E.S.J. Professors from Germany and the USA
E. STANLEY JONES PROFESSORS OF EVANGELISM
The organization’s flagship grant program, the E. Stanley Jones Professors of Evangelism program, was initiated with the intent that all pastors be equipped during their seminary education for the role of evangelism in their daily ministry. A direct result of this initiative was in 2000, The United Methodist Church began requiring a course in evangelism for all ordained ministers. The following year, The Foundation for Evangelism had partnered with 13 Methodist-affiliated and Wesleyan-tradition seminaries in The United States, Zimbabwe, Germany, and Russia to provide funding and support for these professorships.
These exceptional educators prepare the next generation of leaders for ministry in the local church through classes in evangelism, missions, and a variety of other disciplines all taught with a focus on evangelism in the spirit of John Wesley. Through ongoing research and publication, these professors reach far beyond the seminary walls to educate and equip clergy, laity, and youth for evangelism ministries that bear fruit in the 21st-century local church.