Strategic Prayer and Spiritual Warfare – EVAN 670

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

Course Description

This course addresses necessary aspects of angelology, personal prayer life, and holy living. It further helps the student form effective corporate church based prayer strategies.




As the western world becomes increasingly post-Christian, it is imperative that church leaders understand the dynamics of spiritual warfare and strategic prayer.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate the role of prayer in spiritual warfare.
  2. Create a plan for an effective prayer life.
  3. Formulate a biblical and theological understanding of the roles that angels, demons, the flesh, and the world play in spiritual warfare.
  4. Apply a practical theology of spiritual warfare.
  5. Explain the steps that lead to freedom in Christ.
  6. Apply strategic prayer strategies to help others find victory in Christ.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

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 (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 400 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 200 words. (MLO: A, B, D)

Book Critiques (3)

The student will read 3 books over the course of the term and will submit a 8–10-page critique for each book. Each will consist of 5 parts: an introduction, a summary, an evaluation and critique of the book’s contents, a personal application, and conclusion. (MLO: A, C, D, E)

Personal Application Paper

Outline and Bibliography: The student will submit an outline and bibliography for the Personal Application Paper prior to the submission of the paper to receive instructor feedback on his/her progress.

Final: The student will write a 8–10-page paper in current Turabian format on 1 of the following subjects: 1) a strategy for overcoming areas of bondage or strongholds in his/her personal life; 2) development of a spiritual warfare prayer strategy for his/her ministry; or 3) a plan for growth in various aspects of his/her prayer life. The paper will explain how the readings and/or discussions have helped him/her in 1 of the 3 areas listed above. The paper will be a detailed plan of application, including the prime objective to be accomplished, steps of attainment, indicators of success, etc. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the modules/weeks in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 20 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.