This is the third of four classes in the Institute for Discipleship Evangelism Certification. It is a six-week study of the role of the specialist in Evangelism in equipping the congregation to tell the Christian story to those outside the church, to seek a response to the Christian message. Areas of concern will include communication theory and skills, outreach methods and approaches.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to relate to their local community context with effective 21st century outreach strategies. They will also be equipped to confront the challenges and identify the assets of local congregations, developing a culture of evangelism. Students will also be able to experience and successfully lead a seeker small group.
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. Leading a local seeker small group experience will also be expected. Students will also participate in occasional live online gatherings.
Students are required to have the following texts for this class:
- When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
- The Second Greatest Commandment Meets the Great Commission – How to Love Your Neighbors to Christ, by Nancy Golden
- Seeker Small Groups: Engaging Spiritual Seekers in Life-Changing Discussions, by Garry Poole
(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
Nancy Golden has a passion for sharing her faith and a heart for people of “every tribe and language and people and nation.” She graduated from Dallas Christian College and earned her master’s degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Nancy’s seminary work included theology and Bible with an intercultural studies focus. Her passion for evangelism led her to author a book, The Second Greatest Commandment Meets the Great Commission: How to Love Your Neighbors to Christ (HIS Publishing Group, 2013). She authored a second book, Taking Back Advent: Moving from the Mundane to the Miraculous (Golden Cross Ranch LLC 2018) in the same easy-to-read style to bring a satisfying component to each day of the Christmas season.
Nancy is an adjunct faculty member at Dallas Christian College and has taught How to Study the Bible, New Testament Survey, and World Religions. In addition, she has developed a cross-cultural missions course for Dallas Christian College that incorporates both the theology and the history of missions.
Nancy and her husband Phil are are members of the Carrollton Church of the Nazarene in Carrollton, Texas. Nancy is very active at her church and her current activities include training volunteers for ESL ministry, teaching an evangelism class on Wednesday nights, and she is also the Director of the Carrollton League of Writers, an outreach of the church that provides their weekly meeting place. When she is not busy with her family, students, and church activities, Nancy can be found riding her horse, Pistol, who fortunately does not mind listening to her sing praise and worship songs!
Visit Nancy’s website to learn more about how to share your faith.