2 Minute Bible "One Shot" Approach
Some background to the Two Minute Bible "One Shot" approach: I first heard about this approach from an evangelist named Royce Bell. It was at one of his evangelism work days, I heard and learned about this method. Royce Bell at BOL (A conservative/non institutional COC group that posts religious news from saints,) has a evangelism work in San Bernardino California, that invites conservative Bible based church of Christ preachers to help. He asks for men to come, each time is a weeks worth of labor to help him reach the lost. Royce invites people on the above platform 4 times a year, to serve in this capacity. In 5 years Royce has brought 56 people to the Lord with the work he is doing. He know's alot about evangelism. Has 34 years of experience in soul saving outreach.
While I was in San Bernardino California to help out in evangelism, Royce shared his advise, tips, and his resources and the materials, other people have (freely) shared. Royce also has given me some materials he put together. Other materials below are made by me. They detail his methods, instructions, and different optional formats for soul saving work. His advise and experience can be of help and in this regard is priceless.
Going to detail what I learned, step by step.
First, evangelism is best done through the Nathan Principle. This means instead of going up to someone and quoting Acts 2:38, you lead people to this topic by first introducing other topic's, less confrontational first. Like verses that say, we are sinner's, we need a savior, etc, then introduce the core theme for action on our part. Good examples of this type of delivery can be found in "The Big Picture of the Bible" and in Royce Bell's "2 Minute, Bible Study" presentation, (also called One Shot approach) that will be mentioned later.
Though the Nathan Principle is mentioned by top evangelists, like Ricky Shanks, Royce Bell, Dana Wistler, in advise, I could only find written materials on this method from Brent Hunter, (another note worthy soul saver). Thus you will see outlining church/preacher contact references in the following article.
The next two articles share the methods, resources and work behind what I learned in California while working with Royce.
The first is a handout by Royce Bell. The second is a document I made. It comprises the instructions I heard and some idea's I have. The idea's are optional to the implementation of the One Shot Approach. As you will see below.
2 Minute "One Shot" Approach
This is great for reaching people immdedalty with the truth and is short, so people will be more willing to listen.
Article of Royce's method's and resources
Also have some idea's as well.
Tutorial on The One Shot Approach
How to teach the One Shot/2 Minute approach to students or personally learn the format for oneself.
Royce's idea's and materials
Below are all the details on how to begin this method. I have also added my content as well. Again optional.
Royce likes to ask questions to make people see the seriousness of sin. Does not have to be the whole dialogue. But just getting to the heart of the matter these questions bring up. Use scripture to tie the content together.
How to make calls to contacts
The NASB Bible he uses.
If they are interested in talking/studying the Bible more, Or if they want to be baptized but can't at that moment, Royce has them fill out a sheet with their contact information. First and last names are important as well as phone and if possible address. Also a great way to get contact info is by using a small note pad/book to record the contact info. Easy to put in pocket and carry around.
He log's in the data at his computer and makes others who are helping have access. Also asks people to record age, sex, personality traits, etc of the person to log in. Can do this by carrying a small note pad in pocket or a voice recorder. Don't do this in front of folks.
If people say they already have a Bible, you can still use the phrase "do you read your Bible?" as a opener to begin a discussion with them on spiritual things. It's still a effective opener to give the 1 Shot/2 Minute Bible approach, after asking if they have a few moments to talk about spiritual things.
For 1 shot approach on salvation or true church, its good to ask a gotcha question.
For the 1 shot approach on salvation, while talking to them about salvation, briefly ask about their salvation experience. Alot of people when they hear that, baptism is for salvation, will lump their baptism in, even if they did not do such a action, for the right reasons. If they first say they were saved by the sinners prayer, that gives you a reference point to go back to, and have them reexamine their initial statement on baptism.
For the 1 shot approach on the church, you can ask, while beginning to share this info, does your church have instrumental music in worship. Their answer gives a reference point, to go back to, when you are sharing with them what the NT church did in worship and what it did not do in worship.
How to do this while door knocking.
Royce let's them know it will only be an hour, he'll have a watch set to go off after an hour and will dramatically close the Bible and say an hour is up. And usually if they are invested they'll want to continue on.
Royce uses a simple "Yes and No" Bible Study Course. (Other successful evangelists do this as well.)
My 3 card study aid for salvation
Feel free to tweak, the graphic and change anything you'd like for your personal use.
Guides on how to teach this 3 card curriculum
Use white card first. See 3 card system for details.
Other Bible stuffer idea's. Use Scotch clear glue, (great for pasting, without the liquid leaving an impression on the other side of the cover,) and paste a premade small message on church authority on the inside of the back cover and facts on salvation on the inside of the front cover. And a small church invite with address and website on the back cover as well. Once glued, place a knife or some object between the pages to let them dry. DO this so the pages won't dry and stick together. Here are the links (1) (2) for downloading/printing such content, (if I use these files, I USB them to a drive and take the files to Staples for printing and cutting). These materials may also help give you your own idea's as well. But it's up to you to make a simple card with the church invite info, (address/website). The materials in the links can also be printed out, to additionally have placed in the Bibles as bookmarks.