How to Share the Gospel

From the October 2010 general conference address “Be Thou an Example of the Believers” (Ensign, Nov. 2010, 48–49).


Russell M. Nelson

How to Share the Gospel

You have not yet been full-time missionaries. But all can be member missionaries.

  1. 1.

    Be an example of the believers. Each of you can live in accord with Christ’s teachings.

  2. 2.

    Prepare for questions. Let your response be warm and joyful. And let your response be relevant to that individual.

  3. 3.

    Be ready to take the next step. An invitation to attend a Sunday meeting with you or to participate in a Church social or service activity will help to dispel mistaken myths and make visitors feel more comfortable among us.

  4. 4.

    Reach out to those you do not know and greet them warmly. Each Sunday extend a hand of fellowship to at least one person you did not know before. Each day of your life, strive to enlarge your own circle of friendship.

  5. 5.

    Invite a friend to read the Book of Mormon. Explain that it is not a novel or a history book. It is another testament of Jesus Christ.

  6. 6.

    Invite friends to meet with full-time missionaries in your home.

  7. 7.

    Invite friends and neighbors to visit the new mormon.org website. If you have blogs and online social networks, you could link your sites to mormon.org.

Each exemplary follower of Jesus Christ can become an effective member missionary. Members and full-time missionaries may walk arm in arm in bringing the blessings of the gospel to cherished friends and neighbors.

How Have You Applied This?

“I use the Articles of Faith to explain the Church to people, and I also recommend some verses from the Book of Mormon.”

Bismarck D.

“I talked to my friend about the Book of Mormon when I started to read it on a recent school trip.”

Brian R.

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Share your experiences in applying this principle and read the experiences of other youth by going to lds.org/go/714, or scan the QR code below (for instructions, see page 39).

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