To be better prepared in presenting your testimony, here are some simple and helpful guidelines to follow.
First of all (besides prayer) select a salvation plan to use along with your testimony. You may use, for example:
* Romans Road
* The 3 R's
* A B C's of Salvation
According to the group you are speaking to, you may want to center more on one area of your testimony than another.
For example, If you are speaking to a mostly church crowd. You may want to spend more time on your after salvation testimony.(baptisms,healing, incouagments etc....)If it is a crowd on non-believers, you may want to tell more of your before salvation life. But please remember that your new birth is what they need to here. Use wisdom by not glorifying your sins.(If you can speak of your past sins with a grin on your face, your teatimony will be shot). Quoting the verse,"He who is forgiven more ,loves more",is not only a misinterpretation but has hurt many believers.
Example Outline Using the "3 R's"
Realize your a sinner: Romans 3:23
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God"
Tell how your life was before you were born again. Use wisdom on the details as to what type of group your with. Try not to use terms the people may not understand. Explain how all persons are born in sin.
Repent of your sinful nature. Acts 3:19,
"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the Lord".
Tell how the Lord moved in your life to get you where you could be born again.Tell exactly how you were saved.
Receive Christ Jesus as Lord of your life.John 1:12,
"But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that beleive".
Tell what God has been doing in your life since He saved you.
End with exaltation. Go over main points of salvation such as: Realize, Repent, Receive. And if it is approved by the leader of your group, you should give an invitation to be born again or for christians to repent and receive power from God to serve.Turn the service over to your leader for closing comments and ending prayer. Or you may pray if approved by your leader.