May is Sharing Month
Help your community find hope
Now more than ever is an opportune time to share the reasons why, as Seventh-day Adventists, we have such hope while human hearts are failing. The overarching biblical story of the ‘Conflict of the Ages’ as shared in The Great Controversy lifts Jesus high and reminds of His promise to return. The Great Hope is a smaller sharing booklet with selections from The Great Controversy, with offers to receive a copy of the complete book in print, audiobook and eBook formats.
This May, join the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist project to share millions of copies of Ellen White’s The Great Controversy. Contact your nearest participating Church or Conference to get involved!
Ten ways to share Step Beyond
Read the book!
Pray for an opportunity to share.
Preach from Step Beyond during the month of May and offer the book to attendees.
Participate in traditional sharing methods (display racks, door knocking).
Invite someone over for dinner and a movie. Give Step Beyond as a gift. You might like to watch The Chosen TV series.
Host a church movie night and give Step Beyond as a gift to attendees.
Include in your Welcome Pack at church.
Share your testimony of Step Beyond in person or online. Focus on your favourite quotes.
Include at a Book Sharing Table at church seminars, expos and programs.
Help youth achieve their Pathfinder literature honour by sharing.
To share as part of our everyday lives, start by reading the book and pray that God will give you an opportunity to share. Be ready to share your testimony. “This book helped me …”
A suggested introduction for sharing Step Beyond –
“Here is a special gift (hand book over). It helped me experience happiness and a forever friendship with Jesus. My favourite chapter is … “
Other suggested intro’s for sharing a double gift-pack of Step Beyond & A Taste of Food As Medicine in your community –
Introduction – Full version
Hello, how are you today? My name is […] from your local […] Adventist church / Pathfinder club. Today we are offering a free cookbook from one of Australia’s leading dietitians helping with lifestyle diseases. This one explores the spiritual journey to lasting happiness. (hand books over with health book on the top.) Have a fantastic day!
Introduction – Basic version
Hello, how are you today? My name is […] from your local […] Adventist church / Pathfinder club and we are offering this special gift (hand books over) on health and hope. It will just cost you a kind smile! (be sure to smile yourself)
Introduction & prayer requests
Hello, how are you today? My name is […] from your local […] Adventist church and we are offering this special gift (hand books over) on health and happiness. (Pause) We like to keep our community in prayer. Is there anything specific you would like us to add to our prayer list?
If someone you meets wants to talk a little longer, you can also offer a survey, based on your local church’s community services. Alternatively you may offer the books as a thank-you gift for completing a short survey.