An authentic evangelistic outreach must stand on the unchanging, profound truths of the Bible. Learners will begin these studies by examining the Gospels which reveal the objective of Jesus Christ’s ministry and strategy for evangelism. They will go forward with a course of action that aligns with God’s overall plan for each person: The Great Commission.
Through these studies, participants will be able to define “evangelism” from a Biblical perspective, interpret the eight guiding principles of Jesus’ master plan of evangelism, defend Jesus’ strategy of evangelism to the local church, and gain a better understanding of the human condition and God’s response.
The instructor will offer optional Zoom meetings for discussion during this course.
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
Students are required to have The Master Plan of Evangelism, 2nd edition, abridged, by Dr. Robert E. Coleman for this course.
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Number of weeks: 6
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: Yes, optional
Part of a certification or series of courses?: Yes (IFD Certification in Evangelism)
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About the Instructor
Darla M. Thieler is the founder of Remnant Ministries, a multi-faceted outreach ministry which began in 1982. A local evangelist and certified lay speaker with the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, she serves as a Bible teacher, conference leader, inspirational speaker, praise and worship leader, composer, theater arts performer and director, and much more. Darla is director of music for Calvin United Presbyterian Church (PCUSA).
The heart of Remnant Ministries began with the ministry at the juvenile detention centers. Raised in the United Methodist tradition, Darla’s life changed forever when she attended a Christian concert at a district event at age 13. Believing that every person is precious to God, Darla and her husband, George, continue sharing this same message of hope at every opportunity. Darla’s heartfelt desire is to bring glory and honor to God. Her prayer is that through the Living Word of God, others will come to a saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and all God’s children will be encouraged to make a deeper commitment to grow in their relationship with Him.