Equipping Members of Trinity Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas, for Personal Evangelism
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SubjectWitness bearing (Christianity)
ABSTRACT EQUIPPING MEMBERS OF TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH IN AMARILLO, TEXAS, FOR PERSONAL EVANGELISM Nathaniel Justin Magloughlin, D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2018 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. William F. Cook III This project was designed to equip members of Trinity Baptist Church (TBC) in Amarillo, Texas, for personal evangelism. The equipping process involved assessing current practices of and barriers to engaging in personal evangelism among select members. Utilizing a curriculum designed to equip members to engage in personal evangelism, small group participants were challenged to overcome barriers to personal evangelism and develop characteristics of personal evangelists. Chapter 1 introduces TBC’s ministry context, the rationale, purpose, goals, research methodology, definitions, and delimitations of the project. Chapter 2 provides the biblical and theological basis for personal evangelism through the exegesis of five New Testament texts: Matthew 9:35-38; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:13-17; and 2 Corinthians 5:16-21. Chapter 3 addresses common characteristics among those who engage in personal evangelism and common barriers to engaging in personal evangelism. Chapter 4 details the project. Chapter 5 offers an overall evaluation of the project, with suggestions for improvement and further development.