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Have you ever wondered how to incorporate sharing the gospel into your life as a student?

No matter what age you are or what grade or level of education you find yourself in, it can be challenging to speak up about your faith in Christ as a student. Remember that the Lord is your strength, and He will empower you as you choose to obey the Great Commission and be a witness for Him. Here are some ideas to help you share your faith without coming across as pushy or awkward!

1. Pray for yourself and other students

First things first, ask the Lord to guide you in how to share with others. In your private prayer time, ask Him to bless your time at school and to bless all the students and staff. Ask Him to soften the hearts of anyone you might witness to, and that He would make Himself known to them personally.

If you’re living in a way that follows Christ, chances are you might be that person that others feel comfortable confiding in. Whenever someone shares a problem with you, ask how you can pray for them, or if appropriate, offer to pray with them in the moment.

Additionally, being a student, you’re likely to hear gossip or news spreading around, so have your ear out for prayer needs around you and lift each one silently to the Father.

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2. Read your Bible at home and at school

To start with, reading your Bible at home is super important. God’s Word is described in scripture as the sword of the Spirit—it is a powerful spiritual weapon against the enemy. If you don’t study your Bible, how will you be able to recognize false teaching? Always make Bible study a priority in your personal time.

Secondly, reading your Bible at school during free time or scheduled reading time is an outstanding way to be a witness. You never know who might ask you what you’re reading about, and that can open the door to share the hope of Christ with other students.

And even if no one seems to notice you reading your Bible, trust me, they do. Many people will notice it, and most will say nothing, but they will watch the way you live your life. So make sure to obey the Word you read and live your life in a way that glorifies God and is a testimony of His grace to those around you.

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3. Wear clothing or jewelry to school that shares your faith

While other students might be obsessed with brand names, logos, music artists, or other trends, be bold in your faith and wear it on your sleeve, literally. There’s no clearer way to broadcast your faith than by wearing the gospel message!

Here are a few options of clothing and jewelry that proclaim the gospel:

T-shirts to help share your faith

Jesus Loves You retro style tee (affiliate link) I have one like this!

Straight Outta God’s Word, John 3:16 t-shirt (affiliate link)

With God All Things Are Possible tee (affiliate link)

Phil. 4:13 Lion I Can Do All Things Through Christ t-shirt (affiliate link)

Be The Light Matt. 5:14 tee (affiliate link)

Hoodies & sweatshirts to help share your faith

Jesus Is King hoodie (affiliate link)

Jesus Loves You, 1 John 4:19 hoodie (affiliate link) I love this one, and the color is so trendy right now!

YESHUA in Hebrew, Name Above All Names on sleeve hoodie (affiliate link) I would love to have this one!

Dear Person Behind Me God Says oversized sweatshirt (affiliate link)

Trust In The Lord Proverbs 3:5-6 hoodie (affiliate link)

Jewelry to help share your faith

Reversible Silicone Witnessing bracelet with symbols on one side and words on the other (affiliate link) I wore a bracelet like this one when I worked as an interpreter in schools, and I was able to share the gospel with a student who asked about what the symbols meant! 💛

6-pack of Romans 12:2, Joshua 1:9, and John 3:16 Silicone bracelets (affiliate link)

18K Gold Cross Pearl Beaded Chain bracelet (affiliate link)

Blessed Cross Multi-Layer Crystal and Leather Wrap bracelet (affiliate link)

Natural Stone Multi-Color Beaded Salvation bracelet (affiliate link) I’m a sucker for this one! It reminds me of the bracelets we made in Vacation Bible School, but an elevated version. It gives you the opportunity to share the gospel when someone asks what it means.

⚠️ A word of caution: Only wear clothes that proclaim the Lord if you’re going to live your life in line with His Word. To wear a Christian shirt and turn around and use God’s name as a curse word, use vile language, or have a hateful attitude is the equivalent of slander against the Lord. Be true to your testimony with the way you live. 💛

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4. Represent Christ through your attitude

As a student who follows Jesus, make sure to always do your best work. Scripture tells us to do just that:

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.

Colossians 3:23-24, NLT

Be a good worker, have a positive attitude and pleasant disposition. Make sure to be as polite as possible, give people a smile, be kind, and be helpful.

Last by not least, don’t gossip. While this can be a huge temptation, especially around so many friends who are probably doing it, ask the Lord to help you set your mind on better things and to speak well of others. And remember, gossip is often untrue and you won’t want any part of potentially spreading lies.

5. See school assignments as evangelism opportunities

Sharing your faith at school can be as simple choosing to do projects or write papers on things that relate to Christ, Christian history, the Bible, creation, etc. This is a way to educate fellow students about these topics, and someone might become curious and seek more information, or even ask you any questions they might have—exciting!

Sometimes students can be asked to provide a favorite quote that’s inspirational or meaningful to them, and that’s a great opportunity to share scripture or to quote a historical figure or author who was a believer and has a relevant quote about Christ, the Bible, or their faith. (C.S. Lewis, Martin Luther King, Jr., etc.)

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6. Be quick to forgive fellow classmates

Let’s be honest… school years can be challenging and difficult at times. Student life can often be fraught with drama, stress, petty revenge behavior, speaking without thinking, and on and on.

One of the best ways to be a witness for Christ is by being quick to forgive wrongs.

It’s not uncommon for kids or teenagers to hold grudges, show “hate,” form cliques, ostracize others, block people on social media, and cut people out of one’s life. No matter how tempting it can be to fly by your emotions, don’t participate in that kind of unloving behavior.

Remember how much Christ has forgiven others, and when someone wrongs you, intentionally or not (and they will) be quick to forgive, following Jesus’ example. You’ll never know just how huge of an impact this makes in other people’s lives, and all done in the name of Christ—what a wonderful witness!

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7. Leave gospel tracts at public spaces around school

This can be on campus or at other locations fellow students frequent. You could leave gospel tracts in the front office, lobby, cafeteria, common area, nurse’s office, library, courtyard, or even in your desk.

You could place tracts inside library books, and even just approach a friend and ask, “Hey, did you get one of these?” and hand one to them.

Here are some quality gospel tracts that clearly explain our sin, the reality of hell, and our need for the Savior:

Jesus Paid It All receipt gospel tracts, pack of 100 (affiliate link) These look like receipts that list sin, guilt, shame, etc., and at the end it says, “Jesus paid it all.” The full gospel message is presented on the back.

Are You a Good Person? gospel tracts, pack of 50 (affiliate link) This is one my favorites! It uses the Ten Commandments to help people face the reality of their sins and understand their need for the Savior.

Benjamin Franklin Million Dollar Bill gospel tracts, ESV, pack of 100 (affiliate link) If you want to catch someone’s eye, these will do the trick!

Abraham Lincoln Million Dollar Bill gospel tracts, NKJV, pack of 100 (affiliate link) Another tract that looks like a million dollar bill—not very believable-looking, so not deceptive, just neat! The gospel message is printed on the back.

The Million Dollar Gospel of John: Commentary by Ray Comfort, single copy (affiliate link) If you’d rather leave an actual full book of the gospel of John, these million dollar gospels of John are perfect.

They give the appearance of a stack of million dollar bills, but of course, no one would leave that laying around, so they’re not misleading because they’re unbelievable-looking, but they’re eye-catching and fun!

Rather leave the gospel of John instead of a tract?

Within the first couple of pages of the book, Ray explains why it looks the way it does and that the rich, life-saving truth contained in the gospel is much more precious than a million dollars.

The Million Dollar Gospel of John: The Vault, by Ray Comfort, 100 copies (affiliate link) If you want access to a large number of these gospels of John to hand out to people or leave in various places, The Vault is a way to purchase them in bulk.

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8. Be in the world but not of the world

This phrase is pretty common in Christian circles, but what does it actually mean and what does it look like?

Until the Lord Jesus returns to receive us to Himself, we’re living here in this world with all its difficulties and temptations, but we don’t have to live like the rest of the world, being held captive by our sinful whims and subject to ungodly influences.

That means when temptation rears its ugly head, we don’t have to submit to it. We can stand strong in the strength of Christ and resist the temptation to follow the crowd.

Be in the world but not of the world—don’t party, don’t drink, don’t use foul language, and don’t watch content or listen to music that glories sin or uses the Lord’s name without due honor.

And honor the Lord in your actions and in how you present yourself—dress modestly, show mercy, be kind to those who are unkind to you, and be willing to serve others.

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9. Give glory to God in your successes at school

It can be so tempting to boast and be proud of yourself, but strive to give the praise to God instead.

“You should be proud of yourself” is something we hear a lot from the world, but according to scripture, we should boast in the Lord, not in ourselves.

Remember, all good things come down from the Father of lights, and while we work as best we can, it is the Lord who brings increase and allows the blessings to shower upon us.

So when you get good grades or win at a competition, give the glory to God! Seek to honor Him and watch the words you say and the way you live your life for Him have an eternal impact on those around you.

10. Take advantage of openings to share your faith with other students

Be looking and listening for opportunities to share your testimony with others. Don’t worry, you don’t have to share your whole life story, just makes sure you include what your life was like before you knew the Lord, how you came to see your need for Him, and how He’s transformed your life since you’ve been born again.

In addition, you might have gone through something really tough in your life, and God helped you through it, brought healing, or blessed you with spiritual growth through it. That is a fantastic witness of God’s goodness and grace that you can share with others when an opening or a similar topic arises.

Lastly, keep your antenna up, monitoring conversations for topics or comments you can use to pivot the conversation to the gospel. Number 5 on this list of examples will give you ideas of how to do this!

11. Engage other students when they ask about your weekend

How many Mondays do you walk into class and get asked, “So what did you do this weekend?” Sometimes a teacher will ask or sometimes a fellow student, and this question provides an open door to share your faith at school!

Whenever you’re asked, “How was your weekend?” or “What are your plans for the weekend?” briefly share about what you learned at church, a scripture that stood out to you during Sunday School or the sermon, or share how the Lord revealed something meaningful to you through those things.

It’s also a natural opening to invite them to come to your church next Sunday. They’ll probably be more likely to come if you offer to pick them up, sit with them during service, or even take them out to eat afterwards.

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If you want more ideas about sharing your faith with your peers—including information on starting a Christian club at your school—check out this article from The Christian Broadcasting Network.

Final thoughts on ways for students to share their faith this school year

While speaking up and sharing the gospel as a student can be challenging, these 11 ideas are bound to help students share their faith this school year. As you seek to honor the Lord and make His gospel known, He will help you see opportunities to make your faith known and witness to others. As long as you have a heart for the Lord, He will equip you as you share your faith this school year!

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