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Learn 3 Crowns (Video Training)
Remember 3 Crowns
The goal of 3 Crowns is NOT to show the video. The goal of 3 Crowns is to equip you to sketch out the presentation on a scrap of paper, like a napkin, and leave it with a friend. As you sketch it, you want to be able to verbalize, while you are drawing, what each element in the drawing means. Seem overwhelming? It’s easier than you think. Here a four quick tips to help you memorize and share Crowns:
- GOD, MAN, CHRIST, RESPONSE
First, remember that the 3 Crowns stand for 3 different actors in the drama of redemption: GOD (top), MAN (right), and CHRIST (left). Say that out loud and point at each circle: “God, Man, Christ” (repeat that a few times). Then, notice the presentation ends with a RESPONSE (bottom-arrow). This is a very common way to share the Gospel. Remember: God, Man, Christ, Response. Got it?
- EIGHT WORDS, SAME LETTERS
Second, realize that you only need to memorize 8 words total. That’s it! Notice each of the words, at each arrow, start with the same letter (e.g. Sin/Separation, Turn/Trust, etc.). So if you can remember one of the words (e.g. “Raised), the other word will likely be triggered by the first letter (e.g. “Restored”).
- 3 CROWNS, 3 CONCEPTS
Third, remember that each crown represents a different concept: God as King, Man as Rebel, and Christ as Lord. Take a mental picture of each crown-circle, noticing the imagery that details these truths.
- PRACTICE, USING YOUR OWN WORDS
Finally, practice sketching the pictures and explaining the truth in your own words. Don’t try to memorize the video word-for-word. Rather, seek to understand the concepts and explain then in your own way. When you understand the theology behind the presentation, the pictures and words simply function as memory-triggers to make sure you share a robust, yet simple, Gospel-presentation.