This is the second of four classes in the Institute for Discipleship Evangelism Certification. It is a six-week study of the theological foundations for the ministry of evangelism, empowering laity as theologians and exploring Christian doctrines.
Students who complete this course successfully will be able to articulate the fallen human condition and understand poverty holistically, define “evangelism” for a 21st century application, defend John Wesley’s strategy of evangelism, apply a theology of evangelism to major doctrines and practices of the local church, and embrace a practice of prayer with fasting for making disciples.
Students 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 online class conferences will be held every other Thursday at 9:00pm (ET).
Students are required to have the following books for this class:
- Transforming Evangelism: The Wesleyan Way of Sharing Faith by Henry Knight
- God’s Chosen Fast: A Spiritual and Practical Guide to Fasting by Arthur Wallis
(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.