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21st Century Evangelism Training
2009
Pastor Dave CotnerFaith Baptist Church09/02/09 – 11/18/09Class 001


 


! 21st Century Evangelism Training

Instructor Pastor Dave Cotner Phone 850.637.4177
Office 3600 Creighton RoadPensacola, FL 32504 E-mail DCotner@FBCPensacola.org
Class 001 Dates 09/02/09 – 11/18/09

Text:

Fay, William, 1999. Share Jesus Without Fear. B&H Publishing Group. ($9.99)

Description:

This 12 week intensive class will challenge the student to practice more effective evangelism by recognizing the valid opportunities that God has given and being more compassionate about the lost condition of those without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Goals:

To understand my world-view

To understand another’s world-view

To practice effective evangelism

Requirements:

Each student will be required to complete three homework assignments and a final presentation. These are written and presented in class for discussion. Details listed below.

Resources:

Instructor is available 24/7/365 via cell phone and email (see above).

Curriculum/Expectations:

10 Principles of 21st Century Evangelism

3 written homework assignments

1 Final Presentation

Class Participation

Ground Rules:

1. Confidentiality

                What is shared with the group, stays in the group and is shared with no one else.

                No sub-groups. Share with all.

                Instructor practices strict confidentiality when counseling students.

2. Class Participation

                You will get out only what put in.

                Everyone can grow!

                Everyone has the right to question and challenge everyone else, including the instructor.

                Commit yourself to all 12 sessions and be on time.


!! Course Schedule:

Week Topic Homework
1 Introduction/Expectations/Syllabus/Ground Rules Prepare Life Stories*
2 Principle One: Everything is About GodPresent Life Stories  
3 Principle Two:The Past Influences the Present Prepare Assignment #1*
4 Principle Three:We are Always CommunicatingPresent Assignment #1  
5 Principle Four:Understanding Begins with Listening Prepare Assignment #2*
6 Principle Five:I Either Really Care, or I Really Don’tPresent Assignment #2  
7 Principle Six:Life is About Relationships Prepare Assignment #3*
8 Principle Seven:Real EvangelismRecognizes & Seizes Valid OpportunitiesPresent Assignment #3  
9 Principle Eight:Real EvangelismGives Priority to Prayer Prepare Final Presentation*
10 Principle Nine:Real EvangelismSpeaks the Language of the Lost  
11 Principle Ten:Real EvangelismCan Only Be Done by God’s Power  
12 Final Presentations/PrayerDiscussion  

*See Instructions, Page 3


 

Assignment Instructions:

Week Assignment Instructions
1 Life Stories This is the story of your life. It should include:a.       Family of originb.       Major life events (education, tragedies, triumphs)c.       Salvation Experience (who, what, when, where, etc.)d.       Current Family Situation (spouse, children, etc.)This may be written or not, but should be 10-15 minutes.
2 Present Life Stories  
3 Assignment #1 Talk to one (1) lost person in your circle of influence that you know very little about. Write everything you learn about them.
4 Present Assignment #1  
5 Assignment #2 Talk to one (1) lost person in your circle of influence and try to understand their world-view. Write an explanation of their world-view.
6 Present Assignment #2  
7 Assignment #3 Talk to one (1) lost person in your circle of influence and look for a valid opportunity to share the gospel. Write about your experience.
8 Present Assignment #3  
9 Final Presentation Write your thoughts and feelings about this class (students, instructor) and how you have grown in your understanding and practice of evangelism.
10 Class Participation Reminder—Class participation is required. Talk, share, relate.
11 Prayer Reminder—Prayer is essential. Evangelism is done in the power of God alone.
12 Final Presentations May God bless your evangelism efforts!


 

Class Notes:

Week Topic Notes Homework
1 Introduction/Expectations/Syllabus/Ground Rules   Prepare Life Stories
2 Principle One: Everything is About GodPresent Life Stories Acts 17:16-34 (v. 28)-God is in it, with it, for it.-God is opposed to it.  
3 Principle Two:The Past Influences the Present Romans 8:28; Philippians 1:12-shapes my world-view-shapes other’s world-view Prepare Assignment #1
4 Principle Three:We are Always CommunicatingPresent Assignment #1 We are either good or bad:-Ambassadors, 2 Cor. 5:20-Witnesses, Acts 1:8-Salt and Light, Mt. 5:13-16-Communicators  
5 Principle Four:Understanding Begins with Listening James 1:19-20, Mt. 11:15-Genuine hearing (removal of barriers) -Asking good questions Prepare Assignment #2
6 Principle Five:I Either Really Care, or I Really Don’tPresent Assignment #2 Gal. 5:15; 1 John 3:18-Genuine compassion-Empathy  
7 Principle Six:Life is About Relationships Entire Bible -Death=termination of relations-Eternal Life is thru Resurrection with Christ Prepare Assignment #3
8 Principle Seven:Real EvangelismRecognizes & Seizes Valid OpportunitiesPresent Assignment #3 Mt. 7:6; John 4:4-42; Acts 13:10-Look for hunger, need-Offer hope in Christ alone  
9 Principle Eight:Real EvangelismGives Priority to Prayer Mt. 7:7-11 Prepare Final Presentation
10 Principle Nine:Real EvangelismSpeaks the Language of the Lost Jesus—John 4Paul—Acts 17  
11 Principle Ten:Real EvangelismCan Only Be Done by God’s Power Acts 1:8; Romans 15:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:5  
12 Final Presentations/PrayerDiscussion    

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