Public Speaking Resources & Training:

Reading the Scriptures aloud in the public square, with the power of the Holy Spirit and an understanding of God's Word, is an excellent way to bring what is in the Bible to the people, who would most likely never read the Bible. Open air preaching is a little different in that you are bringing the Church to the people, that would never, normally, go into a Church, unless it was a special occasion like a funeral or a wedding.

"Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. 'Do you understand what you are reading?' Philip asked. 'How can I,' he said, 'unless someone explains it to me?' So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him." ~ Acts 8:30-31

"Do you believe in the Son of Man?" He answered, "And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?" ~ John 9:35-36

Expository preaching is not only for the pulpits, but for the streets as well. In fact, combining both the reading of God's Word and then explaining the text to the people in the open air, is one of the, for the evangelist or layman wanting to do street preaching, one of the easiest ways to preach the Gospel, without having to have prepared and memorized a sermon, or worse, reading your sermon aloud. This particular webpage will cover public speaking and how to communicate your message, and not expository preaching, we will, Lord willing, have free information and tips on how to preach expository in the open air, here.

"For 'everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.' How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching (kerussontos ~ to be a herald, proclaim)? And how are they to preach (keruxosin ~ to be a herald, proclaim) unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach (euangelizomenon ~ to announce good news) the good news!" ~ Romans 10:13-15

When you share or proclaim the Good News of the Gospel, this is Biblical Evangelism. What is evangelism? The word "evangelism" comes from a New Testament Greek word: euangelion. This word is a compound word made up of two words: "eu", meaning "Good" and "angelion", meaning "Message, Announcement, News" (angelion is the word we get angel from. An angel is a messenger). So, the word "evangelism" comes from a Greek word that means Good News (evangelizo). It is translated into English with the word "Gospel". Unless you communicating the whole Gospel, with nothing added or taken away, you are not evangelizing.

To help you in heralding, proclaiming, and announcing (kerusso) the Good News, we have put together on this webpage, an ever growing list of resources for Public Speaking, whether to an audience of one, or hundreds:

Evangelism Resources

Street Evangelism Training

Street Evangelism Resources

Network With Other Evangelists Near You

Get On The Map and Network With Other Evangelists Near You