Learning Objectives

In this course, you’ll learn The Big Story, a simple way to explain the gospel to students, faculty, friends, family, and anyone else in your life who you’re praying to encounter Jesus.

  • Understand the need to share the Gospel

  • Share the Big Story as a Gospel tool

  • Grow in comfort and confidence of sharing the Gospel

  • Coach students and faculty in sharing the Big Story

Play Your Way

Engage with the material in your context!

  • ~45 minutes (self-paced)

    All your progress will be saved so you can resume where you left off.

  • Course Quicksheet (pdf)

    This is a quick summary of the material that you can use as a preview of the course or as a refresher once you’ve taken it.

  • Resource Toolbox

    See a list of the resources referenced in this course, all collected in one spot for your convenience.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Sharing the Gospel on Campus

    • Introduction

    • Before we begin . . .

  • 2

    Chapter 2: What is the Big Story?

    • Lesson 1: What Would You Say?

    • Lesson 2: The Big Story

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Sharing the Big Story

    • Lesson 1: Preparing to Share

    • Lesson 2: Presenting The Big Story

    • Check for Understanding (Quiz)

  • 4


    • Closing Remarks

    • Before you go . . .

Resource Toolbox

All resources referenced from this course will be linked below for your convenience to view and download. Please use/adapt these resources to what works for you in your ministry context.


Sharing the Gospel Quicksheet

(2-page pdf) 

.DOCX Version

Summary of the course in a quick, 2-page format, perfect for a quick review on the go!


Evangelism Discipleship Cycle

(1-page pdf) 

If you are coaching another to do evangelism, we also have tips for you to train them. At the end of the training, challenge participants to ask a friend if they can share what they’ve learned with them.

Small Group Invitation to Faith

(2-page pdf) 

Use this outline for an invitation to faith in small group contexts using the Big Story.


A Theology of Calls to Faith

(Article by James Choung) 

Calls to Faith -- a public invitation to follow Jesus -- is a common method in many ministries to help people decide to follow Jesus.

The Big Story Article

(Article on Christianity Today) 

Interview with James Choung on the Big Story.


Big Story Training Slide Deck

(19-slide pdf ) 

Use this helpful PowerPoint template for larger presentations. Make sure to pause to allow questions and for people to interact with the material.

Big Story Training PowerPoint

(19-slide pptx) 

Powerpoint version of the Big Story training.