This unit is designed to introduce students to different understandings of evangelism, while also providing some practical skills and models for reflection in terms of evangelistic approaches.

Unit code: DM0134W (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Diploma

Unit discipline: Missiology

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning outcomes


Critically evaluate different understandings and methods of evangelism


Describe principles of personal evangelism


Detail new ways of evangelism that are relevant to the twenty-first century by exploring what this term might mean in a camping and outdoor activity context


Reflect critically upon their personal faith story


Critically reflect on examples of evangelism


Lectures, Seminars, discussion, praxis

Indicative Bibliography

  • Adeney, F S Graceful Evangelim: Christian Witness in a Complex World. Grand Rapdids, MI: Baker Books, 2010
  • Dekar, P R Holy boldness: Practices of an evangelistic lifestyle. Macon: Smyth & Helwys. 2004
  • Dickson, J The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with more than our lips. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010
  • Frost, M and A Hirsch. The shaping of things to come: Innovation and mission for the 21st-century church. Erina, NSW: Strand, 2003
  • Hunter, G The Celtic way of evangelism: How Christianity can reach the West…..again. Nashville: Abingdon, 2000
  • Richardson, R Evangelism outside the box: New ways to help people experience the Good News. Downers Grove: IVP, 2000.
  • _______, Re-Imagining Evangelism, Downers Grove, Ill: IVP, 2006


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

750 word personal testimony

750 25.0

750 word book report on the topic of evangelism

750 25.0

1,500 word thematic essay

1500 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2016

Unit record last updated: 2020-10-30 19:16:47 +1100