Good Soil E&D is for Gospel Rescue Missions

as well as many other kinds of ministries.

The Four R’s of Rescue Missions

  • Rescue — Pulling people to safety from adverse conditions, and from choices and habits that lead to damaged health and death.
  • Redemption — Presenting people with a gospel that is about life transformation in Jesus, and the reclamation of His creation.
  • Rehabilitation — Helping people break the bonds of addiction and desperate behavior, and experience a life of healing and wholeness.
  • Re-assimilation — Preparing people to dwell in community, and to have meaningful roles that lead to stability and missional living.

SOURCE: Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship Training and Resources for Gospel Rescue Missions

The Story of Hope

An Evangelistic (or Discipleship) Bible Study Workbook

The Story of Hope is a good-fit resource for gospel rescue missions, for reasons such as these:

  • It begins with the assumption that Bible study participants know little or nothing about the true God, the Bible, or Jesus Christ.
  • It begins with Genesis 1:1 and unfolds the BIG Story of God's plan of redemption, from Genesis through Revelation. In doing so, it provides the overall context in which the gospel of Jesus Christ makes sense, even to people from non-Christian faith backgrounds.
  • It engages participants in direct Bible study, allowing them to have “Aha!” moments about the truths of Scripture, especially regarding Jesus Christ—His claims and His provision for the forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life.
  • It is visually and colorfully illustrated and designed for easy understanding.
  • It is time-flexible. You can use it in one-on-one studies, in groups studies, or individuals can use it for self-study.
  • There is a FREE downloadable Leader's Guide available.
  • There is also a Global English Edition available (40 pages, staple bound), written at a 7th - 9th grade reading level.

64 pages with plastic coil binding. Generous quantity prices available.

The Story of Hope Condensed

A pocket-size version of The Story of Hope, presenting the Bible's redemptive story in 20 Bible events. Good tool for short presentations of the gospel or for people to receive and keep, following a presentation of the Bible's BIG Story.

FREE Leader's Guide

103 Professionally Designed Pages

103 professionally-designed pages of answers to the Bible study 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.

FREE Leader's Guide

The Way to Joy

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, after receiving Jesus Christ as Savior. The study includes these ten basic discipleship 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.

64 pages with plastic coil binding. Generous quantity prices available.

FREE Leader's Guide

44 Professionally Designed Pages

44 professionally-designed pages to help you lead someone through this discipleship study. Includes answers to all of the Bible study questions in the study as well as lesson plans for all 10 discipleship sessions. Can be used for one-on-one studies or small groups studies. Download it for FREE and see for yourself

FREE Leader's Guide

The Bible’s Big Story Teaching Visuals

The Bible's BIG Story Teaching Visuals - Set of 105

Set of 105 laminated, double-sided teaching visuals for teaching the Bible's redemptive story, from Genesis through Revelation.

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This set of 105 printed-laminated teaching visuals (13.5" x 10.75") works well in teaching the Bible with rescue mission groups, especially for those who are low-literate:

Includes high quality Bible-event visuals for 50 Old Testament and 50 New Testament events from the Bible's BIG redemptive story. Also, includes five Bible event-visuals that are particularly helpful in teaching the gospel to Muslims.

Begins with an “In the beginning God…” (Genesis 1:1) image and continues chronologically through the last two chapters of Revelation. Great resource for teaching what the Bible is all about and how it unfolds, as a story.

Key teaching content is printed on the back side of each visual. Or, you can tape your own teaching notes to the backs of the visuals.

Chronological Bridge to Life Teaching Visuals

Laminated Teaching Visuals

The Chronological Bridge to Life Visuals

Set of 8 laminated teaching visuals focusing on 8 essential truths.

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The ChronoBridge summarizes the Bible's chronological story of redemption in eight words: God - Man - Sin - Death - Christ - Cross - Faith - Life.

A great resource for teaching the gospel in rescue missions. Can be used in one session or spread out over several sessions, depending on how much time you have and how deeply you want to go in the teaching.

Also, you may want to give each person a set of the pocket-size version of the cards, for them to review and study. Or, use these cards with them in one-on-one or small group settings.

The Bible’s BIG Story PowerPoint CD

The Bible's Big Story PowerPoint CD

Three PowerPoint presentations used with teaching the Bible's redemptive story in 20, 40, and 100 event images.

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The Bible's BIG Story PowerPoint CD contains three PowerPoint presentations:

  • 20 Events - to use in short presentations and/or with The Story of Hope Condensed.
  • 40 Events - to use in medium-length presentations and/or with The Story of Hope.
  • 100 Events - to use with more extended presentations of the Bible's BIG Story.

Each Bible event is beautifully illustrated with an image from the Good Soil Redemptive Art Series. Also, included in each presentation are slides of Bible maps and the Chronological Bridge to Life. Created for use in gospel presentations with unbelievers, as well as teaching sessions for new believers.

The Roots of Faith

Old Testament and New Testament Bible Courses

Great way to “root” the faith of resident men and women solidly in the Bible. Also, excellent Bible training for rescue mission ministry workers.

  • 100 lessons, each based on one of 100 Bible events from God's redemptive story - 50 Old Testament and 50 New Testament event-lessons.
  • We call it a “Biblical Centipede” that doesn't limp, meaning that it covers every major period of Biblical history from Genesis through Revelation.
  • In addition to being Bible survey courses, these courses teach a lot of solid theology, the way God revealed it, progressively.
  • Complete set of instructional resources accompany the courses.
  • Designed to make learning engaging, interactive, and FUN.

The Roots of Faith class has been a great addition to our resident men’s program. They are eager to learn and have a lot of questions. Educating our resident men in Bible knowledge they lacked previously is definitely filling a void. We found many men coming into the resident program had little Bible knowledge. We appreciate this resource very much! Thanks for the great training!

—Rescue Mission Leader

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

Evangelism and Discipleship Training

For Gospel Rescue Mission Leaders and Volunteers

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.

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.

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 Gospel Rescue Mission Leaders

Gaining Ground with Good Soil is an evangelism and discipleship training 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 it is especially instructive and helpful for ministry leaders, such as leaders of gospel rescue missions.

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 people 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 gospel rescue mission leader, 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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