Online Class with Equip-Timothy Partnership
July 22 – November 8, 2019

Learning Outcomes

(a) To introduce candidates to key theological concepts and principles undergirding evangelism;

(b) To familiarise candidates with a range of evangelistic contexts, methods and models;

(c) To equip candidates with basic skills in the communication of Christian faith.

Content

A study of the theological and practical principles of communicating Christian faith to non-believers.

Section A: Evangelism Principles (35%)

  1. Theological perspectives: divine sovereignty and human response; the church and evangelism; motivations for evangelism; baptism and conversion; evangelism and social concern.
  2. Principles of evangelism: proclamation, witness and presence; hindrances to evangelism; the nurture of new Christians.
  3. Communicating faith: person to person, through human relationships, in small groups, by dialogue and presence.
  4. The evangelist: the gift of evangelism; professional and non-professional evangelists; the role of the congregation as evangelist and supporter of evangelists.

Section B: Evangelistic Methods (35%)

  1. Church-based evangelism: advantages and disadvantages of various approaches—buildingbased, using homes, “neutral ground”, evangelism, worship and revival (of members).
  2. Personal evangelism: earning the right to speak; use and evaluation of at least two methods of personal evangelism.
  3. Evangelising various groups: e.g. youth, industrial workers, nominal church members, ethnic groups, secular humanists.
  4. The use of mass media, publicity, literature and tracts.

Section C: Evangelism in Practice (30%)

Personal involvement (with supervision) in not less than 10 hours in specifically evangelistic programmes, including at least 2.5 hours of direct evangelism by the candidate. (These hours exclude preparation and writingup time.) This work should include both inter-personal and small group contexts, using the methods studied in Section B. This work should include people known to the candidate as evangelist, and those unknown to the candidate. Large group and media settings may also be used.

Candidates are to submit a 1500-word report (to their college) on their work in this programme.


Course begins: 22 July 2019
Course ends: 8 November 2019

 

Note: This course is for Diploma/Degree students only. Please note that you are NOT eligible to take any of these courses without submitting the Diploma/Degree application to us. Kindly make an enquiry before you register any courses.

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