8 Ways to Share the Gospel with Dads, Grads, and Newlyweds
May is a month of excitement and celebration! In this sunny season, many of you are touching up the final plans for your wedding, graduation, or the upcoming Father’s Day. Even more exciting, you might be spending time with family and friends that you haven’t seen in a while. What a great time to share the Gospel with unsaved loved ones!
Are you unsure how to approach them? Charles Spurgeon recommends, “Let each one of us, if we have done nothing for Christ, begin to do something now. The distribution of tracts is the first thing.” Following Spurgeon’s advice, we’ve created eight Gospel-sharing gift ideas that you can easily make for Dads and grads or give away as newlyweds.
1. The Bow Tie Wallet
- Bow tie
- String or ribbon
- Tie clip or paperclip
- “A Gift for You” Pocket Gospel
If you’re looking for a simple yet classy gift for Father’s Day, try a Bow Tie Wallet! Simply start by laying the Pocket Gospel on a flat surface and placing the wallet on top. Since the bow tie will likely be too loose around the gift, you’ll need to tie string or thin ribbon firmly around them first, cutting the string’s loose ends.
Then, flip the gift upside down to secure the bow tie. With the gift upside down, you can easily mimic the same bow-tying process that you would use around your own neck. If you’re not comfortable with tying the bow tie, you can use a pretty ribbon instead. Also, you may want to clip the back of the bow tie to the Pocket Gospel to keep it in place.
2. Rose Wedding Favor
- Rose, or wedding flower
- Wire-rimmed ribbon
- “Perfect Love” Pocket Gospel
Your wedding is a wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel, and you can easily hand it out to all your guests with the Rose Wedding Favor. You just attach the “Perfect Love” Pocket Gospel around the stem of a rose (or your themed wedding flower). You can choose silk or fresh flowers, but you may want to buy fresh flowers that have water capsules around the stems. For a dramatic bow, use wide, wire-rimmed ribbon and shape the loops with your fingers after tying it.
3. Grad Survival Kit
- Durable gift basket
- Tissue paper
- Survival snacks or boxed meals
- School or life supplies, such as Post-Its or Band-Aids
- Gift cards
- “Where Am I Going?” Pocket Gospel
For the enthusiastic grads in your life, you can put together a Grad Survival Kit that will help them during college or their new careers. Start by lining a sturdy basket with crumpled tissue paper. Next, heap the basket with “survival” items like snacks, gift cards, and school supplies, customizing it for the grad’s personal tastes.
Then, insert the “Where Am I Going?” Pocket Gospel in a prominent spot. If you’d like, you can decorate the basket with ribbon or include handwritten messages from friends and family.
4. Blueprint Tool Jar
- Pint-sized mason jar
- Dad’s favorite candy
- Small tools such as a wrench or nails
- “Blueprint for Life” Pocket Gospel
To share the Gospel with handy dads, why not give them a Blueprint Tool Jar for Father’s Day? First, buy a few small tools that your father would love adding to his collection. Place these tools and his favorite candy inside a pint-sized mason jar. Then, curl the “Blueprint for Life” Pocket Gospel inside so that the front cover displays in the side of the jar. Cap it with the mason jar lid and enjoy your Dad’s surprise when he opens your gift!
5. Stuffed Coffee Mug
- Coffee mug
- Money or gift cards
- Favorite treats
- “Just for You” Pocket Gospel
Almost every high school or college grad would love—and overuse—a coffee mug! Pick one with a wise quote or find one in the grad’s favorite style. Then, before you give it to them, stuff it with money, treats, and a “Just for You” Pocket Gospel. Twist on the lid, and your graduation gift is ready to go! It’s an easy gift that will help you share the Gospel with a beloved graduate in your life.
6. Gospel Graduation Cards
- Graduation card
- Money or gift cards
- Page tabs
- “Are You Cleared for Takeoff?” Pocket Gospel
Are you unable to attend your favorite grad’s special ceremony? You can still take advantage of this opportunity to share the Gospel! Simply highlight key Bible verses in the Gospel of John, such as John 8:12, John 3:16, and John 10:1-9. Tab the pages to help the grad find the verses easily.
Then, slip money or gift cards inside the front cover and tuck the Gospel inside the graduation card. Once you send off the card, pray that God will use it in the graduate’s life and then let Him take it from there.
7. Wedding Favor Gift Bag
- Paper bags, brown or in wedding colors
- Two paper doilies
- Thin ribbon
- Candy kisses
- Permanent marker
- “A New Day” Pocket Gospel
As a simple but stylish gift for your wedding guests, you could make a lovely Wedding Favor Gift Bag. For the paper bags, you can buy the usual brown color or find them in your wedding colors at your local craft store. To make this wedding favor, you can either read on for written instructions or watch the short video above.
First, start by writing Thank You on one paper doily. Apply glue to the middle of the doily and attach it to the lower right side of the paper bag. Press down on it firmly. While the doily is drying, insert the candy kisses and the Gospel inside the bag and fold the top about 1/3 of the way down.
Next, fold the second doily in half over the top of the paper bag. Punch two holes through the bag and the doily, spacing the holes about one inch apart. Then, cut ribbon to your desired length. If you’re unsure about length, keep the ribbon long, around 16–18 inches.
Then, feed the ends of the ribbon through opposite holes, adjusting the ends until both are even. Finally, tie a bow at the top of the bag and cut the ends to your desired length. You just created a lovely gift bag that will share the Gospel with all your wedding guests!
8. The Awesome Bag
- Brown paper bag
- Marker or pen
- Grilling utensils
- Meat Seasoning
- Treats or snacks
- “Are You Cleared for Takeoff?” Pocket Gospel
Dads are known for many wonderful things, such as letting others win at board games, giving piggy back rides, and telling silly jokes. To make your dad feel special on Father’s Day, tell him just how great he is with this Awesome Bag!
On the front of a paper bag, write five to ten awesome things about your dad. Then, fill the bag with his favorite grilling supplies, meat seasonings, and treats. Last but not least, insert a Pocket Gospel in the bag and fold down the top. Family members can even personalize the bag with painted handprints or drawings to make Dad smile even more.
Whatever gifts you choose to celebrate dads, grads, and newlyweds with, take hold of this golden opportunity to share the Gospel! Charles Stanley once said, “God’s plan for enlarging His kingdom is so simple—one person telling another about the Savior.” You may never know exactly how God is going to use your gifts, but He has called you to do this one simple task. Share the Gospel, and leave the rest up to God. He can and will use your gifts to reach people for Him.