The coronavirus pandemic brought many face-to-face social interactions to a halt, but the need for gospel conversations never stops.
A number of personal evangelism strategies are available, including many apps that can be helpful in talking to others about Christ.
Listed below are a few apps to consider, including the app’s rating on Google play and the number of downloads it has received.
Available in both the Google Play and Apple App stores:
- “Life in 6 Words” (4.6 rating, 10K+ downloads)
“Life in 6 Words” bases its approach on six words. The app requires you, the user, to create an account and choose six words that describe your life. When there is someone you want to share the gospel with, open the app and direct him or her to choose six words as well. The ensuing conversation emphasizes how Jesus is part of those six words. A gospel presentation is included in the app. The app also allows users to create a “cause circle” and share prayer concerns with a group.
‘Find a church’ option
- “Reach My City” (5.0 rating, 100+ downloads)
Geared toward youth, “Reach My City” uses hip and colorful graphics and integrates the Bible app into its platform. Podcasts and videos on evangelism are included, as are sections for noting prayer requests and journaling. The “find a church” link opens a Google search for nearby churches.
- “GodTools” (4.7 rating, 500K+ downloads)
Published by Cru, “GodTools” includes four illustrated slideshows of personal evangelism strategies: “Four Spiritual Laws,” “Knowing God Personally,” “Satisfied?” and “Teach Me to Share.” A tutorial explains how to use each of these tools. A unique feature of “God Tools” is the multiple language function. Another helpful option is the app’s share function, which allows users to share more information with those they talk to.
- “Share Your Faith” (4.9 rating, 10K+ downloads)
Utilizing an illustrated story approach, “Share Your Faith” includes audio of the gospel story. A “more” button finds explanations about gospel concepts and a “Bible” button brings up relevant Scripture. After the short gospel presentation, the app asks the user to make a yes-or-no decision. Further information and a guided prayer are included in the app.
- “The God Test” (3.5 rating, 50K+ downloads)
“The God Test” app relies heavily on apologetics. The interface asks the user a series of 10 questions about his or her beliefs about God. Videos then help explain the 10 questions from a biblical worldview. Additional tools are available, but they are not all free. This app is a companion to the “God’s Not Dead” app which links to videos on how to “defend your faith” and “examine the evidence.” This app may work well in conversations with people possessing a strong non-Christian worldview.
- eeHelps (4.9 rating, 1K+ downloads)
Produced by Evangelism Explosion and geared toward youth, users say this app takes some time to set up and learn to navigate. However, once you get familiar with the interface, users find it good for both individuals and teams. App users choose from topics related to salvation, such as “assurance of faith” and “my story,” then respond to fill-in-the blank questions relevant to each topic.
- “Life Conversation Guide” (4.7 rating, 50K+ downloads)
Produced by the North American Mission Board, this app illustrates the “3 Circles” method of sharing the gospel. Those who are already familiar with the 3 Circles strategy may find the app helpful in streamlining a conversation, though some users say the app takes some practice. In the Apple App Store the app is listed as “Life on Mission.” Both app stores have the app available in Spanish.
Available only in the Google Play store:
- “Evangelism by Multiplication” (4.2 rating, 500+ downloads)
Using a simple 14-slide presentation to present the gospel, this app relies on the “cross bridging a chasm” illustration. The app is one of the simplest available and doesn’t include additional video, audio or illustrations.
- “Share Good News 2” (Not rated, 100+ downloads)
This simple app uses the Roman Road strategy, as well as additional relevant Scripture. The in-app sounds may be distracting.
EDITOR’S NOTE — A multitude of gospel-related phone apps are available on the Google Play and Apple stores, and apps are added and removed regularly. Users should use appropriate caution and vet any app prior to use.