Give Them the Whole Gospel Story
Oftentimes, people speak Gospel-ish to one another. What I mean by that is they put little snippets of truth about Jesus into a conversation, but often those snippets don't really collectively give good news to the real struggles that people are facing.
To become truly gospel fluent is to be able to listen to somebody well enough to hear the real longing or hurts that they're dealing with. Then you can speak the gospel truths to that real problem in such a way that the person walks away hearing the good news of Jesus in a way that brings transformation to their heart.
This article is adapted from Gospel Fluency: Speaking the Truths of Jesus into the Everyday Stuff of Life by Jeff Vanderstelt.
God's not calling you to be a nice person only—he's calling you to be a Gospel-proclaiming person.
In many ways the gospel is like a new language—it takes time.
Pastors can speak the truth of Jesus into the everyday stuff of life by preaching, training, and ministering.