Contemporary Evangelism – EVAN 525

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 10/28/2022

Course Description

A study of the evangelistic imperative and various methods of personal witnessing. Particular emphasis is given to follow-up, discipleship, and memorizing key Bible verses. 

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

Rationale

Because of the importance of ministry students being fully prepared in the areas of evangelism and discipleship, EVAN 525 is required for each of the professional/vocational ministry programs.

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 the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. There will be 3 discussions in this course.  For each discussion, the student will address the discussion topic in a new thread. The initial thread must be a minimum of 450 words, supported by course resources. The student will then reply to at least 2 other classmate’s threads. Each reply must be a minimum of 250 words. (CLOs: A, B, D)

Conversion Testimony Assignment

The student will write a 2-page testimony paper summarizing the story of his/her conversion. The purpose of this paper is to help the student develop a personal testimony, which he/she will use as a bridge from one’s personal testimony to sharing the Gospel of Christ. (CLO: E)

Recovery Testimony Assignment

The student will write a 2-page testimony paper summarizing a problem the student has overcome. The purpose of this paper is to help the student understand the power of being transparent, as a way of communicating the Gospel message. (CLO: E)

Book Analysis Assignments (3)

During this course, the student must write 3 book analysis reviews. For each book the student will write a review consisting of 6 parts. Each book review will allow the student to grasp the greater calling of evangelism as an intentional expression of their life. (CLOs: B, D)

Servant Evangelism Report Assignments (2)

During this course, the student must plan and participate in 2 different servant evangelism opportunities with different people (at least 1 in his/her own neighborhood). The student will write a 1–2-page report on each evangelism opportunity according to criteria given in the course. (CLOs: A, E, F)

Witnessing Report Assignments (3)

During this course, the student is required to share the Gospel 3 times, with 3 different people during the 8-week course. At least 2 of the 3 encounters must be completed in the student’s neighborhood/Jerusalem. The student will write a 1-2 page report on each witnessing encounter. (CLOs: A, C, E, F)

Evangelism Vision Paper Assignment

After working through required course materials, the student will develop an 7-8 page, current Turabian-style paper centered on the vision and challenge of what God is doing in his/her life in the area of evangelism. The paper will address questions provided in the course. (CLOs: A, C, F)

Quiz: Servant Evangelism

The Quiz will cover the Servant Evangelism Manual and the Everyday Series: Evangelism chapters 18, 24-27, 29. The Quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 30 multiple answer questions, and will have a 1-hour time limit. (CLOs: B, D)