This course examines the principles necessary for building an evangelistic ministry that lasts. We will explore the importance of the Scriptures in evangelism, how to encourage a new believer, and the spiritual gift and calling of the evangelist.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
An evangelist must be competent to follow up those who make a decision. The purpose of this course is to equip students with the Biblical content and practical skills for discipling a new believer.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students will be able to explain the importance of Scripture in evangelism and spiritual formation as well as how to implement Its full power as they believe it and share It in the strength of the Holy Spirit.
- Students will be able to verbalize the basic principles for developing a plan to encourage new believers and place them on the road to being a growing serving disciple.
- Students will be able to develop a training manual to include specific timelines, training sessions, resources, and measures for determining effectiveness.
- Students will be able to differentiate between the biblical gift of evangelism, the calling of an evangelist, and the responsibility of all believers to do the work of an evangelist.
- Students will be able to identify a biblical standard for evangelism in their ministry by establishing a list of affirmations that serve as guiding principles to direct all ministry decisions.
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 (3)
The student is required to create a thread answering the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 200 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 100 words.
Biblical Standard of Evangelism
The student will develop a ten-part document, 400-800 words total, affirming what they believe to be the essentials for the work of an evangelist. Because the assignment is a Biblical standard, not a research paper, no bibliography is needed. Instead, students should cite the Biblical reference parenthetically in the text.
The student will submit a 3-5 minute video on YouTube where he or she is giving Follow Up counseling after an evangelistic invitation. The assignment also has a written component where the student indicates the setting as well as the type of decision chosen for the presentation.
The student will write a 2-3 page double-spaced Peer Review of a chapter from The Mission of an Evangelist textbook that is not a workshop or video. The review will follow a four-point (Author, Aim, Analysis & Assessment) format, and it can cover any multiple-page chapter not assigned as reading in the course.
Discipleship Manual Outline
The student will outline a plan for discipling a new believer that includes topics, sessions, timelines, resources, and evaluations. Each part of the plan should be covered in one page making the project 5 pages long. Additional pages, such as appendices or handouts, can be added if needed.
The student will take an open-book/open-notes quiz every other week covering the Reading & Study content presented for that module. Each exam consists of randomized multiple-choice and true/false questions and has 75 possible points. The quiz must be completed within the 1-hour time limit.