The Way of the Master (WOTM) is a method created by Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort. The method name is also the name of their ministry. It’s based on what Jesus actually did in regards to evangelism. The WOTM uses the Law for its second purpose—as a mirror to show how much we really need a Savior just as Jesus did (for example, with the woman at the well in John 4).
The method uses four letters to represent the four questions or stepping-stones: WDJD, which stand for “What Did Jesus Do?”
The four questions are as follows:
W - Would you consider yourself to be a good person?
D – Do you think you have kept the Ten Commandments?
J – On the Day of Judgment, if God judges you by the Ten Commandments, will you be innocent or guilty?
D – Destiny, will you go to heaven or hell?
One of the advantages of Way of the Master method is it prepares people for hearing the Gospel by showing them their need for salvation since they are wholly unable to save themselves; after they understand that, you can present them with the Gospel—perhaps with the Romans Road method. In today’s society, people like to say they’re pretty much good because they don’t do many bad things. WOTM does a good job at presenting exactly what Jesus taught on this subject: that we are already condemned because of our sinful state and we are not inherently good (John 3:17) and only God is good (Luke 18:19). This method includes some good questions for starting discussion on this subject. Its outline allows for discussion and doesn’t need to be presented in a preaching manner but in a caring questioning manner.
One downside or disadvantage to this method is it doesn’t specifically talk much about what the Gospel actually is. It talks more about the Law and why you need salvation but not how to receive it. In essence, it leads people up to the point where they need to hear the Gospel. This is a time where knowing the Romans Road would be helpful or some other method to share the Gospel clearly.