Personal Evangelism

Overcoming the Difficulties of Sharing the Gospel

Course Overview

This course will help the learner discover why it is so difficult to share the greatest news in the world, identify common objections that are difficult to answer and learn how to respond to them gracefully, learn about the three biggest barriers to talking to others about the gospel and how to bypass those obstacles, and see how God loves to work through our lives to draw others to Himself.

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Course Outline


The Challenge of Evangelism
Evangelism as Spiritual Warfare
Evangelism for the Heart, Not Merely for Academics
Dealing with the Discomfort of Evangelism
Excuses We Use
Understanding the Gospel
The Power of the Gospel
Prayer and Evangelism (2 parts)
Communicating Evangelism Fully
Communicating Evangelism Succinctly
Tools for Personal Evangelism
Personal Evangelism and Your Community
Understanding the Demographics and Psychographics of Your Community
Dealing with Objections
The Problems Christians and Church Members Create for Evangelism
The Big Issue of Exclusivity
Leading a Church in Personal Evangelism: Leadership
Leading a Church in Personal Evangelism: Celebrate
Leading a Church in Personal Evangelism: Celebrate
Receptivity: The Antagonistic (U5)
Receptivity: The Resistant (U4)
Receptivity: The Neutral (U3)
Receptivity: The Receptive (U2)
Receptivity: The Highly Receptive (U1)

Recommended Textbook


Sharing the Gospel with Ease

How the Love of Christ Can Flow Naturally from Your Life

by Thom S. Rainer

Discover a natural way to share the love of Christ. In this book, Thom Rainer explores what makes so many Christians hesitant to talk about the greatest news the world has ever heard. There are real obstacles, challenges, and fears, but God is bigger and stronger than these hurdles. His compassion extends to all who wander, and He wants to show them His love through the lives of His people.

With this helpful guide, you will:

  • Discover why it is so difficult to share the greatest news in the world
  • Identify common objections that are difficult to answer and learn how to respond to them gracefully
  • Learn about the three biggest barriers to talking to your friends and neighbors about the gospel and how to bypass those obstacles
  • See how God loves to work through our lives to draw others to Himself

Course Professor


Thom Rainer

Thom S. Rainer is the founder and CEO of Church Answers. With nearly forty years of ministry experience, Thom has spent a lifetime committed to the growth and health of the local church and its leaders. He has been a pastor of four churches and interim pastor of ten churches, as well as a bestselling author, popular speaker, professor, and dean. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his MDiv and PhD degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rainer has written numerous books, including three that ranked as number one bestsellers: I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church, and Simple Church. He and his wife live in Nashville.

Online Learning

You can access your course at any time on any device. You do not need to install an app or download software.

Certification

This course is part of a full certification track offered by Church Answers University. See available certifications here.

5 hours

This course contains five hours of on-demand video that can be started and resumed at any time.

Coming Soon

Individual courses will be available for purchase soon

Introductory course pricing $147 (regularly $199)

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