Evangelism training is training that
- Prepares Christian believers to assist pre-Christians (aka lost people, seekers, insert label here) on their spiritual journey towards Christ, AND
- Gives them the confidence that they can do this.
I attended an evangelism training seminar several years ago that used this definition. There is both content (#1) and practice or what we call “lab time” (#2).
I’ve been to training events on Evangelism for nearly 15 years and conducted several as well.
I see a need for two streams of training under the umbrella of evangelism training:
- church based.
Personal Evangelism Training
Personal evangelism training is equipping believers to have the confidence to share their faith and assist other individuals in that journey.
One can grow comfortable in talking about their own story, grow in the confidence to explain the gospel and ask appropriate questions to help others find their way to God through Christ.
Personal Evangelism Training sets its goal of assisting others to explain their faith and growing confidence in inviting others to find faith.
Church-Based Evangelism Training
Church-based evangelism training is equipping the church in two areas:
- engage its community as a demonstration of the Gospel (outward focus)
- be welcoming and inviting to those who visit (hospitality focus).
A popular series in this blog has been on welcoming visitors to church hospitality series (I’ve seen my traffic stats nearly triple because of this series).
Sometimes marketing techniques are taught here as part of growing the church.
Obtain Evangelism Training from Me
How can I serve your ministry? Take advantage of the training that I offer to help your church grow in its impact on the community where you are planted.
EvangelismCoach.org can provide you with ongoing evangelism training in a couple of different ways.
Virtual Workshop for your team:
The basic idea is that you gather a crowd and I give a 90-minute virtual seminar via the Internet with your church or team.
- For: Churches
- Duration: Up to 90 minutes.
Read more about the private seminar for your church in general, or pick one of the fixed workshops.
Se habla español si usted quiere escuchar su taller en su propio idioma.
How can you create an extraordinary welcome at church? What can you do to help a first-time visitor move from visitor to member?
What would you do if you couldn’t fail at evangelism? What if you could find the addictive joy of sharing your faith in Christ?
In the fields of personal evangelism and church hospitality, most people want coaching for various reasons:
- Not sure how to restart a hospitality ministry.
- Not sure where to begin fixing problems.
- Not sure what to say or how to lead.
If you are looking into personal coaching for your ministry, I’ll help you remove the log jam of inaction and come out with a fresh idea to move you forward.
Read more here, and schedule a 20-minute “Get a Grip” Coaching call with me.
I will travel to your church or conference location (limited to the Americas and the Caribbean).
Read more about my evangelism and hospitality seminars and options here.
Please note: I do not travel to Europe, Africa, Asia, or Australia. That is by choice. I appreciate the invitations I’ve received over the years, but the limits of my sense of calling are to the Americas and the Caribbean.
I make special financial arrangements with developing nations outside of the US and Canada.
Conferences can be done in English or Spanish.
Se habla español si usted quiere escuchar su seminario en su propio idioma.
Christ Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia and the National Capital Presbytery were blessed to have Chris Walker as our guest during 2010. Chris both preached at the church I serve and led workshops for our presbytery.
In both aspects of his ministry Chris brings a spiritual integrity. Attendees at our workshops included both lay and clergy from many theological perspectives and Chris was able to connect with them.
I appreciate the fact that Chris is able to balance the practical and theological aspects of the training he offers.
He has a gift for mingling the theory and practice of hospitality and evangelism in ways that excite and encourage.
Personally, I have been blessed and encouraged by Chris Walker’s personal spiritual presence. He accepts people where they are and doesn’t make them feel like failures if they aren’t ready to jump in with both feet.
I would commend Chris to anyone who is looking to increase their spiritual strength in the areas of evangelism or hospitality.
Rev. Geoffrey J. McLean, Pastor,
Christ Presbyterian Church