion with regard to its personnel and mission, as appropriate. As military members, chaplains are uniquely positioned to assist service members, their families, and other authorized personnel with the challenges of military service as advocates of religious, moral, and spiritual well being and resiliency.

At Good Soil, we are honored to provide training and resources for ministries to our military!

The Story of Hope

An Evangelistic or Discipleship Bible Study Workbook

The flexibility of The Story of Hope makes it an ideal choice for use by military chaplains.

  • It is time-flexible—can be used in brief presentations or for more in-depth Bible studies.
  • It can be used in group studies, one-on-one studies, or personal studies in the barracks.

The workbook format of The Story of Hope is designed for participants to be actively engaged in personal Bible study, studying Bible texts for themselves and coming to their own conclusions about God and the Bible and their need of a personal faith response to receive Jesus Christ as Savior.

The Story of Hope is an excellent study for military personnel, regardless of their religious backgrounds or their levels of Bible knowledge. Studies begin in Genesis, where they begin learning about the Creator God who made them and loves them. Then, studies continue through the remainder of the Old Testament and to the end of the New Testament. Participants learn the BIG overall Story of the Bible in a way that God’s plan of redemption becomes clear to them.

Durable 64 pages with plastic coil binding.

Generous quantity prices available. If you are a chaplain, ask us about possible funding assistance.

The FREE Leader’s Guide contains 103 professionally-designed pages of answers to the questions contained in The Story of Hope and suggestions as to how to deal with some of the common questions you may face, as well as many other tips for making your study successful.

Or, if you are a chaplain you might want to use The Story of Hope Class Facilitator Guide in training your staff and interested enlisted personnel. It is a complete curriculum, including lesson plans for 31 class sessions and lots of FUN learning activities.

We all want to share our faith effectively…but how do we do it?

The Way to Joy

A Basic Discipleship Bible Study Workbook

The Way to Joy was designed to teach new believers some of the most essential Biblical truths they need to know and to help them establish basic spiritual disciplines they need to begin to practice, soon after receiving Jesus Christ as Savior. The study includes these ten lessons:

  • The Joy of Hope: Knowing God’s Eternal Plan Gives Us Hope
  • The Joy of Eternal Life: Receiving God’s Salvation Gives Us Eternal Life
  • The Joy of Confidence: Having Salvation Assurance and Security Gives Us Confidence
  • The Joy of Guidance: Reading and Studying God’s Word Gives Us Guidance
  • The Joy of Prayer: Praying Brings Us into an Intimate Relationship with God
  • The Joy of God’s Power: The Holy Spirit in Us Gives Us Power to Live for God
  • The Joy of Purity: Obeying God’s Word Helps Us Live Pure Lives that Please God
  • The Joy of Sharing: Sharing the Gospel with Unbelievers Offers Them Hope
  • The Joy of Fellowship: A Bible-Believing Church Provides Us a Place to Grow and Serve
  • The Joy of Service: Understanding God’s Plan for Us Gives Us a Sense of Purpose

Bible memory verse cards, as well as a Bible reading and prayer journal are included.

Durable 64 pages with plastic coil binding.

Generous quantity prices available. If you are a chaplain, ask us about possible funding assistance.

The Leader’s Guide for The Way to Joy contains 44 pages of helps for you as you disciple military personnel using this Bible study workbook. It is professionally designed and easy to follow. All of the answers and explanations you will need for leading a basic discipleship study are available to you in the guide.

Or, if you are a chaplain, you might want to use The Way to Joy Class Facilitator Guide in training your staff and enlisted personnel. It contains complete lesson plans for 13 class sessions, with a goal of equipping Christ-followers to disciple others.

Additional Recommended Evangelism and Discipleship Resources For Use in Ministry with Military Personnel

Chronological Bridge to Life Cards

Pocket-size (4.5" x 3.375") cards for gospel presentations, summarizing the Bible's redemptive story, based on eight key gospel truths that emerge chronologically from Genesis through Revelation.

ChronoBridge

A walk through the Chronological Bridge to Life

Chronological Bible Cards: Genesis — Revelation

ChronoBible Cards: Genesis-Revelation

A complete set of 135 pocket-size cards (4.5" x 3.375") for learning and reviewing the content and chronology of the Bible's Big Story.

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Set of 135 pocket-size cards (4.5" x 3.375") for studying and reviewing 100 key events in the Bible’s BIG redemptive story that begins in Genesis 1 and culminates in Revelation 22. One card for each of the 100 events—50 Old Testament and 50 New Testament, plus 25 cards for the major eras of the Bible. Bible event images from the Good Soil Redemptive Art Series appear on the fronts of the cards and key content for events are on the back sides of the cards.

Bonus set of 10 Chronological Bridge to Life cards included. (See above.)

These cards are printed on solid card stock and are UV-coated for durability.

The Story of Hope Mobile App

Carry The Story of Hope on your mobile phone or iPad. All 40 Bible event-images found in The Story of Hope, plus the Chronological Bridge to Life in a mobile app. Available for Apple and Android devices. Also, a FREE 20 events version available: The Story of Hope—Condensed.

Reflections from God's Story of Hope: The Audio Experience

100 Bible-event narratives, in an audio format. 50 Old Testament narratives and 50 New Testament narratives, professionally voice-acted and produced. Nearly 6 ½ hours of a dramatic audio journey through the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation.

The Story of Hope Condensed

Pocket-size edition of The Story of Hope. Contains 20 events from the Bible’s redemptive story—10 from the Old Testament and 10 from the New Testament, plus the Chronological Bridge to Life. An excellent resource that you can carry with you, to use as God opens up opportunities to share the gospel in the field, as well as elsewhere. Buy packets of five to share with personnel who attend your chapel.

Gaining Ground with Good Soil

The essence of a Good Soil seminar in a narrative-audio format. The fictional (but real-like) story of a missionary couple in western Europe that becomes discouraged because of a lack of lasting fruit from their ministry. But, along with their German colleagues, they discover some principles in the New Testament that totally revitalize their ministries. Great way to learn the theology of evangelism and discipleship that undergirds Good Soil E&D.

Evangelism and Discipleship Training for Military Chaplains and Missionaries to the Military

Learn to share the gospel, God’s story of hope, in a way that people will clearly understand it, sincerely embrace it, and hold fast to it.

The top ten takeaways from Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship training:

  • Learn how to initiate conversations that open up to unobtrusive opportunities to share the gospel.
  • Learn how to determine where a person is on his/her level of understanding of the gospel and receptivity to knowing more about salvation through Jesus Christ.
  • Learn how to present the truth of the gospel in a way that it isn't misunderstood by the person with whom you are sharing, regardless of his/her religious worldview.
  • Learn how to share God's story of redemption, from Genesis through Revelation, so that the recipient will understand the Biblical context for the good news of Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection.
  • Learn how to present the gospel, using the Chronological Bridge to Life.
  • Learn how to share the gospel, using your own faith story.
  • Learn a variety of ways to use The Story of Hope, in evangelism, with confidence.
  • Learn how to use The Way to Joy, in discipling believers who are still weak in their faith.
  • Learn about a wide variety of evangelism and discipleship resources that you may find to be helpful in your ministry.
  • Learn to teach others what you have learned about evangelism and discipleship, and train them to do what you have learned to do through the training you have received.

Good Soil Basic Seminar

Two Days in May or October

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Good Soil Trainer Certification

A Third Day in May or October

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Always, engaging, interactive, and FUN learning.

FREE Book for Military Chaplains & Missionaries to Military

Gaining Ground with Good Soil is an evangelism and discipleship narrative—a scaled-down version of the Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship seminar in a narrative format. The principles gained from this book are applicable for anyone wishing to serve God through Biblical evangelism and discipleship, but is especially instructive and helpful for ministry leaders, including military chaplains.

The realistic, but fictional narrative, around which the book is developed, tells the story of a couple of missionaries who were frustrated and discouraged—to the point of almost giving up—because of their lack of success in evangelism and discipleship on their field. But, the "Good Soil" principles they learned from Bible study revolutionized their ministries. It will help you think through a theology of evangelism and discipleship and help you to present the gospel so that men and women will clearly understand it, sincerely embrace it, and firmly hold on to it.

Free instructional resources for individual and group study are also available for download. www.GoodSoil.com/FREE

If you are a military chaplain or a missionary to USA military, with a USA shipping address, and will commit to reading this book, we will send you a FREE (and postage-free) copy of Gaining Ground with Good Soil.

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