Field Evangelism

 

The objective of the NAD Evangelism Institute is to provide Master of Divinity students with a positive learning experience that will be an encouragement for them to engage in evangelistic ministry, and be a model of evangelism for their ministry. Using a variety of evangelistic methods, the Institute partners with conferences and churches to involve students in outreach to communities throughout the North American Division.

Field schools usually involve students in four weeks of evangelistic experience. This may include preparation, involvement in meetings, and follow-up work. Each year there are opportunities to participate in various types of evangelism including single church meetings, city-wide events, campus ministry, urban ministry, church planting series, and evangelism tailored for specific people-groups. MDiv students who have been a pastor before entering the Seminary and/or have experience with evangelism can take part in a field school that focuses on an area that will provide them with new skills.

Conference leaders and evangelists are encouraged to consider mentoring MDiv students by holding a Field School of Evangelism. Contact us to receive further information.

 

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."

Matthew 28:19

Overview

Each year there are field school opportunities to participate in various types of evangelism including single church meetings, city-wide events, campus ministry, urban ministry, church planting series, and evangelism tailored for specific people-groups. Students with previous evangelistic experience can benefit from field schools that focus on specific areas providing new and different skills.

Field schools usually involve students in four weeks of evangelistic experience. This may include preparation, involvement in meetings, and follow-up work.

A field school is so much more than participating in evangelism under the direction of an evangelist. Making friendships, watching the Holy Spirit move, visiting and studying with people who urgently want to know the Bible, sharing baptismal events – all these encounters, and more, will make up your field school experience.

Some field schools provide the opportunity for your spouse and family to attend. Be sure to plan your schedule with this possibility in mind.


Funding

Transportation to and from field schools:
Sponsored students—Travel allowance paid by sponsoring conference
Unsponsored students—Travel allowance paid by NAD Evangelism Institute

Lodging during field schools:
Suitable housing will be provided either in the homes of members or as arranged by the local church or conference.

Meals during field schools:
Meals while attending the field school will be provided by the local church or through per diem amounts given to purchase food.

Transportation during field schools:
Mileage will be paid by the local church or through the evangelism budget.

 



Upcoming Field School Opportunities

 

Summer 2022

 

Term 1

Niles Philadelphia Field School

Join John T. Boston, II for this immersive learning experience in nurturing a culture of growth in discipleship as evangelism in a local church. This series will be supported in-person, and virtual options exist as well. Involvement will include visitation, pastoral care, evangelistic sermon prep and community engagement.

Series Title: Hope for Hurting Hearts

Series Dates: June 1-11, 2022

Field School Dates: May 16 - June 11, 2022

Evangelist and Field School Instructor: John T. Boston II, NAD Evangelism Institute Associate Director

Location: Niles Philadelphia Church, Niles, MI

 

Indianapolis Field School

The Indiana, Lake Region, and Lake Union Conferences are partnering with the General Conference to hold a week-long evangelistic series that will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana. This series will feature Elder Ted Wilson, General Conference President for the Seventh-day Adventist church.

Series Title: Revelation of Hope

Series Dates: May 21 - May 28, 2022

Field School Dates: May 16 - June 11, 2022

Coordinator and Field School Instructor: Elder Mark Finley, Evangelist and Assistant to the President of the General Conference.

Location: Warren Performing Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN

 

Term 3

Ethnan Temple Field School

Series Dates: July 8 - 23, 2022

Field School Dates: July 8 - 31, 2022

Evangelist: Dr. Phillip Baptiste, NAD Director of ASI

Coordinator and Field School Instructor: Pastor Jerome Hurst

Location: Ethnan Temple, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Ephesus Church Field School

Series Dates: July 16 - August 6, 2022

Field School Dates: July 10 - August 6, 2022

Evangelist and Field School Instructor: Dr. Keith Woodard

Coordinator: Pastor Steven Gates

Location: Ephesus Church, West Palm Beach, FL

 

Fall 2022

Riverside Chapel Field School

The Riverside Chapel is excited to hold a 10-night evangelistic series that will be held this fall in the city of Nashville, TN.

Series Title: The Gospel of Reconciliation

Series Dates: September 17 - October 1, 2022

Field School Dates: September 3 - October 1, 2022

Evangelists: Dr. William Lee and John Boston, NAD Evangelism Institute Associate Director

Coordinator: Dr. Gordon Jones, church pastor

Location: Riverside Chapel, Nashville, TN