Evangelism and the Christian Life – EVAN 101

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

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.

Prerequisites

None

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.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the biblical basis for evangelism.
  2. Articulate the role that cultural awareness plays in personal evangelism.
  3. Identify which evangelistic methods and strategies best suit certain cultural beliefs or global perspectives.
  4. Relate the gospel narrative and God's redemptive plan to the Christian life and the call to personal evangelism.

General Education Foundational Skill Learning Outcomes (FSLO): Christianity and Contexts (CC): Primary FSLOs

  1. Christianity and Contexts: Relate the problem of sin in creation and the redemptive work of Christ, as described in the overarching narrative of Scripture, to various aspects of life and professional disciplines.
  2. Christianity and Contexts: Apply the biblical text and its principles to life in a manner that bridges various contexts and considers the implications for personal growth.
  3. Christianity and Contexts: Articulate how faith in Christ and the theological worldview of Scripture shape one’s purpose for pursuing education, employment, relationships, and socio-cultural engagement, relating these pursuits to the redemptive work of God.

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 Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore the student is required complete each Discussion Board Forum in 2 parts:

  1. The student will submit a thread of at least 300 words in response to the instructions provided.
  2. The student will then submit at least 1 reply of at least 200 words to the thread of a classmate, fulfilling the assigned criteria.

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

God's Story Paper

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:

  • Part 1 - What is God's Story?  The Gospel will be explained through Creation, Fall, Redemption, and New Creation. 
  • Part 2 - How my story intersects with God's story. The student will share his/her spiritual story through identifying a sinful nature, accepting or rejecting the redemptive work of Christ, and his/her current spiritual state. 

The paper will be 500–700 words. See "Course Policies" for the formatting expectations for assignments in this course. (MLO: A, D FSLO: CC1, CC3, CC4, CGE5, CLI5)

Sharing the Gospel Paper

The student will write a 1000–1800-word paper in response to two witnessing scenarios:

  1. Sharing the Gospel with a Postmodern individual.
  2. Sharing the Gospel with an Eastern individual.

(MLO: B, C; FSLO: CGE3, CGE4, CLI5, CT3, SSI2)

Exams (4)

There will be 4 open-book/open-notes exams in this course. Exams 1–3 will cover the Reading & Study material presented within the assigned modules/weeks leading up to the exam. Each exam will consist of randomized multiple-choice and true/false questions, and 2 of the exams will contain an essay question. Each exam must be completed within the 1-hour time limit. The final exam will be open-book/open-notes, and will be cumulative. This exam must be completed within a 2-hour time limit. Exam study guides are provided to assist the student in preparing for these exams.

(MLO: A, B, C, D; FSLO: CGE3, CGE4, CGE5)