This is the first of four classes in the Evangelism Certification program. It is a six-week study of the biblical message of the Old and New Testaments and the relation of the Bible to teaching Evangelism. It focuses primarily on Jesus, as revealed in the Gospels, and his strategy of evangelism in which his life was oriented while he walked on the earth. The motivating vision of Jesus’ earthly behavior will be given opportunity for application to the 21st century Church.
Students who complete this course successfully will be able to define “Evangelism” from a biblical perspective, interpret the eight guiding principles of Jesus’ master plan of evangelism, defend Jesus’ strategy of evangelism to the local church, and articulate the human condition and God’s response.
Learners are expected to access the course site on Blackboard at least every Monday and Thursday each week for announcements, direction, and/or assignments. Blackboard will be available 24/7 to facilitate the completion of assignments according to their direction. Three live sessions held on Thursdays of the second, fourth and sixth weeks of the course.
Learners are required to have The Master Plan of Evangelism, 2nd edition, abridged, by Dr. Robert E. Coleman for this course. All required texts for the Evangelism Certification Program can be purchased individually or as a group at www.af180.org/store.
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Paul Morelli has had a heart for evangelism from the day he transformed from an atheist who talked people out of believing in Jesus to becoming a new creature in Christ at a lay witness weekend and discovered a passion to tell others about this supernatural life available to all as a free gift. Paul has a passion to help others become evangelists (messengers) of Jesus’ Good News. Paul is a Certified Lay Minister, Certified Lay Evangelist and a Local Evangelist in the Western PA Annual Conference. He has completed the IFD Certification in Evangelism.