The Foundation for Evangelism, as part of a recent grant for evangelism resources, partnered with three Professors of Evangelism (two are current, and one is a former FFE-funded E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism) to conduct this three-part webinar. Designed for individuals or small groups to delve deeper into the “evangelism equation” concept from Rev. Dr. Mark Teasdale’s book Evangelism for Non-Evangelists, this series explores a different topic in each video and includes Q&A at the end. A study guide is currently in development and will be available in early 2020.
Rev. Dr. Mark Teasdale, E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, led the Missouri Annual Conference of the UMC through the “Evangelism Equation” from his book Evangelism for Non-Evangelists. In this two-part series, Dr. Teasdale starts at the beginning, examining the current, cultural (sometimes negative) understanding of evangelism, and looks at practices of evangelism that focus more on authentic faith-sharing and active listening that respects and cares for the whole person.
Rev. Ryan Spurrier, Campus Minister for Wesley Campus Ministry at UNC Chapel Hill, shares insights from the Making Disciples on the College Campus grant – a three year grant for innovative campus-focused ministry that engages, forms and grows disciples of Jesus Christ on the college campus. Spurrier shares how, by focusing on three key areas, their campus ministry is seeing real fruit and transformed lives.
After you read Evangelism for Non-Evangelists or individually participate in the webinars, we encourage you to gather with your local church group to develop a congregational strategy for evangelism. You can organize the group sessions as you like. To help with this, we have provided this Study Guide.
Dr. Hal Knight, E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Saint Paul School of Theology, recently led an educational session with The Foundation For Evangelism’s board of trustees at their midyear meeting in Leawood, Kansas. The presentation titled “Anticipating Heaven Below – John Wesley’s Optimism of Grace,” included a history of the formation of John Wesley’s understanding of grace and how his influence grew and developed the ideas of evangelism and faith sharing that emphasized God’s love and care for the souls of ALL people. This session is also available as an audio MP3 download.