INTRODUCTION TO EVANGELISM
Table of Contents
Suggested Class Schedule ................................................................................................................2
Purpose of the Course ......................................................................................................................3
Course Requirements .......................................................................................................................3
Message to the Teacher ....................................................................................................................5
Message to the Student ....................................................................................................................6
USING THE ASTUDY GUIDE@ ....................................................................................................7
SESSION # 1 ...................................................................................................................................8
SESSION # 2 .................................................................................................................................13
SESSION # 3 .................................................................................................................................19
SESSION # 4 .................................................................................................................................28
SESSION # 5 .................................................................................................................................31
SESSION # 6 .................................................................................................................................37
SESSION # 7 .................................................................................................................................41
SESSION # 8 .................................................................................................................................42
SESSION # 9 .................................................................................................................................47
SESSION # 10 ...............................................................................................................................54
SESSION # 11 ...............................................................................................................................61
SESSION # 12 ...............................................................................................................................65
SESSION # 13 ...............................................................................................................................72
SESSION # 14 ...............................................................................................................................72
INTRODUCTION TO EVANGELISM
Suggested Class Schedule
WEEK SUBJECT ASSIGNMENT
Session # 1 Introduction to the course and Course requirements
AWhat is Evangelism?@ Chapter 1, pages 1-24
Session # 2 AThe Biblical Standard for Evangelism@ Chapter 2, pages 25-39
AEvangelism in the Early Church@ Chapter 3, pages 41-56
Session # 3 AEvangelism in Church History@ Chapter 4, pages 57-82
AThe Theology of Evangelism@ Chapter 5, pages 83-104
Session # 4 EXAM # 1
AThe Character of the Witness@ Chapter 6, pages 105-120
Session # 5 AEvangelism as a Spiritual Discipline@ Chapter 7, pages 121-134
ALinking Prayer and Evangelism@ Chapter 8, pages 135-151
Book Report on an Evangelist Due
Session # 6 AThe Work of the Holy Spirit@ Chapter 9, pages 153-166
AThe Testimony of the Christian Witness@ Chapter 10, pages 167-184
Session # 7 Sharing Personal Testimonies and Review for second exam
Personal Autobiography and Testimony Due
Session # 8 EXAM # 2
APersonal Evangelism@ Chapter 11, pages 185-203
Session # 9 AMobilizing for Personal Evangelism@ Chapter 12, pages 205-223
AReaching the Unchurched@ Chapter 13, pages 225-242
Session # 10 AEvangelizing the Next Generation@ Chapter 14, pages 243-263
AMass Evangelism@ Chapter 15, pages 265-281
Book Report on THE MASTER PLAN OF EVANGELISM Due
Session # 11 EXAM # 3
AChurch Evangelism@ Chapter 16, pages
Session # 12 AWorship Evangelism@ Chapter 17, pages 307-324
AEvangelistic Leadership@ Chapter 18, pages 325-344
Session # 13 Projects and Presentations; Review for the Final Exam
Session # 14 FINAL EXAM
INTRODUCTION TO EVANGELISM
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE
This course is designed to introduce the student to the field of evangelism through a study of the
biblical, theological, and historical background of the discipline. It shall further explore the need
for evangelism, various approaches to personal evangelism, mass evangelism, and church
evangelism. Attention will also be given to the training needed for effective evangelism.
Upon completion of this course students should:
1. know the biblical, theological and historical background of evangelism
2. know the need for evangelism in contemporary society
3. be able to evaluate the approaches used in contemporary evangelism
4. understand the strengths and weaknesses of mass evangelism
5. know how to lead a program of evangelism in a local church
6. know the qualities of an effective servant-leader
7. know contemporary opportunities for evangelism
8. have participated in at least one witnessing encounter
READING - Each student is responsible for reading the assigned material from
INTRODUCTION TO EVANGELISM by Alvin Reid (Broadman & Holman, 1998) for
each class period, prior to attending the class. In addition, students must have completed
the weekly assignment in this Study Guide before attending the class. This will help
students know the material and be prepared to discuss the material with the class.
IT IS AN OBU REQUIREMENT THAT STUDENTS COMPLETE THEIR STUDY
GUIDE. ( See USING THE ASTUDY GUIDE@)
BOOK REPORTS -
(1) Each student is required to read a biography or autobiography of an evangelist and
write a three page report on the evangelist=s life and contributions. This assignment is
due at the beginning of session # 5.
(2) Each student is required to complete a five to seven page (typed, double-spaced)
review of the book, THE MASTER PLAN OF EVANGELISM, by Robert Coleman. This
review should contain discussion about each chapter in the book and an evaluation of the
strengths and weaknesses of the book. Your instructor may ask for additional
information. This assignment is due at the beginning of Session # 10.
PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY AND TESTIMONY - Each student is required to write his or
her own spiritual autobiography, similar to the example in the text of Delos Miles. This
paper should be from 6-10 typed, double-spaced pages. In addition, students are required
to write their own personal testimony in 200 words or less. These assignments are due the
seventh session. See session #6 for directions on both assignments.
WITNESSING EXPERIENCE - Each student is challenged to put into practice what
he/she learns in this course by having at least one witnessing experience during the
semester. After the experience, write down as much as you can remember about what
happened. Tell about the person, how you met, how long you have known them etc. Also
include as much of the dialog as you can and the results of the encounter. Tell what plans
you have for a continued relationship with this person or someone else to have with this
person. Your instructor will give you more information about when the assignments due,
if it is before session #13.
Four examinations will be given, including a comprehensive final. These exams will
contain both objective questions and discussion topics.
Grades will be figured on the following basis:
Completion of the Study Guide 100 points
Four exams 400 points
Spiritual Autobiography 75 points
Personal Testimony 50 points
(Including oral presentation)
Book Report - Evangelist Bio 50 points
Book Report - Master Plan 75 points
Witnessing Experience Report 50 points
A 800 - 720 points
B 719 - 640 points
C 639 - 560 points
D 559 - 480 points
F 479 - 0 points
No grade of AIncomplete@ (AI@) can be issued by the instructor without the written
consent of the Dean of the School of Christian Service, OBU. Such grades are only given
in extreme circumstances.
Grades of students who are absent may be penalized. Failure to attend seventy-five
percent of the class sessions may result in a grade of FX (failure for absences). Work
missed during absences may be made-up at the discretion of the professor.
MESSAGE TO THE TEACHER
You will notice from the purpose statement and objectives for this course that our effort is to
introduce the students to the field of evangelism by taking an overview of the subject.
Consequently, you will notice that we will not spend much time with any one area of evangelism
in order to cover the entire field. However, you may want to concentrate more attention on some
particular areas and you have the liberty to do that. For instance, you may want to spend
additional time on revivals, personal witnessing, or the invitation and I urge you to do that.
I hope you will do everything possible to make this course practical for your students. What they
learn in the classroom will be important, but perhaps even more important will be what they learn
outside the classroom and in sharing with one another about their experiences. Arrange for
students to attend a revival meeting, evangelism conference or a similar meeting, and encourage
them to have at least one witnessing experience during the semester.
You may want to invite guests to address the class during the semester. Pastors, evangelists or
trained lay persons might be available to shed light on a particular phase of evangelism. Staff
members responsible for evangelism in the state convention might be willing to speak to your
class. Students can learn much from talking with people who have had experiences in the various
phases and types of evangelism.
You should make adjustments to the class schedule as needed to suit your style of teaching. It is
imperative that you cover the material for this course, but you may adapt the schedule and other
recommendations in this Study Guide. For instance, you may choose to give fewer tests, change
the reading assignments, or add other assignments.
Some students may have trouble finding a biography or autobiography of an evangelist. You may
need to direct them to a church or pastor=s library where they can borrow a book. You can also
contact the OBU library for assistance (see your Faculty Handbook for instructions).
The assignment in Session # 13, for the students to write about a witnessing experience may
cause some of the students a problem in just how to do the assignment. I recommend that you
help them write it in a Acase study@ format. This will help them to evaluate the experience and to
present it to the class. The purpose of this exercise is for the student to learn how to be a better
I hope you enjoy teaching this course. If I can be of assistance to you, please contact me.
Dick Rader, Dean
School of Christian Service
Oklahoma Baptist University
MESSAGE TO THE STUDENT
Since every Christian is an Aevangel@ or messenger of God=s good news, it is important for all
of us to study evangelism. However, the purpose of this course is not just to study about
evangelism, but to study in order to be able to do evangelism and to do it more effectively.
Reading the text, including the suggested biblical passages, and completing the Study Guide
before each class session will greatly increase your ability to understand and remember the
material. It will also allow you to participate more intelligently in class discussions of the
material. You may not always agree with the author of the text, Alvin Reid, or an author he
quotes, and that is fine. That will allow you to search carefully for additional information and
think through your own position on the matter. I hope that you are stimulated to think carefully
However, if this course only causes you to think about evangelism without putting into practice
what you learn, the course will have been of little value to you. You should endeavor to be a
witness both in life-style and through a verbal delivery of the good news of Jesus Christ.
Hopefully, your abilities, as well as your motivation, will improve and you will become all God
wants you to be.
The author=s Notes, pages 345-362, contain many of the current books on evangelism. You may
want to read further from some of these which the author has used in writing this book. New
books are being printed almost daily and I hope this course inspires you to further your study of
evangelism by reading more on this subject.
You may need to borrow a biography or autobiography of an evangelist for the required report.
Your church library or your pastor should have a book you can read. You may also want to buy
such a book for your own library.
I hope that your experience in this course will glorify and expand the Kingdom of God. Although
this course will only introduce you to the study of evangelism, I hope that it sets your heart on
fire and that you become a consistent witness of the good news of the gospel. May God richly
bless you in your study and practice of evangelism.
Dick Rader, Dean
School of Christian Service
Oklahoma Baptist University
USING THE ASTUDY GUIDE@
An Important Message for Students and Teachers
As you have already read in this Study Guide, Oklahoma Baptist University requires students to
complete the Study Guide as part of the grade for an MTI course. In fact, if a student does not
complete the Study Guide, he/she should not receive a grade higher than a AD@ for the
There are several reasons for this requirement which both teachers and students need to
know. First, MTI courses are part of Oklahoma Baptist University=s School of Christian
Service curriculum and are listed in the university catalog. When we contract with an instructor
to teach one of these courses, we expect that individual to teach the course as we have prepared
Second, the questions and activities given in the Study Guide are designed to help students learn
the material. Some students consider such activities Abusy work,@ but we believe that the
completion of this material will help any student read the textbooks more carefully and better
understand the content of the course. Some questions call for reflection on the part of the student
so he/she can evaluate and apply the information. Some questions call for students to express
opinions about topics related to the course. Others are for showing important facts.
Third, these Study Guide questions and activities are to assist the instructor in presenting the
material. Some instructors use the questions as their method of presenting the material in class.
While this probably should not be the only method used, using the Study Guide assignments can
be helpful. However, students should never be allowed to fill in their Study Guides during the
class period. This is a form of cheating and should cannot be tolerated. Using the Study Guide
questions for class discussions can be very fruitful when students are allowed to compare their
answers with others. In this Study Guide some questions will have boxes around them. These are
questions that would be especially good for use in class discussions or suggested assignments.
Fourth, these Study Guide questions help students prepare for examinations. Many instructors
take at least some of their exam questions from the Study Guide. They should be asked in a
different form or rearranged, but answering the questions in the Study Guide will help the student
be prepared for the exam. This also helps the student retain the knowledge for future reference.
Fifth, some of the questions call for written discussion of a subject which is an opportunity for
students to use their writing skills. Instructors can help students by pointing out spelling and
grammar errors so students can improve their writing skills. These questions also help students
learn to organize their thoughts better, which is important in both writing and speaking.
It is extremely important that instructors check each student=s work regularly to be sure
they are keeping their Study Guides up-to-date. Instructors should insist that students
complete all of the answers. Using these questions during class and taking exam questions from
the Study Guide will be an incentive for students to be prepared when they come to class.
Instructors may give a point value for completion of the Study Guide. (Dick Rader)
INTRODUCTION TO EVANGELISM
SESSION # 1
(Read the Preface and chapter 1, pages 1-24)
1. Why does the author say he wrote this book?
2. What is the greatest deterrent to the darkness of this present age?
3. What are the three fronts from which this book flows? Explain each term.
4. What factors contributed to the author=s understanding of evangelism?
(1) as a youth
(2) as a college student
(3) as a pastor and denominational staff member
5. Why did the author tell about his writing background?
6. Would you ever be able to make an impact for the Kingdom of God? Explain how.
7. What are the five convictions you can stand on with confidence? Also give the Therefore.
8. List one reason why you may not tell others the good news of Jesus Christ.
9. How does the story of Philip Simelvise relate to the study of evangelism?
10. Why is the church confused about evangelism?
11. List the four misconceptions about evangelism.
12. Why is living a good moral life not an adequate approach to evangelism?
13. Why is seeking to be the biggest and the best not a good motivation for evangelism?
14. What is your response to the story about the fishermen?
15. How is the author=s definition of evangelism different from what many call evangelism?
16. What had the WMU director from FBC, Pasadena, Texas done instead of witness?
17. Which of the three reasons she failed to witness is closest to reasons you have used?
18 What do the terms eulogy, eureka, and euphoria have to do with the Greek word
19. Explain how Agood@ and Aangel@ provide a meaning for Aevangelize.@
20. How may the verb form of the term Aevangelize@ be translated, especially in Luke, Acts,
and in Paul=s letters?
21. What is the emphasis of the noun form, euangelion, in the New Testament?
22. List three NT passages which use the term Aevangelist@? Can you find others? (Consult
23. What does the verb form, kerusso, mean?
24. What does a Aherald@ do?
25. How is the term kerygma related to preaching?
26. How is the Greek word for martyr related to evangelism?
27. Why were many early Christians killed?
28. What is the command in Matthew 28:19-20?
29. Review the meaning of the 4 words used in regard to evangelism.
30. What are five other expressions found in the N.T. related to evangelism?
31. What do you think is the strongest part of the Anglican definition?
32. What differences do you find in Lewis Drummond=s definition when compared with the
33. What is the most helpful emphasis found in the definition by D.T. Niles?
34. Name and explain in your own words the Church Growth Movement definition of
35. What is the main emphasis in the Campus Crusade definition?
36. Why has this definition had a liberating effect on some?
37 What will happen if we share Christ often enough?
38. In your own words, tell how the stories in Luke 15, describe the Greek word, apollumi.
39. What are some biblical examples of personal evangelism?
40. What does the phrase AGod=s Passion@ mean to you?
41. Why should evangelism be important for those who follow Jesus?
42. Why does James Eaves say tithing and soul-winning are barriers to Christian growth?
43. What was the one thing all of the Anobodies@ (p. 18) had in common?
44. Why do we grow spiritually when we witness?
45. Does standing before the judgment of God motivate you to witness? Tell why or why not.
46. How can the Aworth of persons@ help you be a witness?
47. Tell about someone you know or have heard of who has demonstrated potential for
48. Evaluate the exercise suggested on page 23.
SESSION # 2
(Read chapters 2-3, pages 25-56)
1. Why is a high view of Scripture important for evangelism?
2. AThe theme of __________________is the melody of the Word of God.@
3. Identify the following and show their importance for evangelism:
story of the flood
a kingdom of priests
the sacrificial system
the bronze serpent
4. What is the Apromise-fulfillment motif@?
5. How does the example of the prophets relate to the work of evangelism?
6. List three Scriptures that show how the coming of Christ demonstrated the evangelistic
heart of God. (1)
7. Explain each of the following from the ministry of Jesus:
Priority of evangelism
Love of the Father
Training others to evangelize
8. List and give a brief definition of the 8 characteristics of how Jesus taught evangelism.
9. Write a paragraph describing the various ways Jesus practiced personal evangelism.
10. What is the importance of the word lost in evangelism?
11. Compare the following Acommissions@ to the AGreat Commission@ in Matt. 28:19-20.
Mark 16:15 -
Luke 24:47-48 -
John 20:21 -
Acts 1:8 -
12. What are three ways Paul was prepared as a witness?
13. Paul=s evangelism flowed out of his ________________________________.
14. Why was Paul chosen as the key leader of the Christian movement?
15. Define the following terms:
apologetic evangelism -
16. Describe Paul=s method of follow-up.
17. How do you respond to the suggestion of the author on page 39? What do you plan to do
18. Tell how each of the following contributed to the spread of Christianity:
A spiritual vacuum and political unity
19. Write a paragraph explaining the N.T. strategy of ATotal Penetration and Total
20. The 10/40 window refers to ______________________________________________.
21. What is even more critical and even more difficult than the plans for such programs as
22. What is the purpose for each believer, according to Acts 1:8?
23. How did the hyper-Calvinists of William Carey=s day try to block Carey=s call to take
the Gospel to the heathen?
24. What could be another name for the Book of Acts?
25. What do you understand the author to mean when he says AYou are the twenty-ninth
chapter of Acts@?
26. What was behind the 3000 conversions at Pentecost?
27. Why does the author say AThe Great Commission has experienced a great reversal@?
28. What part has personal evangelism played in great awakenings?
29. What is the Aedifice complex@?
30. According to Green, what was Aunited@ in the proclamation of the early church and what
31. According to Acts 4:13, what was the most important characteristic about Peter and
32. How did Peter deal with hypocrisy in the early church?
33. Describe the theological problem dealt with in Acts 15.
34. How did the apostles respond to threats against them?
35. How did the apostles respond to physical beatings?
36. What do Paul Brand and Philip Yancey say is worse than pain?
37. Why is Polycarp considered an exemplary Christian?
38. How did Irenaeus= book, Against Heresies, contribute to evangelism?
39. Finish Tertullian=s famous statement, Athe blood of the martyrs is the
40. What Christian philosopher saw the gospel as the only way of salvation?
41. Why was Gregory Thaumaturgos called the Amiracle worker@?
42. Why does Michael Green say the early church following the New Testament was so
successful in evangelism?
43. What gradually replaced the message of the gospel in the early church?
44. Describe the following terms:
45. Describe in some detail how you would motivate and train a church to reach your
community. Be prepared to discuss your plan with the class.
SESSION # 3
(Read chapters 4-5, pages 57-101)
1. Do some research and describe why the ADark Ages@ were given that name.
2. What theological shift blunted the spread of the message of salvation?
3. Identify the following people who spread the gospel before the Reformation:
evangelized much of Scotland - ________________
AApostle of Germany@ - __________________
translated much of the NT into the Gothic language - __________________
converted at 16 as a prisoner in the fifth century - ___________________
established Christianity in southern England - _________________of _______________
4. How did the following groups emphasize biblical evangelism before the Reformation:
5. What contribution did Savonarola make to evangelism?
6. How did the Reformation contribute to the spread of the gospel?
7. Write a paragraph describing the four contributions of Martin Luther to evangelism.
8. List the four contributions of John Calvin to evangelism.
9. Describe the contributions of the Anabaptists.
10. In your own words define Aspiritual awakening@or Arevival@.
11. Describe the difference between a Arevival meeting@ and a true Arevival@.
12. What word does the author say is synonymous with revival?
13. How do the Hebrew words, chayah, chadash, and chalaph refer to spiritual awakening?
14. What Greek word gives the closest meaning to Aspiritual awakening@?
15. Summarize the meaning of Aspiritual awakening=?
16. What do the Old Testament terms teach us about spiritual awakening?
17. What is the most important New Testament term for Aspiritual awakening@ and what
does it mean?
18. Why should we seek revival in a church?
19. According to Leonard Ravenhill, what kind of prayer does God answer?
20. What is the meaning of the phrase, ASeek God=s face@?
21. What kind of vessel will God use?
22. Identify the following:
Philip Spener -
Nicholaus Ludwig Von Zinzendorf -
23. How was the Alog college@ influential in the First Great Awakening?
24. What were the keys to Jonathan Edward=s revival in the First Great Awakening?
25. Summarize in your own words AThe Five Marks@ that illustrate the Spirit=s true activity
26. What were the contributions of Shubal Stearns and the Sandy Creek Church in North
27. List six truths that can be gleaned from the First Great Awakening.
28. What was the influence of the AHoly Club@?
29. What Amethods@ were behind the formation of the AMethodist@ church?
30. Who brought the First Great Awakening to America?
31. Why was it important that the Second Great Awakening began on the college campuses in
the Eastern United States?
32. What did William Hill, Carey Allen, James Blythe, and Clement Read do to begin the
Second Great Awakening?
33. Who was Timothy Dwight and what was his contribution to the Second Great
34. What was the Ahaystack prayer meeting@ and what movement did it help begin?
35. Describe the contributions of Charles Finney to American Revivalism.
36. List five reasons The Second Great Awakening began what was called the Agolden age of
37. Describe the Layman=s Prayer Revival of 1857-59 and tell how it was different from the
other great revivals.
38. How do you evaluate the four principles for revival by Evan Roberts?
39. What contributions did the Jesus Movement make to the revival in America?
40. How were Southern Baptist effected by the Jesus Movement?
41. What do you think have been the five most significant innovations in evangelism in the
twentieth century? Tell why.
42. Discuss three reasons why you think we are not experiencing genuine revival in America
at this time.
43. What are three reasons evangelism and theology must be linked together? Give an
example for each reason.
44. Explain why a high view of Scripture is essential for evangelism.
45. Why should a discussion of evangelism begin with the doctrine of God?
46. Discuss the attribute of God which you think is most important for evangelism and tell
47. Why is the view of the Ebionites harmful for evangelism? What harm does the view of
the Docetics bring?
48. What is the definition of soterology? If you do not know, look it up in a dictionary.
49. Why is the term substitution so important for an understanding of the doctrine of
50. What is the missing word in evangelism today?
51. In your own words, give a full definition of the word metanoia.
52. Explain the difference in being Asorry@ and Arepentance.@
53. How can a sound soteriology lead to a passion for evangelism?
54. What happens to the old man or the sinful nature when a person becomes a Christian?
55. What is your understanding of the doctrine of harmartiology? Explain fully using the
meanings of the various Greek words.
56. What is the meaning of the term ekklesia ?
57. List the five faulty views of the church and tell why each hinders evangelism.
58. How does the doctrine of eschatology fit into your evangelism?
59. Tell how each of the following terms has contributed to the reinterpretation of the biblical
doctrine of divine retribution.
60. Explain the difference between the ontological work of Christ and His epistemological
work. Be prepared to discuss this in class.
61. Tell why you agree or disagree with the author=s AApplication@ on pages 100-101.
SESSION # 4
You will have an exam over Part 1 of the text during the first hour of this class session.
(Read pages 103-120)
[Notice the extra assignment (# 19). Your professor will give you a date this is due.]
1. Write a paragraph about your reaction to the story about David Livingston or the quote by
(Author=s note: As a missionary to Zambia many years ago, our family was able to visit the place
where Livingstone=s heart is buried at the time of the 100th anniversary of his death. Now there
are many Baptist churches all around that area, started by faithful Southern Baptist missionaries,
Tom and Lucille Waddill, who are now retired. Your gifts to the Cooperative Program and the
Lottie Moon Christmas offering made this possible. D.R.)
2. Why do you think Christian character is important for the person who shares the Gospel?
3. Read Acts 20:17-35, and list some ways Paul demonstrated his Christian character among
the Ephesian Christians.
4. What do you think it means to be Areal@?
5. What does the author consider to be the chief mark of character?
6. Tell which of the quotes under AThe Life of the Witness@ means the most to you and
7. What is integrity and why is it essential for one who shares the Gospel?
8. Share a brief account of your own struggle with pride? Be ready to share it with the class
if the professor asks for it. Also, indicate how you are dealing with the sin of pride in
your life so that you can truly be humble.
9. Describe how you think a person can develop a passion for God and for lost people, if
you agree that passion is essential for evangelism.
10. Relate your experience of having someone to whom you are accountable, either presently
or in the recent past.
11. Which one of the four pitfalls listed on page 113, has been or is the greatest temptation to
you? What are you doing to resist it?
12. List in your own words the four principles for living a life of conviction.
13. What conviction has guided Billy Graham=s life in an uncommon manner?
14. AIf you don=t live by your _______________, you will die at the hand of
15. Respond to the questions about your family at the top of page 116.
16. Why is living by our priorities so important for evangelism?
17. Describe in a brief paragraph a time when it was necessary for you to correct your
18. Examine your present attitude. Would others say you have a Acontagious@ attitude and
be drawn to Christ? If not, what are can you do about it?
19. Would it help you to complete the three-week exercise about how you spend your time?
Why or why not? (I encourage you to make yourself such a grid and see what it reveals.)
20. REVIEW - List the 7 building blocks of Christian character from Acts 20, and give a
brief definition of each.
SESSION # 5
Turn in book report about the life of an evangelist
(Read pages 121-151)
1. Which of the books listed on page 121 have you read? Give a brief evaluation of it.
2. What is the positive meaning of Adiscipline@?
3. Tell why you agree or disagree with Richard Foster=s idea that the key to the disciplines
4. Finish the following:
(1) Discipline for the sake of discipline leads to _________________________________.
(2) Lack of discipline leads to _______________________________________________.
(3) Discipline is a means to _________________________________________________.
(4) Discipline leads to _____________________________________________________.
5. List seven Awoes@ of the scribes and Pharisees found in Matthew 23:13-36.
6. List the disciplines which are common to all three lists on page 123.
7. Give a thorough definition of discipline which you understand and can apply.
8. What can prevent the practice of disciplines becoming legalistic, binding, and addictive?
9. Why is it easier for an athlete to remain in better physical shape than it is for a Christian
to live a disciplined life?
How can you as a Christian apply this to your life?
10. According to Richard Foster, what is the purpose of Spiritual Disciplines?
11. Define the following in relation to the discipline of study:
trappings of faith -
Gideon Christians -
Mystical Christians -
Guru Christians -
Biblical Christians -
12. List Foster=s four steps to study and give an example of each.
13. What is a Abroad@ definition of the discipline of fasting?
14. In your own words, what is the purpose of fasting?
15. How is the discipline of meditation different from meditation in Eastern thought?
16. What should be the focus of our meditation?
17. What did Charles Spurgeon mean by AFeed the flame, my brother, feed it frequently@?
18. According to Whitney, what motivates us to the discipline of service?
19. Why is it necessary to schedule time for evangelism?
20 How is witnessing like the postal service?
21. Describe your spiritual discipline. Take each of the disciplines studied and grade yourself
in that area. Tell what you would like to improve in each area.
22. Which statement by a famous Christian is most meaningful to you? Tell why.
23. What do the biblical words for prayer tell you about the meaning of this term?
24. What is the author=s definition of prayer?
25. Give an honest estimate of how much time you spend in prayer each day.
26. What can we learn from Muslims about prayer?
27. What percent of time does your church spend during Aprayer meetings@ praying for the
lost? What are the other concerns?
28. List 10 reasons we ought to pray. Add some of your own.
29. Review the Scripture passages listed on page 139, and write a paragraph about what you
learned about praying from reading Jesus prayers.
30. What is the key to spiritual warfare?
31. What are the four practical considerations related to personal prayer in the 2959 Plan?
Give a brief explanation of each.
32. What is Calvin Miller=s threefold warning about devotional time?
33. Define each of the features of prayer.
34. Tell why you agree or disagree with Foster=s comment, AWe must never wait until we
feel like praying before we pray.@
35. How does your quiet time differ from the suggestions given by the author?
36. What tips would you like to incorporate into your quiet time?
37. From Acts 4 and Ephesians 6, what did you learn about boldness?
38. What did Robert Speer say was the greatest need for world evangelization?
A. More missionaries ______
B. More money ______
C. More prayer _____
39. What is one reason the Korean Christians pray so much?
40. What should cause American Christians to pray more?
41. List the eight suggestions for praying for the lost.
42. Describe how a Ahouse of prayer@ is different from a church=s prayer ministry.
43. After you have pondered the words of Charles Spurgeon and Leonard Ravenhill, write
down your reflections on your own life of prayer
SESSION # 6
(Read Chapters 9-10, pages 153-182)
1. AEvangelism without the ________ _________ is like a body without a soul.@
2. APneumatology@ means the study of the _________ ____________.
3. List 3 reasons we overlook the work of the Spirit.
4. What are 2 reasons we know the Holy Spirit is a person?
5. What are 4 features of the fact that Christians are Asealed@ by the Spirit of God?
6. How can we have effectiveness in our witnessing?
7. Which is the more correct statement:
(1) AI have the Holy Spirit in my life.@_____
(2) AThe Holy Spirit has control of my life.@ _____
8. Explain in your own words what it means to be Afilled@ by the Holy Spirit.
9. Why is it important to know that the Greek verb for Afilled@ is passive and present tense?
10. Give a biblical example of the second meaning of eplesthesan.
11. Summarize in your own words how you can know you are filled with the Spirit.
12. Give examples of sins of commission and then sins of omission that hinder the work of
the Spirit in our lives.
13. True or false: We should always seek the filling of the Spirit.
True or false: Every believer has at least one gift of the Spirit.
True or false: Spiritual gifts are the same as talents and abilities given by God.
True or false: Gifts are given for the good of the body of Christ
True or false: Spiritual gifts should not be exercised in public, lest we call attention to
14. What are the three main passages that teach about Spiritual gifts?
(1) (2) (3)
15. How can you find the will of God?
16. How do some people use the Agift of evangelism@ as a cop-out to witnessing?
17. What do you think is meant by the gift, Asome to be evangelists@ in Ephesians 4:11?
18. Explain in your own words the difference between the Asign@ gifts and the Aservant@
gifts. Give an example of each type.
19. Summarize how the Holy Spirit helps believers in their witnessing.
20. How does the Holy Spirit help us when we are tempted?
21. Write a brief account from your experience of the Holy Spirit preceding you in a
witnessing encounter. Be prepared to share this with the class.
22. What did Spurgeon say conviction of sin was more terrible than?
23. What is the Aspider principle@ in your own words? How can this principle help you?
24. Why is confidence in your own salvation so important for personal evangelism?
25. After reading the 8 keys to assurance of salvation, write a sentence about your personal
assurance in each of these areas.
26. Why is a Christian=s testimony relevant?
27. Why is a your testimony unique?
28. How does your testimony hold up a mirror to people with whom you share?
29. On a separate sheet write out your own personal testimony using the following
(1) seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit before you begin
(2) give adequate but precise details showing how Christ became your Lord and Savior
(3) give adequate details showing how Christ meets your daily needs
(4) use language the nonbeliever can understand (don=t use Achurch@ words without
giving adequate synonyms to explain those words)
(5) relate your testimony to the Scriptures, using pertinent verses as they are needed
(don=t use so many Scriptures that you do not have time for your testimony)
(6) be brief (2-3 minutes). People are interested in your testimony but not your life story.
30. Be prepared to give your testimony to the class at your next meeting. The class will
critique your testimony according to the following criteria:
(1) Is the testimony brief enough (2-3 minutes)?
(2) Did the person speak distinctly and in a natural tone, avoiding any mannerisms that
might detract from the presentation?
(3) Did the presentation seem natural or does the person need to share his testimony more
with Christians until it becomes a natural part of his daily conversation?
(4) Did the person Arelive@ the testimony as he told it?
(5) Did the presentation have the right amount of Scripture?
(6) Was the presentation convincing?
(7) Did the person make a smooth transition to move into a gospel presentation?
31. Give an example of adapting your testimony to your audience. What is the difference
between adapting and embellishing your testimony?
32. Share briefly your Arecovery@ testimony, if you have one. If not, share one that you have
33. How is a spiritual autobiography different from a testimony?
34. After reading Delos Miles spiritual autobiography, write your own spiritual
autobiography as an assignment to be turned in to your teacher.
35. What similarities did you find in Delos Miles spiritual autobiography with your
SESSION # 7
SHARING PERSONAL TESTIMONIES
REVIEW FOR THE NEXT EXAM
Each class member should share his/her personal testimony with the class. The class will use the
guide in the box below, to evaluate the testimonies and share suggestions for improvement with
the persons who give their testimonies. Students should not give negative criticism, but helpful
suggestions for improvement.
The class will critique your testimony according to the following criteria:
(1) Is the testimony brief enough (2-3 minutes)?
(2) Did the person speak distinctly and in a natural tone, avoiding any mannerisms that might
detract from the presentation?
(3) Did the presentation seem natural or does the person need to share his testimony more with
Christians until it becomes a natural part of his daily conversation?
(4) Did the person Arelive@ the testimony as he told it?
(5) Did the presentation have the right amount of Scripture?
(6) Was the presentation convincing?
(7) Did the person make a smooth transition to move into a gospel presentation?
SESSION # 8
(Read chapter 11, pages 183-203)
1. What misunderstandings do some people have about the task of witnessing?
2. What did you learn from the story about Michael Jordan?
3. True or false: We do not have to know all the answers to questions people might ask
before we share our Christian witness.
4. What kind of witness training is most effective?
5. In your own words, tell what transference means.
6. AWe must not take it ___________ if a person __________ us.@
7. Tell how the Aspider principle@ (pp. 163-166) is related to the Engel Scale.
8. True or false: AWe are very much like Jesus when we are received by everyone.@
9. Why were the Old Testament prophets rejected?
10. What is a healthy fear that enhances our ability to witness?
11. What is the meaning of Aour comfort zone@? (don=t use the word, comfort)
12. How is witnessing similar to learning to riding a bike without training wheels?
13. What did you learn from the example of Jerry Devinney?
14. What should you seek to establish in your initial approach to a witnessing encounter?
15. Suggest one way you can do this (#14).
16. How can you build rapport with a lost person?
17. What will overcome any mistakes you might make in witnessing?
18. On page 192, what did the layman do that helped get through to the criminal?
19. What does the Holy Spirit do when we witness?
20. How does Bill Bright say we fail in witnessing?
21. After reading the different ways to stimulate conversation with a lost person, rank the 3
you consider to be the most effective, then tell why you like the various approaches.
22. Under Share on page 164, the author suggests you ARespond to their needs. Apply the
gospel to where they are.@ Describe how you will find out what a person=s needs are.
23. NOTICE. Can you find the error in the CWT, F.I.R.E. model presentation? (The answer
is at the end of this chapter)
24. Give the meaning of the F.I.R.E. acrostic:
25. Do you have a marked New Testament? If not, prepare one as part of this week=s
26. What advantages do using tracts in witnessing have?
27. What tract have you used in witnessing? Take a copy to class with you and share it with
your teacher and the rest of the class. Be prepared to tell why you like this particular
tract. If you have never used one, try to get copies of witnessing tracts from your church
and evaluate them in light of the 6 principles on page 198.
28. When is a witnessing presentation Acanned@?
29. What 3 things should any presentation of the Gospel emphasize?
30. What does the author mean when he says, AWe are not trying to get someone to >pray the
31. Give an example of Arole playing@ to teach someone how to witness.
32. Why is it important to watch someone else witness?
33. Why is it important to ask a person for a decision whenever possible?
34. Does the Bible contain a Asinner=s prayer@?
35. What is the danger in having someone repeat the Asinner=s prayer@?
36. What problem can you see in using terms like Aaccepting Jesus into your heart,@ or even
the words, Arepentance@ and Afaith@ with a lost person who has not been in church?
How can you overcome this problem when you witness to lost people?
37. Explain what you understand the author to mean when he says, AThe question is not, do I
accept Jesus, but does Jesus accept me?@ Do you agree?
38. Why do you think churches have neglected Afollow-up@?
39. What are the 2 extremes in dealing with follow-up?
40. Describe how you should help a new convert who has just received Christ as Savior.
41. Why is it important for new believers to make several new friends in a church?
42. Why is it important to take new converts out to witness to others?
43. What books or other materials does your church use in follow-up? Interview your pastor
and find out how your church ministers to new believers. Summarize what you learned
from the interview and/or the material you examined.
44. Give your answer to the last question on page 203. What do you plan to do differently as
a result of this study?
ANSWER TO # 23
The questions in brackets [ ] are under the wrong heading and the question of AFamily@ has been
left out. Also, AInterests@ should be B; AReligious Background@ should be C; and AExploratory
Questions@ should be D. It should be
[Can you tell me about your family]
[Do you have any special hobbies?]
C. Religious Background
[When you attend church, where do you attend?]
D. Exploratory Questions
a. Have you. . . .
b. Suppose you . . . .
(Read Chapters 12-13, pages 205-242)
1. Give 3 terms that characterize the AUnequipped Church Attendees.@
2. What are some ways the AUnequipped Church Attendees@ can become effective
3. Give two possible reasons the AActive Members Yet Unequipped Witnesses@ don=t
4. What is the main problem for those who are AEquipped but Inconsistent@?
5. What percentage of believers share their faith consistently? What is the percentage in
6. Which one of the three traditional means of witnessing have you had the most experience
with? Which method is emphasized most at your church?
7. In your own words, describe AServanthood Evangelism.@
8. What is your opinion about the practicality and effectiveness of AServanthood
9. Why is AServanthood Evangelism@ especially suited for today=s culture?
10. Should you always make a presentation of the Gospel or give a witness every time you do
an act of kindness? Why or why not?
11. How is AServanthood Evangelism@ different from just simple acts of kindness?
12. What is a weakness in AServanthood Evangelism@?
13. How can AMinistry-Based Evangelism@ lose its effectiveness?
14. What does the author mean by a post-Christian culture (p.212)?
15. Explain why AServanthood Evangelism@ is personal evangelism in a corporate setting.
16. Why is AServanthood Evangelism@ considered low risk?
17. AServanthood evangelism gets church people among _____________
18. Do you agree with the author=s statement that Servanthood evangelism is fun!? Why or
19. How can everyone be involved in AServanthood Evangelism@?
20. Give an example of a Acreative@ type of AServanthood Evangelism,@ like the one
mentioned under item 8 (p. 213).
21. Why is AServanthood Evangelism@ appropriate for churches that have few financial
22. Why is AServanthood Evangelism@ considered warm and friendly?
23. Explain the phrase, intentionally evangelistic.
24. What does it say about a group of Christians who only perform Aservanthood@ tasks for
those who are willing to talk to them about salvation?
25. How much training is needed for a AServanthood Evangelism@ group?
26. Give an example of how you might use AServanthood Evangelism@ in starting a new
church in your area.
27. Most Southern Baptist churches which are growing conduct _____________ _________.
28. Describe how computers can help a church in its visitation program.
29. When and where should a church use WHODO or FRAN cards?
30. How can a church be sure they register prospects who attend their services?
31. How can you find prospects through the Sunday School or church rolls?
32. Which of the six ways to find prospects have you tried? How successful was it?
33. What are two ways to do assignment visitation?
34. List four objections people have against door-to-door visitation, then answer the
35. How can you increase Apeople=s God-consciousness@ in a community?
36. Which of the Aseven ways to increase your success at door-to-door witnessing@ do you
think are most important?
37. Summarize the strengths and weaknesses of door-to-door visitation.
38. In your own words, give a full definition of the following:
39. True or False. When you share stories about witnessing, be sure the people know that
you did it in your own power.
40. Who are the two groups of people who have not responded to the gospel?
41. The Jews of Paul=s day are like what people today?
42. The Gentiles of Paul=s day are like what people today?
43. Toward what group of people is most of our evangelism geared?
44. Who are the people in the Aunseeded generation@?
45. What is one reason most people are open to hear a presentation of the gospel at some time
in their lives?
46. When most people raise objections to Christianity what are they seeking to do?
47. Why should the fear of being asked a question we cannot answer not deter us from door-
48. Be prepared to discuss with your instructor and other class members the meaning of Athe
49. Why should you not argue with people when you are seeking to witness to them? What
should you do instead?
50. What should be your motivation when you are witnessing?
51. What did you learn from the examples on pages 231-2, that will help you in witnessing?
52. What are two characteristics of a cult?
53. Why is it important to establish a relationship with a person of a cult or other religion
before witnessing to them?
54. Why is it important to know about the beliefs of the cult or religion dominant in your
area? What cult or other religion is dominant in your area?
55. How should you begin your witness to a person of another religion or cult?
56. Why do you think your testimony is important in witnessing to a person of another
religion or cult?
57. What is soteriology?
58. List five principles about dealing with cults that can you learn from Paul=s message at
59. Why is a culture which does not have a consensus on heritage, morality or religious
belief in need of the gospel?
60. What is meant by Calvin Miller=s term, Asensory apologetics@?
61. Why can drama and music be effective in reaching people with the gospel today?
62. Why are secular people turned off by the church today?
63. Why do you think most churches in this country are not growing?
64. Explain the difference between Apop culture@ and Atraditional culture,@ and the
difference between Afads@ and Atrends@.
65. Tell why you agree or disagree with Hunter=s statement about change in the church.
66. Write a paragraph in which you give the various characteristics of the Abuster@
67. For what do Gen-Xers hunger? How will this make a difference in the way you witness
68. What are the characteristics of Amodernism@?
69. What are the characteristics of Apostmodernism@?
70. Underline the terms that reflect the nature of Apostmodernism@.
Feelings, logic, optimism, reason, relationships, individualism, community, relative truth,
71. When is apologetics most helpful when seeking to evangelize Gen-Xers?
72. What is embodied apologetics?
73. What is another term for process evangelism?
74. In practicing narrative evangelism, how should we tell the gospel story?
75. After reading this chapter, how do you think a church can move from Acome and see@
mode to Ago tell@ mode?
SESSION # 10
TURN IN BOOK REVIEW OF THE MASTER PLAN OF EVANGELISM
(Read Chapter 14-15, pages 243-281)
1. What is the fate of children who die before they reach the Aage of accountability@?
2. What is the biblical basis for the author=s belief about the age of accountability?
3. Why are some people suspicious of evangelizing children?
4. What is the difference between Sam Southard=s position on child evangelism and that of
5. At what age were Jewish children considered responsible members of the worshiping
6. On what level does conversion occur, according to Jesus in Matthew 18:1-14?
7. In what way is Ahumility@ seen in children?
8. Give two reasons why it would be wrong for a parent or anyone else to take lightly the
interest a child expresses in becoming a Christian.
9. What part of Matthew 18:1-14, should encourage us to evangelize children?
10. From Roy Fish=s statement (pages 249-50), write your conclusion about child
11. How can Apeer pressure@ cause a problem in child evangelism? How can you protect
children from the bad effects of Apeer pressure@?
12. What kind of questions are not good in talking with children about salvation?
13. How should you respond to a child who expresses interest in accepting Christ, but has no
14. Why is the question, ADo you want to spend eternity in hell?@ not a good question to ask
___(A) children give answers that they think you want to hear
___(B) fear should never be a motive in seeking to witness to children
___(C) questions that call for a yes or no answer are not appropriate for children
15. Why is clear, easily understood language important in witnessing to a child?
16. How should you treat a child who responds to an invitation, but who is not yet ready to
make a decision about salvation?
17. How would you respond to a 6 year old child who responded to an invitation by saying,
AI want to join the church@?
18. Summarize the role of youth in the great awakenings. List some of the achievement and
contributions of youth during those years.
19. Describe the ABridger@ generation.
20. How does the author suggest the church reach teenagers today?
21. What should be the focus or have chief importance in an effective youth ministry?
22. What forms of media can be used successfully to reach ABridgers@?
23. How should the message to youth confront the pluralism of the age?
24. For what are the AMillennials@ looking? How can we meet their need?
25. What characteristic can youth bring to the churches?
26. How should pastors affirm youth in their churches?
27. Define Amass evangelism.@
28. Identify the following great mass evangelists:
(1) held Acamp meetings@ in New York _________________
(2) preached the sermon, ASinners in the Hands of an Angry God@
(3) leader of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church ____________________
(4) preached to more people than any other in human history _________________
(5) the first modern evangelist ____________________
29. Why have some church leaders stopped using mass evangelism?
30. What is the urgency of evangelism for our day?
31. What are three marks of successful Arevival evangelism@?
32. Where are area-wide crusades still effective?
33. What conclusion can you draw from reading about Thom Rainer=s research in Effective
34. Define and illustrate expository preaching.
35. List 4 characteristics of good evangelistic preaching.
36. List the 4 worlds a preacher should know, according to Haddon Robinson.
37. What does knowing these 4 worlds help a preacher to do effectively?
38. What do we lose when we preach someone else=s sermon?
39. What does the word exhortation in the New Testament imply?
40. During the Reformation, what group of Christians used an invitation?
41. Which of John Wesley=s ways of using an invitation do you see used today in some
42. Describe how you think the mourner=s bench and the anxious seat were used.
43. Describe the role of the Holy Spirit in giving an effective evangelistic invitation.
44. Why do you think the author suggests that churches use vocational evangelists for
evangelistic meetings? Tell why you agree or disagree.
45. In planning for an evangelistic meeting, describe what is necessary in each of the
(1) calendar -
(2) personnel -
(3) budget -
(4) arrangements -
(5) love offering -
(6) prayer -
(7) counseling/follow-up -
46. Why is a prospect list important in having an effective evangelistic meeting?
47. Why is it important to make appointments for the pastor and evangelist to meet with lost
48. Which of the methods of publicity (page 276) do you think would work best in your
49. How effective is Apack-a-pew night@ in your church?
50. List 3 ways to prepare a church spiritually for an evangelistic meeting.
51. Which is best for your local church, the terms revival, crusade or some innovative term?
52. What should be the goal of using Aevent evangelism@ in your community?
53. Give some examples of Aevent evangelism@. Which of these have been used in your
54. What is one principle to keep in mind when doing Aevent evangelism@?
55. What is meant by the term Abridge@ (page 278)?
56. What major sporting event near you could be an opportunity for sports evangelism?
57. How effective do you think personality-centered sports evangelism is? Do you see any
dangers in using this method? If so, tell what you see as a danger.
58. What types of competition-centered sports evangelism has been used in your community?
Are there any dangers associated with this method? What are they?
59. How is the International Mission Board, SBC, using sports evangelism?
60. Tell why you think sports evangelism would or would not be effective in reaching lost
people in your community.
(Read Chapter 16, pages 283-305)
1. Find out how many churches in your association did not baptize anyone during the past
year and report it to the class.
2. According to Roy Fish, what is the role of the church building in reaching the lost?
3. What factors determine the health of a church?
4. What two former missionaries have contributed most to the church growth movement?
5. Which of the four types of evangelism apply primarily to Amissions@?
6. Explain the Ahomogeneous unit principle@ and tell what you think about it.
7. Where does the author think new methods of evangelism will come from in the future?
8. For what churches is ATotal Church Life@ especially effective?
9. What percentages of churches are plateaued or declining? Is your church one of them?
10. Which kind of church does Robinson say are best: AThe Strategically Focused Church@
or AThe Programmatically Focused Church@?
11. What is the main difference between the two types of churches (page 189)?
12. In Total Church Life, where is evangelistic outreach placed?
13. What is the twofold approach of Total Church Life?
14. What are the 3 key decisions related to effective evangelism in Total Church Life?
15. Why is calendar planning so strategic to Total Church Life?
16. Does your church have a purpose statement? If so, share it. If not, write one that might
be appropriate for your church.
17. What is the essence of Rick Warren=s philosophy of ministry?
18. What did most church members surveyed say was the purpose of the church?
19. List the 5 key words to summarize the purposes of the church, according to Warren.
20. What is the fivefold purpose of the church, according to Warren?
21. What is meant by Amoving people from the community to the core@ (see diagram on
22. What is the purpose of the church, according to the baseball diamond diagram (page
23 Summarize the author=s criticism of the Willow Creek Church approach.
24. What is the most critical element in the revitalization of stagnant churches?
25. List the key factors in the growth of FBC, Corinth, Texas.
26. What are the 3 purposes of a Sunday School?
27. To what must Sunday School teachers be committed if a Sunday School is to grow?
28. What does the author mean by AYou must also close the back door in Sunday School@?
29. What is the value of High Attendance Day for Sunday School?
30. What must follow when a church observes a Soul-Winning Commitment Day?
31. Why do you think a ASoul-winning Commitment Card@ is or is not effective?
32. List 8 characteristics of a Amodel church@ according to the author.
33. Explain Elmer Towns= use of the following words to describe people of the cities:
34. Summarize Towns= New Principles for Church Planting in America, by showing what is
Anew@ about these principles.
35. Why is it so important to reach the cities for Christ?
36. Complete the chart on page 305 and be prepared to compare it with others in the class.
SESSION # 12
Read Chapters 17-18, pages 307-344)
1. What kind of worship services does your church have? Traditional, Contemporary,
2. What did worship mean to the Hebrews?
3. What should be the center or focus of worship?
4. What caused the Hebrews to worship God?
5. How did worship in the New Testament differ from Hebrew worship?
6. Which element of worship is described in the Bible; style or substance?
7. What mitigated against true worship in the Middle Ages?
8. What was Martin Luther=s contribution to worship?
9. Who is the Afather of English hymnody@?
10. How did the Wesley brothers influence the use of hymns in worship?
11. Who was the first music evangelist to be widely recognized?
12. What was the primary focus of the music brought in by the Jesus Movement?
13. How did the Ayouth musicals@ influence church music?
14. Give the positive and negative influences of the Jesus Movement.
15. What do you think about the trend of having guitars, keyboards and drums in worship
16. What are the positive values of the use of choruses in worship services?
17. What are the negative features of the Jesus Movement on worship?
18. What are the two different foci of music in the past century?
19. Which is more important for the growth of the church, worship style or theology?
20. What does the author mean when he says the church is Aintroverted@? Do you agree?
21. What is our primary objective in life?
22. Explain the PASS formula for testing songs for worship.
23. What is the purpose of a Aseeker service@?
24. True or False. Worship services can have an evangelistic impact.
25. Worship in this culture should glorify God and ____________________________.
26. Why is celebration essential in worship?
27. What is the author=s preference in worship styles, contemporary or traditional?
28. According the Thom Rainer=s survey, what was important about the following:
29. According to Bob Burroughs, what is missing if a church uses only choruses in all of their
30. What does the author mean by using the words Aspirit@ and Alife@ to describe the key to
31. Tell which of the worship styles you think is best for your church and list some reasons
why you chose that style.
32. What do you see as the common characteristic of the churches mentioned on pages 318-
33. What are the two things that should undergird any worship service?
34. True or False. Worship should be designed to please the congregation.
35. What is the definition of Aopen worship@?
36. Describe the worship reformation the author says we are in today.
37. According to Morgenthaler what are two ways evangelism takes place in a service that is
38. Describe in your own words the following characteristics of worship evangelism:
39. Answer the questions under Aapplication@ in the space below.
(1) exalt God?
(3) lost participate?
(4) the God represented?
40. Do you agree or disagree with the Willow Creek contention that seekers and worship do
not mix? Explain your answer.
41. Explain the New Testament words for Apastor@.
42. According to the author, above all a pastor must be a _________________.
43. From pages 327-334, list the Principles for Effective Leadership found in 2 Tim. 2:1-15.
44. According to Adrian Rogers, what was necessary before God could use him?
45. AGet to know _____you are in Christ, _______who you are, and _____who you are.@
46. What is the Atwo-hundred barrier@ in attendance?
47. Summarize in your own words the meaning of formal mentoring.
48. Summarize in your own words the meaning of informal mentoring.
49. What is peer mentoring? How could you do this in this class?
50. What is a biblical model of leadership for a pastor?
51. What is the difference between vision and ambition?
52. What should a preacher do when he makes a mistake in public?
53. What must a good leader handle well?
54. What are some ways pastors can exhibit a servant attitude?
55. What should a visionary leader see in other people?
56. Why is it important for a leader to encourage others?
57. Instead of following fads, what does the author suggest we should do in our ministry?
58. Should your leadership be founded on the force of your personality or the timeless
principles of Scripture?
59. Summarize what it means to Adefine reality@.
60. What is usually true of the person who has to tell you he or she is the leader?
61. What advice did the author receive about beginning his work in Indiana as evangelism
62. How can we lead people to make changes?
63. Explain the statement about a pastor who Amust move from being a shepherd to serving
as a rancher.@
64. What does the sentence, AIt=s not where you are; it=s where you are headed.@ mean to
65. How is evangelism like wearing a wedding ring?
66. What is your response to the story by Penny Lea?
67. List 3 guidelines for using Internet chat rooms for evangelism.
68. What do you think about these suggestions to use the Internet for evangelism?
SESSION # 13
During this session you will participate in one of the following activities or another activity given
by your instructor:
(1) Go as teams of two, door-to-door in the community near where your class meets and share the
gospel with as many people as you can within an hour or longer. Return to your class to share
your experiences with others in the class and pray for those to whom you witnessed. Be sure to
make some arrangements with the local pastor to follow-up on those who respond to your
(2) Prior to the class time, witness to at least one person in your own community. Write up your
experience, giving a verbatim report of the conversation. After each member of the class has had
an opportunity to share their witnessing experience, discuss problems, challenges, and areas
where you can improve your presentation and approach.
(3) Members of the class should be assigned to research a current witnessing training programs
such as WIN, EE, CWT, F.A.I.T.H, or some other program. The research should be done in
teams of two or three with each member of the team participating in the research and the report
to the class. Teams should try to have some samples of the materials used so that others in the
class will be able to evaluate the program for their future use. Students may find material from
local pastors, the local association office and the state convention office.
(4) Members of the class should be assigned to work in teams of two to five members to present
various evangelistic challenges in witnessing through role-playing. From the study of this course
class members should be able to portray people such as cult members, people from other
religions, and secular people while another class member seeks to present the gospel to them. It
would also be good to have presentations of right and wrong ways of witnessing, or
demonstrations of some of the various approaches to witnessing (EE, CWT, etc.)
This session should also include a time for review of the course material in preparation for
the final exam.
REVIEW FOR THE FINAL EXAM SHOULD INCLUDE ALL THE MATERIAL
PRESENTED IN THE CLASS
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