Course Details

Culture of Evangelism

Culture of Evangelism

Discover practical and effective ways to revitalize and reinvigorate your local church to actively win souls for the Kingdom!

Course Overview

About This Course

Ever wonder what it would take to set your church on fire with a passion to win lost souls for Jesus? Pastor Jim Howard shares practical and effective ways to do just that in your local church in this course, Culture of Evangelism: How to Develop a Training Center Church.

In this course, you will learn many things from the fuel that drives a culture of evangelism, how to set up functional structures in the church that empowers active lay-evangelism, and you will even discover specific steps and helpful resources to develop a comprehensive, master plan of evangelism for your congregation. You will leave this class with faith and confidence to inspire others with your passion for saving the lost.

This course consists of approximately 2.5 hours of video content, plus review questions and discussion forums to further enhance the learning experience. There is one final exam in order to complete this course. You may revisit videos as often as you like and can complete the test at your own pace. You will earn a certificate of completion upon successfully finishing the course requirements with a passing grade.

In order for students to gain the most out of this class, we strongly recommend taking the Emmanuel Institute EM.Ev102 - Personal Evangelism course prior to this one.

Get started today to set your church on fire with a culture of evangelism!

Course Objectives

  • Students will discover the secret to the explosive evangelistic power of the Early Christian Church.
  • Students will understand how the message fuels the mission of the church.
  • Students will identify whether evangelism is truly a core value of the local church.
  • Students will learn how to turn a passive church into a training center church.
  • Students will be equipped to develop an evangelistic Bible Resource Center for their local church.
  • Students will learn how to craft a Sabbath worship service that is evangelistically effective.
  • Students will understand the role of the church board in creating a culture of evangelism.
  • Students will receive practical tools for creating departmental ministry plans.
  • Students will learn how to create a comprehensive master plan of evangelism.
  • Students will understand the pivotal role of systematic discipleship in evangelistic efforts.

Course Outline

  1. 1. Foundational Principles (4 segments)
  2. 2. Training Center Churches: Personal Truth-Sharing Labor (6 segments)
  3. 3. Training Center Churches: Functional Structures (4 segments)
  4. 4. Training Center Churches: Systematic Discipleship (2 segments)

Course Prerequisites

EM.Ev101 - Evangelism 101 (suggested not required)
EM.Ev102 - Personal Evangelism (strongly recommended)
A desire to work for Jesus!


The Discipleship Handbook and Mentor’s Guide is a great resource for church members who sense their need of active soul-winning and discipleship. The Culture of Evangelism course recommends this tool and will even teach you how to get the most out of the handbook and guide. Get your copy at the AudioVerse Store.

Course Staff

Jim Howard

Jim Howard

Jim Howard is the Personal Ministries Director and Evangelism Coordinator and Adult Sabbath School directior for the Michigan Conference. Before entering the ministry, he graduated from the Ohio State University and had a 14-year career in corporate accounting, last serving as a Plant Controller for Worthington Cylinder Corporation. He began his pastoral ministry in Ohio in 2004 before accepting a call to join the Michigan pastoral team in 2007. Since coming to Michigan, Jim has served as the pastor of several churches, as District Superintendent, and as a member of the Conference Executive Committee and Training Center Churches Committee. He and his wife Sonya were married in 1995 and are blessed with two daughters, Kayla and Lindsey.