Evangelism for Non-Evangelists Online is a five-week introductory online evangelism course team-taught by Dr. Heather Heinzman Lear, the Director of Evangelism at Discipleship Ministries, and Dr. Mark Teasdale, the Professor of Evangelism at Garrett- Evangelical Theological Seminary.
This course invites you to grow deeper in your own faith and, as you do, reflect on why you believe God is good, articulate your faith in a way that is authentic to that belief, and develop creative practices that grow from those beliefs. It also equips you to implement those creative practices in a congregational setting.
At the beginning of each webinar, all the participants will be together in a plenary format. During this time, Drs. Lear and Teasdale will walk through the core concepts from the reading you have done. They will then provide you with a specific idea to discuss in small groups.
You will then be placed in small groups that include a mixture of seminarians and participants from the local church. In these small groups, you will work alongside people with various experience to share ideas, develop concepts, and challenge assumptions you have about evangelism. One of the seminarians will facilitate the conversation and take notes on what is shared.
The small groups will reconvene with the larger webinar audience and a spokesperson from each group will share their discoveries. Once all the groups have shared, Drs. Lear and Teasdale will provide some closing thoughts and will let you know how to prepare for the next week.
The entire webinar will take no more than 90 minutes. It will never run over time. The content of the webinars will move toward developing an authentic, contextualized evangelism practice or project for the Advent and Christmas seasons.
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