Training Students for Evangelism in the Korean Campus Ministry at University of Maryland College Park
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ABSTRACT TRAINING STUDENTS FOR EVANGELISM IN THE KOREAN CAMPUS MINISTRY AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK Nathan Lee, D. Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2013 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Sanghee M. Ahn This project pertains to training students for evangelism in the Korean Campus Ministry (KCM) at the University of Maryland in College Park. Chapter 1 is an introduction of KCM which includes its history, the composition of its members, and a general description of the surrounding community. Chapter 2 addresses the biblical foundations of the importance of evangelism. Specifically, this chapter examines the biblical facts as to why it is crucial to train Christians and to be soul-winners for Christ. Chapter 3 deals with theoretical and practical issues on implementing evangelism training within the context of a college campus. Contemporary and popular evangelistic training methods and programs were evaluated based on how confident the students were at sharing their faith after being trained with them. Chapter 4 is the methodology used to execute the project. It is divided into 3 portions; the first portion is about the preparation of the evangelism trainee recruitment and the survey. The second portion describes the 11-week training class followed by a review of evangelism training. The third portion is the last 2 weeks of evaluating project effectiveness by surveying the students in the class. The questionnaires helped to measure the confidence levels of the students and their understanding of the full gospel presentation. Chapter 5 discusses the analysis and evaluation of the program by the students. The effectiveness of the evangelism training was measured by the students' pre and post surveys as well as their evaluations. This evangelism training met the expected results as predicted in chapter 1: First, it was demonstrated that the evangelism training helped the students find a renewed passion to win the lost for Christ. Second, the students were provided evangelism tools for sharing their faith that they felt were both effective and easy to remember. Third, the students were given a vision for winning family members, friends, and acquaintances to the Lord. Fourth and finally, the evangelism training exposed the college students to the effectiveness of the EE Training Ministry, leading to the possible implementation of the material in their churches.