Inspiring a Love for Evangelism
Minnesota Conference
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The Twin Cities Evangelism School

A certificate in Evangelism and Discipleship is awarded to participants who successfully complete five courses.  Those who wish to audit the course may do so without completing all the requirements for a certificate.

Each course module consists of one weekend intensives.  Each weekend consists of 10 -13 hours of training.  Every class requires additional reading and practical assignments that participants fulfill in their local churches.

Cost - Each weekend seminar is $35.00 per participant and includes one meal on Sabbath.  Children's programs are provided at $20.00 per child, including Sabbath lunch.  Travel and hotel expenses are not covered.  A downloadable syllabus will be sent to all registered participants.

 

Courses Offered

 
Lay Model and Church Growth
Instructor: Eduard Schmidt
Associate Professor of Christian Ministry, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University
Date: August 23-25, 2013
Location: Marriott Minneapolis Northwest

Helping Members discover and implement their role as God's ministers in the church and community.  Members can discover their spiritual DNA and utilize it to become all that god has intended them to be, as well as basic orientation for growth in the local church.
 
 
Witness for Life
Instructor: Eduard Schmidt
Associate Professor of Christian Ministry, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University
Date: November 15-17, 2013
Location: Bloomington DoubleTree

Helping members share the Bible effectively in initial spiritual conversations and facilitating the process of conversion.  Practical suggestions will be given in the areas of purposeful relationships, starting spiritual conversations, using coaching skills for effective Bible studies, studying the Bible in ways that conduct to life transformation, helping people remove faith barriers for sustained decision-making and assimilation into a discipleship
 
 
Invest in Life
Instructor: Richard Moore
Business Manager, North American Division Evangelism Institute
Date: March 21-23, 2014
Location: DoubleTree Park Place

This class will give people the tools necessary to handle their God-given resources.  It includes aspects such as how to get out of debt, staying within a budget, investing in God's work that includes the use of time, talent and treasure.
 
 
LifeWorks
Instructor: Ron Clouzet
Professor of Christian Ministry and Pastoral Theology, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University
Date: May 9-11, 2014
Location: TBD

A Christ-centered weekend of spiritual discovery and training for personal devotional life leading to an intimate relationship of faith in Christ.
 
 
One Body - Exploring Small Groups for Evangelism and Community Building
Instructor: Don James
Assistant Professor of Small Group Evangelism, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University
Date: September 12-14, 2014
Location: TBD

A holistic small group model that grows out of who we are as Seventh-day Adventists.  This class is faithful to the message and mission of who we are as a people.  Some of the topics will be developing mission, methods, vision and values.  Small groups are essential to building the infrastructures in ministries, community and evangelism.
 
 
Steps to Church Planting
Instructor: Tom Evans
Associate Director, North American Division Evangelism Institute, Church Planting and Natural Church Development
Date: January 9-11, 2015
Location: TBD

This class demonstrates the need for and the steps to healthy church planting. Basic models and procedures for a successful church plant launch will be covered.  Consultation is available until the plant launches.
 
 
Growing Strong
Instructor: Don James
Assistant Professor of Small Group Evangelism, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University
Date: May 8-10, 2015
Location: TBD

An advanced small group seminar on mentoring and discipling existing members and new believers.
 
 
Leadership Development
Instructor: Errol McLean
Associate Professor of Christian Ministry, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University
Date: TBD
Location: TBD

A study of leadership emergence, selection and training in evangelistic churches, with particular attention to strategic issues of various training models and their relationship between formal, informal and non-formal leadership development.