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How to preach the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the youth and help them get established in the faith


Preaching the gospel to young people is a challenging task that requires much mental and spiritual preparation before you even begin.

The first step in becoming ready is to study the gospel more thoroughly. To do this, it’s essential to seek the counsel of other Christians regularly and to read the Bible on your own. Knowledge is the most important thing; so, acquire it, and with all your gaining, acquire insight (Proverbs 4:7).

A personal relationship with God via prayer and meditation is equally crucial to studying the Scriptures. You can learn more about His will and guidance and improve your ability to share the gospel if you do this. James 4:8 states, “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.”

Developing a clear and compelling gospel message is another crucial part of preparing yourself. To achieve this goal, one must hone communicative abilities such as attentive listening, precise word choice, and message customization based on the specifics of one’s target audience. Let your words constantly be gracious and seasoned with salt so that you may respond appropriately to anyone. (Col 4:6)

An attitude of humility and receptivity to feedback from others should also be fostered. Understand that there is no end to the learning and improvement required in the ministry of proclaiming the gospel. Pride brings humiliation, while humility brings insight, as the proverb goes (Proverbs 11:2).

Preparation is crucial if you want to reach young people with the gospel. Sharing the gospel’s message with youth and assisting them in establishing a firm faith foundation requires a solid grasp of the gospel, cultivating a personal connection with God, developing good communication skills, and a willingness to remain open to its learning.

Before attempting to communicate with today’s youth, we must fine-tune our approach like a musician does before taking the stage. How can we begin forming genuine relationships with young people if we’re prepared? The key is getting to know and developing a connection with them; we’ll discuss different methods.


Establishing rapport with young people is essential to effectively sharing the gospel. Thus, 1 Thessalonians 2:8 states, “So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our souls, because ye were dear unto us.”

If you want to connect with young people, one good place to start is by showing that you care about what they care about. This entails showing genuine interest in the people you’re talking to and trying to understand what they’re going through emotionally.

Developing trust and rapport is crucial when interacting with young people. Maintaining such a relationship requires showing genuine interest in their well-being and treating them with consistency and reliability in all your dealings with them.

Sharing your experiences and problems is an excellent way to create trust and connection with young people. It can be helpful to show that you are not just preaching to them but are walking alongside them on their faith journey, showing that you are also experiencing their struggles and joys.

One method to engage with young people is to take involved in the kinds of things that they care about. Meetings of youth groups, sports, extracurricular activities, and community work may all fit the bill. To effectively share the gospel with young people, gaining their trust and connecting with them on their level is essential.

Getting to know young people and establishing rapport is crucial when sharing the gospel. Sharing the gospel with youth and assisting them in laying a firm spiritual foundation requires taking a genuine interest in their life, earning their trust and rapport, opening up about themselves, and participating in meaningful activities.

To be continued…..