EVAN101: Evangelism and the Christian Life

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 04/09/2024

Course Description

An in-depth study of how to lead people to Christ. Special attention will be given to the theology of all aspects of evangelism including the follow-up. Various methods of approach and presentation will be considered. Emphasis will be placed on evangelism and the local church for conservation of results.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course was designed in obedience to the biblical mandate supported by Liberty University to evangelize the lost. Its purpose is to train the student to evangelize and to equip others for evangelism in today’s culture, a skill especially needed by the student studying for a vocation in church and para-church ministries.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences where the student creates a five-part thread in response to the provided prompt and interacts with classmates’ answers. The student will post one thread of at least 300 words. The student must then post 2 replies of at least 150 words each. A student is expected to reference applicable readings, presentations, and notes in the discussion threads and replies. In addition, the student should use the Bible as a source.

(CLO: A, C, D; FSLO: CC3, CC4, CT3, SSI2, CGE3, CGE4)

God’s Story Paper Assignment

The student will share how his/her story intersects with God’s Story. This paper can be completed by believers and unbelievers. The paper will consist of the following sections:

  1. Identifying a Sinful Nature
  2. Accepting or Rejecting the Redemptive Work of Christ
  3. Living Spiritually

The paper will be 500–750 words. See “Course Policies” for the formatting expectations for assignments in this course. (CLO: A, D FSLO: CC1, CC3, CGE1, CGE2, CGE3, CGE4, CGE5, CIL5)

Sharing the Gospel Paper Assignment

The student will write a 750–1200-word paper describing a time this term he or she shared the Gospel. The assignment has two parts:

  1. Preparing to Share the Gospel.
  2. Sharing the Gospel

Partial credit may be given for only completing one half of the assignment.

(CLO: B, C; FSLO: CC1, CC3, CC4, CGE3, CGE4, CIL5, CT3, SSI2)

Reflection Paper Assignment

Students will complete a reflection paper as the final writing assignment in the course. This assignment is not designed as a research paper but rather as the student’s personal reflection on the course and how this material can be applied in the future. The major areas of focus in this assignment will be looking back to content within the course and looking ahead to how this material can be utilized in the future. There are two parts for this assignment and each part must have a minimum word count of 250 words. There is no maximum. (CLO: D)

Quizzes (4)

There will be 4 open-book/open-notes tests in this course. Quizzes: Introduction, God’s Story, and Personal Evangelism will cover the Learn material presented within the assigned Modules: Weeks leading up to the test. Each quiz will consist of randomized multiple-choice and true/false questions, and Quizzes: Introduction, God’s Story, and Personal Evangelism will contain an essay question. Each quiz must be completed within a 1-hour time limit. Quiz: Final will be open-book/open-notes and will be cumulative without an essay question; this test has double the points and must be completed within a 2-hour time limit. Study guides are provided to assist the student in preparing for these quizzes. Use all three study guides to prepare for the final.

(CLO: A, B, C, D; FSLO: CC1, CC3, CC4, CGE1, CGE2, CGE3, CGE4, CGE5)

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