Effective Message Preparation in Evangelism – EVAN 220

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

This course presents valuable insights on presenting the timeless message of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and calling for a response of repentance and faith.

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


An evangelist must be competent to share the Gospel in a public setting and to ask the listeners for a decision. The purpose of this course is to equip students with the practical skills for delivering an evangelistic message and extending an invitation.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discover the distinctive points of an evangelistic message.
  2. Understand the principles of preparing an evangelistic message.
  3. Demonstrate the effective delivery of a clear and compelling invitation.
  4. Develop 2 Gospel messages that call hearers to turn from sin and place their faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross.
  5. Discuss the relationship between an evangelist’s life and message.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and video presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the 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 to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must demonstrate course-specific knowledge related to the 5 elements of the Gospel. In addition to the thread, the student is also required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads as part of the assignment.

Message Outlines (2)

The student will write a traditional outline (introduction, body, conclusion) as well as a relational outline (me, we, God, you, we) that can be used for an evangelistic message. Each point or part of the outline must be one paragraph.

Invitation Video

The student will submit a 4-6 minute video on YouTube giving an evangelistic invitation. The student must also submit a written transcript of the invitation that indicates the intended setting as well as the message outline.

Sermon Analysis

The student will watch an evangelistic sermon in order to evaluate its strengths and weaknesses using a Sermon Analysis Form.

Quizzes (8)

The student will take an open-book/open-notes quiz once a week covering the Reading & Study content presented for that module. Each exam consists of randomized multiple-choice and true/false questions and has 50 possible points. Quizzes 1 & 3 have a short essay question at the end. All quizzes must be completed within the 1-hour time limit.