Biblical Evangelism and Discipleship
This course is a tool to help the church fulfill its mission.
The course emphasizes the centrality of the local church, showing that the gospel is the mission of the church, and that the nature of the gospel should shape the church.
By explaining the basics of the gospel, it corrects some errors of modern methods that do not lead a sinner to genuine conversion and Christian living.
The student will be equipped to develop his ministry.
Most of the lessons of the course can be taught as complete topics for various kinds of groups. For example, a lesson can be used to teach a method for presenting the gospel.
The 12 Practical Christianity discipleship lessons included at the end of this book are for students to use with groups of new converts. A larger set of 26 lessons (including these 12) is available from Shepherd’s Global Classroom.
This course is designed to teach students to:
Explain the implications of the gospel for the nature and design of the church
Review the basic doctrines of the gospel
Train believers in practical methods of evangelism
Understand the responsibility of the church for discipleship
Define and describe the task of discipleship
Learn practical methods for leading a small group for discipleship
Provide a series of lessons to be used in discipleship of new converts
Accepting the Great Commission
The Theology of Conversion
The Urgency of Evangelism
Essential Points of the Gospel
Evangelicalism and the Gospel Priority
The Work of the Holy Spirit
Prayer and Fasting
The Bridge Gospel Presentation
The Roman Road
Adapting Evangelism Methods
Ministry to Children
The Design of the Church
Toward Spiritual Maturity
A Small Group Manual
Discipleship Prayer and Practice
Dr. Stephen Gibson