Mission and Evangelism

James D. Newcomer & Michael Carlyle

Summer 2020

Mission and Evangelism is a class that will propel you as a seminary student to take all the resources and tools you are amassing and focus them on one purpose for the rest of your life—making disciples from your neighborhoods to the nations (Matthew 28:18-20).

As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to recognize and recommend key literature pertinent to personal evangelism and global mission, perform an evaluation of their personal evangelism strengths and weaknesses, identify and communicate the key truths of the gospel in evangelistic conversations, develop a biblical theology of missions that explains the biblical mandate and foundation for the church’s cross-cultural ministry, and interact with prominent models and methods of modern cross-cultural ministry. 3 credit hours.

Dr. Jim Newcomer serves as an Adjunct Professor in Biblical Counseling at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. He began teaching at VBTS in 2005. After serving over 10 years as the Executive Pastor at Colonial Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Dr. Newcomer and his wife Lorie relocated to Michigan to be the Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, MI. Dr. Newcomer earned his academic degrees at Bob Jones University (BA, MA) and Northland International University (DMin). Read more....

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70% – Writing Assignments (4 eight-page papers)
30% – Reading (Approx. 1200 pages)