10. Missions / Evangelism / Discipleship

Course Description:
This three-part course is designed to ground pastors and church leaders in the basic biblical principles of missions, evangelism, and discipleship so that the church can accomplish its God-given task of bringing lost people to Christ and building them up in Christ.

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Course Goals:

  1. To teach pastors and church leaders that missions is the main ministry of the church.
  2. To instruct pastors and church leaders in the biblical basis, principles, and practice of missions.
  3. To assist pastors and church leaders in developing a missions mind-set and ministry in the church.
  4. To dispel and deal with common myths, misconceptions, and hindrances to missions.
  5. To convince pastors and church leaders that the church is God’s channel for witnessing to Christ in the world.
  6. To show that evangelism is the first requirement in fulfilling the Great Commission.
  7. To train pastors and church leaders in the content and communication of the true Gospel and to point out false “gospels”.
  8. To enable pastors and church leaders to build an evangelistic mind-set and ministry in the church.
  9. To provide basic knowledge in how to defend the Christian faith against common challenges, world religions, cults, and the occult.
  10. To equip pastors and church leaders to answer contemporary moral and ethical issues from the Bible.
  11. To demonstrate that discipleship is the second requirement in fulfilling the Great Commission.
  12. To train pastors and church leaders in the biblical principles and practices of discipleship in order to reach the goal of maturity in Christ and making more disciples.

***Evangelism and discipleship are what the church does in missions.***

Please download the BTCP Program Summary Manual where you will find an overview of this course (pp. 139-152) as well as a description of the BTCP program, philosophy, and requirements for implementation.

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