ARLINGTON BAPTIST COLLEGE
PERSONAL LIFE & EVANGELISM
CM 1310 - ONLINE
INSTRUCTOR: ABC Faculty
COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT
Arlington Baptist College endeavors to prepare men and women for Christian life and ministries, both lay
and professional, through studies in Bible, general education, church vocations, and practical service,
interpreting faith and learning in the context of a Christian worldview.
Evangelism is defined and methods of evangelism are examined from their scriptural and historical
foundations. Principles are sought which will make the students more effective in their witnessing.
Since application is essential, students will be required to secure pastoral permission to take this course.
His help will be required with regard to at least ten "supervised visits" for the purpose of evangelism.
Holy Bible (KJV) - Selected passages, the Book of Romans
Reid, Alvin. Introduction to Evangelism Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1998.
(This book will serve as the main course text dealing with soul winning.)
Gilbert, Larry. Team Evangelism
Robert E. Coleman, The Master Plans of Evangelism
(This book has been a classic for a number of years. It presents a plan of personal evangelism modeled
after the work of Christ's disciples.)
Robert E. Coleman, The Master’s Way of Personal Evangelism
(This book is a companion to the above and reviews Christ’s dealings with a number of people.)
Larry Gilbert, Ministry Evangelism
(This book addresses our giftedness and how we are to work out God’s will in our lives.)
Delos Miles, Overcoming Barriers to Witnessing
(In addition to the excuses for not witnessing, there are barriers or obstacles. This book deals with such
barriers and shows how they can be overcome.)
For this course we will:
1. Provide a syllabus listing the requirements for successfully completing this course.
2. Explain how you can become a better steward of your time and talents.
3. Provide course materials that will enable you to grow in your understanding of the scope and
breadth of evangelism.
4. Provide educational material that will help you to gain experience and confidence in this
most important endeavor.
5. Provide prompt and regular feed back with regard to submitted assignments.
6. Provide opportunities for testing over the required materials.
Personal evangelism is the most important endeavor a Christian will undertake. It is essential to those
who have dedicated themselves to full-time service. It is more a matter of what one is than what he does.
Jesus said, "Follow me and I will make you to become fishers of men." It is expected that as a result of
this course you will:
1. Read the syllabus in its entirety and complete the enclosed projected schedule.
2. Submit your assignments in a timely fashion using the proper format.
3. Complete the time management schedule as explained in your schedule.
4. Complete the Spiritual Gifts Inventory in order to better determine your own giftedness.
5. Read one book, in addition to the main text, related to soul winning.
6. Prepare an outline for soul winning.
7. Commit verses related to soul winning to memory.
8. Practice the priority of soul winning through regular supervised visitation within the local
New Testament Church.
9. Become a better steward of your time and talents
10. Grow in your understanding of the scope and breadth of evangelism.
11. Gain experience and confidence in this most important endeavor.
12. Develop a system of personal time management as a means to better stewardship.
13. Learn what your spiritual gifts are and how they may be applied to evangelism.
14. Complete the supervised Midterm and Final exams.
15. Complete all course requirements within the eight weeks
As a result of successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Compete a Time Management Schedule that will provide a plan for the integrating secular
and spiritual obligations into a manageable possibility.
2. Define the meaning of "evangelism".
3. Explain what constitutes a proper relationship to the Lord.
4. Explain how one can be confident of ones standing in Christ.
5. Explain the importance of personal evangelism in church ministries and why we should
6. Explain the work of the Holy Spirit in soul winning.
7. Prepare a written outline for use in soul winning
8. Write from memory eleven (11) Bible verses related to soul winning.
9. Document the completion of at least ten (10) visits made under the supervision of the local
New Testament church for the purpose of evangelism.
10. Submit a book review following a prescribed format.
11. Explain the importance of a clear conversion testimony.
12. Write a concise personal witnessing testimony.
13. List your Spiritual gifts and explain how they relate to evangelism.
14. Demonstrate by examination an overall understanding of the materials covered in this course.
1. Time Management Schedule Complete a detailed breakdown of your weekly schedule showing
both committed and free time. Suggested allocation of "flexible time" should be included. Each
schedule must provide for at least 5 minutes of prayer and Bible reading each day. (See the
enclosed sample materials)
2. Personal Testimony Each student will write a short personal conversion testimony. (Using
guidelines presented later in this book, this can be used as a very helpful witnessing tool.)
3. Book Review Read Team Evangelism by Larry Gilbert to familiarize yourself with at least one
additional approach to soul winning. Write a review of the book that is 3 to 5 pages in length.
Follow the format given at the bottom of this page.
4. Scripture memory Selected verses have been listed on a separate sheet. A good soul winner will
have appropriate verses at his command to use as needed. (These must be memorized using the
KJV. They will be a part of your midterm and final.)
5. Spiritual Gifts Inventory Complete the inventory sheet included in Team Evangelism and score.
6. Online Inventory Complete one of the online spiritual gift inventories cited in your course
material and follow lesson directions.
7. Witnessing Plan. Based on your reading and /or your visits made with your pastor or his
designate, you will develop a planned presentation that you could use to share Christ with
another. It should not be more than five minutes in length. This may be seen as the logical
extension of your personal testimony. Required memory verses should also provide a useful
8. Visitation Log Each student enrolled in "Evangelism" is required to complete the enclosed
"Visitation Log" of visits made with the pastor or his designate. At least ten visits are to be made
during the completion of this course. Visits should be recorded as they are made. You are to
have your pastor sign and date your log before it is submitted for credit.
9. Exams Students will complete a proctored midterm and final exam covering points to ponder
and memorized verses.
10. Course Log Each student is to keep a log of the time spent in the completion of the course. This
will include time spent working on-line, reading, studying, writing assignments, and taking
exams. This Course log must be completed before credit can be granted!
11. Bonus Assignment Students may read one of the recommended texts listed on the preceding
page (or an alternate pre-approved book.) and write a two or three page paper comparing and
contrasting the evangelism approach presented in the bonus book with that used in Team
Evangelism. This assignment must be submitted no later than the end of week seven (7).
The grading scale will be that of the current College Catalog. (See Gen. Information, Grading / Testing.)
The following percentages will be used in computing final grades.
Time Management Schedule 5%
Personal Testimony 5%
Spiritual Gift Summary (From Team Evan.) 5%
Online Gifts Assessment 5%
Personal Witnessing Plan 5%
Book Review 10%
Visitation Log 15%
Lesson Quizzes (6 @ 3% ea) 18%
Required Work Total 100%
Bonus Assignment 5%
Potential Work Total 105%
SPECIAL NOTES RE: WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS
1. Personal testimonies, Book review and Witnessing Plan should be typed using a
12-point Times New Roman font.
2. Several additional points should be noted with regard to the Book review.
A. The book review should give the bibliography of the book at the top of the first
page and be single spaced. (Use a two inch top margin on first page; all other
margins = one inch. See the bibliography for your main text near the top of the
B. No name should appear on the first page, nor should a title page be used.
C. After the bibliography, double space and begin your typing (which should also be
D. After giving a brief overview of the book, cite one or two examples of things
you especially liked or disliked about the book.
E. Conclude with a recommendation as to who should or should not read this
F. At the end of the text on the last page type, Review submitted by, and sign
your name under that line.
3. When completing your TIME SCHEDULE please address the following;
A. Be specific:
a. Get dressed time
b. Travel time
c. Eat time
d. Specific classes
e. Work time
2.) If you plan on taking more than one class at a time, list study times by
B. Be thorough:
1.) Include a quiet time (for Bible study and/or prayer) of at least 5 min. ea day.
2.) Include at least 2 hours of recreation / week.
3.) Include at least 1 hour of family time per week.
4.) If married, schedule special time with your spouse.
C. Be faithful – If you have more than 2 hours / day for recreation, consider an area of
D. Be wise – schedule adequate rest.
E. Plan ahead – Consider making a list of projects you’d like to complete on coming
F. Be realistic – First attempts at scheduling will require revisions. A schedule should be
a tool, not a slave driver, so adjust as needed.
(NOTE: A Time Schedule Example has been included with your first lesson.)
4. When emailing papers as attachments, make sure your name is included in the email.
1. After logging on to your course, carefully read the introductory materials for the course under the
topic “ARE YOU READY? “, and follow directions. (Remember to keep track of your time spent
using the Log-in Sheet included under COURSE RESOURCES. You will only need to use the first
8 columns – one for each week of class.)
2. Read the materials for Lesson 1 and complete the assignments.
Read the materials for Lesson 2 and complete the assignments.
Read the materials for Lesson 3 and complete the assignments.
Read the materials for Lesson 4 and complete the assignments.
Read the materials for Lesson 5 and complete the assignments.
Read the materials for Lesson 6 and complete the assignments.
Read the materials for Lesson 7 and complete the assignments.
1. Read the materials for Lesson 8 and complete the assignments.
2. Complete the Course Evaluation.