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Relationship With Jesus
The Key To Effective Ministry

Section 1, Chapter 4

Necessary Ingredients of an
Evangelism Training Program

Page 4, of Pages 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

ADVANCED TRAINING

In the first three stages, which is covered in the Basic Textbook titled Evangelism:  The Time Is Now!, the student learns how to effectively and lovingly communicate his faith, how to disciple a new Christian or older Christian, and how to deal with some of the tough questions one encounters concerning the integrity of the Gospel. These are the goals of a Basic Evangelism Program: to bring a person to Christ and give him or her some basic tools to guarantee their on going maturity. But this is not the only purpose of an Evangelism Training Program.

The more advanced purpose of an Evangelism Training Program is to teach the Christian how to strengthen the weak, heal the slick, bind up the broken hearted, and to bring back those who are scattered and lost. This is the purpose of the Advanced Training put together in the Advanced Textbook on Evangelism, Discipleship, Apologetics, and Counseling titled, Relationship With Jesus Is The Key To Effective Ministry. The primary purpose of this training program is to teach the Layman compassion in ministering through right discernment.

It does this first by teaching the student what the Bible states about the relationship of the Trinity and Jesusí desired relationship with the church. Second, how this relates to the complexity of manís constitution and what the Bible teaches about manís constitution. Third, how we approach Jesus for the answer to our needs and in counseling. Fourth, why we do not always succeed in our attempts to minister Jesus to others. Fifth, what our primary motive is in discerning Jesusí will and plan for our lives individually. Sixth, what the believers relationship to the Law is. Seventh, how to discern the hidden causes for our conscious actions we cannot seem to control and then how to discern Jesusí solution to overcome these subconscious urges. Eighth, why we as Christians suffer. Ninth, foundations necessary for discernment, required conditions for discernment, required motivation for discernment, primary principles for discernment and miscellaneous principles for discernment. Tenth, the importance of the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives and especially how this relates to the manifestation gifts of the Holy Spirit and how these help us get to the root of a problem and to the root solution. Eleventh, how we approach Jesus with our needs and discern which manifestations of the Holy Spirit to minister. Twelfth, how we are to properly relate to one another in the body of Christ and why this is the key and solution to successful world Evangelism. Thirteenth, how to teach these advanced principles of Evangelism, discipleship and Counseling to others. Fourteenth, the importance of knowledge and how to discern what areas of knowledge Jesus wants us to pursue individually. Fifteenth, how to discern Jesusí place of ministry for each of us individually. Finally, how to succeed in what Jesus has called us to do individually.

In Apologetics the Advanced material focuses on the teachings of Francis A. Schaeffer. Dr. Schaefferís books teach how to discern oneís culture and in relationship to that how to make the simple Gospel simple to the person we are witnessing too. The Apologetics also focuses on the literal historical reliability of Genesis, evidence of the world wide flood, the significance of the genealogy of Genesis and how this relates to Jesus being truly our Savior and Messiah, evidence of Mosesí authorship of the Pentateuch, the significance of the different names of God in the Pentateuch and why Genesis and Evolution are not compatible.

These advanced concepts will give the Layman the ability to minister to any normal need physically, spiritually, and mentally; but also the discernment to know when to refer an individual to someone more qualified than himself to meet the need.

By the time the Layman has gone through both the Basic and Advanced Training Program he will be adequately trained to then take on greater responsibilities in other areas of ministry in or outside the Church or continue in the Churchís Evangelism Training Program so he can help train others.

FIELD EVANGELISM TOOLS

Why All Christians Need Training in Evangelism is a book written for Christian Laymen to explain to them the importance of Evangelism and training in Evangelism and the value of this training material to that end. You use this book to introduce this training material on Evangelism and for advertising upcoming classes to this end which you advertize on the back of the book. The book contains Chapters 2, 3, 5 and 6 of this book

*Field Tracts

When I do Evangelism during the week, I never assume anyone is a Christian whether they say they attend Church or not, so I always start off with the Salvation tract. When I do, many times Christians tell me they accepted Christ months or years before but that He is no longer Lord of their lives. Often times this is not because they do not want to walk with Jesus, but because of some problem in their lives they were unable to overcome. As a result they became frustrated and under condemnation and eventually gave up trying to live the Christian life and for Jesus. Their problem is that they are trying to live the Christian life in their own strength instead of drawing upon Jesusí strength. They know that Jesus is the answer to their needs but do not know how to apply this truth to their problems. This is what my Forgiveness Tract titled, Jesus Is The Answer To Your Needs (same title as discipleship book), is all about: first, to bring the Christian back to the place of surrendering their lives to Jesus as Savior and Lord and to then show them how to practically draw upon Jesusí strength and power to live the Christian life and apply this to their problems and needs. Also available is a companion pamphlet titled, How To Share The Forgiveness Tract: JESUS Is The Answer To Your Needs, which explains how to effectively minister the content of this Forgiveness Tract with a Christian.

*(Evangelism Tract) After many years of preaching the Gospel and seeing how effective using a Salvation Tract in presenting the Gospel is, I came to realize that an Evangelism Tract would be just as effective in motivating Christians to give of their free time to share the Gospel. After much seeking of the Lord and prayer, the Evangelism Tract titled, The Most Loving Thing You Can Do, was the end result. The results have been very encouraging. When the student meets someone who is a Christian on the field and he becomes convinced they are a born again Christian, he will then ask them if he can instead get their reaction to their presentation of this Evangelism Tract. Like the Salvation Tract, it explains the importance of their making a commitment of their free time to share the Gospel and concludes with challenging them to make a prayer of commitment to that end.

*Discipleship Series

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Chapter 9 of Section 5 of the Basic Textbook titled, "How to Disciple a New Christian," gives guidelines of how to do follow-up and discipleship work the first five weeks after salvation. It teaches the student how to take a new Christian through the four basic discipleship books listed above whose titles and contents are the same as the Section titles they match in the Basic Textbook.

Continued on Pages 5, 6, Back to Pages 1, 2, 3
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