Course Overview

This six-week online introductory evangelism 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 continue reviewing your personal and congregational strategies for evangelism well after the webinars are over. You will receive several tools developed by the presenters that you can reproduce and use to apply to your ministries in order to evaluate their evangelistic effectiveness and prompt you how to improve or complement them to develop a more fully formed discipleship pathway.

  • Six-week course
  • Taught live by Drs. Heather Lear and Mark Teasdale
  • One interactive webinar per week that includes a lecture, time to process the material in small groups, and Q&A with the instructors.
  • Join as a congregational group or an individual and participate in a virtual small group.
  • Use email, voicemail and/or Twitter to share your thoughts and get feedback.
  • Registration includes a study guide and several reproducible assessment tools you can continue to use with your congregation after the course is over.
  • CEUs available

Materials for Webinar

Instructors

Rev. Dr. Mark Teasdale

Rev. Dr. Mark Teasdale

E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary

Mark R. Teasdale is a professor, author, and pastor who focuses on evangelism, church leadership, mission, discipleship, and Wesleyan/Methodist studies. He currently teaches at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He has given the Aus Memorial Lecture at Luther Seminary and the Wallace Chappell Lecture funded by the Foundation for Evangelism. In addition, he has taught courses at Southern Methodist University and Wesley Theological Seminary, and has participated in teaching courses through the Nonprofit Center at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

He has been privileged to consult with several local churches and denominational bodies, including the cabinet of the Methodist Church (Lower Myanmar) and the Connectional Table of The United Methodist Church. He has also offered the keynote address and led workshops at several United Methodist annual conferences.

He is the President of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education (AETE) and served for six years as the editor of Witness: The Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education. He is also a Fellow of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism.

Rev. Dr. Heather Lear

Rev. Dr. Heather Lear

Research & Teaching Fellow for The Foundation for Evangelism

Rev. Dr. Heather Lear works with The Foundation for Evangelism as the Teaching and Research Fellow. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Evangelism for The United Methodist Church Discipleship Ministries. Heather is an ordained elder in the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church and served local churches in Raleigh-Durham and Rocky Mount areas. In addition to working with the FFE, Heather serves as a representative of the UMC at Evangelism Connections, an ecumenical group that focuses on evangelism, and she is active as a teacher and leader in her local church.