Equipping Evangelists to effectively reach people who are not currently following Christ.
We have been doing that in one form or another for nearly 80 years in Australia. We are rolling out a whole set of tools in the form of Equipping Units to do that better. Over the next two years, 2013-2014 we will offer 20 units to equip evangelists.
The Bible and theology are actively integrated with practical skill components in each equipping unit. All tasks involve putting your learning into practice. Our Equipping tools are designed to help faithful and effective Evangelism happen. We’ve also made it accessible to as many as possible, regardless of educational background.
Intensives and placements are possible all over Australia, using our network of active coaches. Church Army Equipping aims to develop Evangelists personally and relationally as well as developing skills, character and knowledge.
Our equipping tools are all based on real experience in evangelism. They are designed to help evangelists grow in effectiveness and help them identify and develop their Evangelistic gift. Church Army Australia assess people who apply to be Endorsed Evangelists to send and support them to reach beyond existing churches with the Gospel of Jesus.
What The Toolbox of Equipping units is:
It is designed to develop a potential evangelist’s understanding of specific ideas and skills related to evangelism. Anyone can enrol in these units. They can now be done from anywhere in Australia, starting at any time, and can be done as either a single unit or as a block. We aim to make each unit affordable, practical and accessible.
How it works:
When enrolled in a unit, each participant will receive a Unit Handbook. This will include all unit content, readings and access to online resources. They will also be linked up with an active Church Army Endorsed Evangelist who will mentor them throughout the unit. Each unit has elements that are self taught, others that are done with their mentor and there are sections which will be done in regional intensives. These intensives are a chance for anyone undergoing our equipping to get together for a weekend and work through some of the course material best worked through collectively.
The Church Army Pathway to becoming an Endorsed Evangelist:
Some of those people who participate in the evangelism equipping units may want to apply to become endorsed evangelists with Church Army Australia. We endorse people who are gifted in evangelism and actively involved in evangelistic ministry. Being endorsed ensures a person the benefits of being part of a growing society of evangelists with relational, vocational, financial and administrative support and development.
Equipping Unit Summaries:
T4T Harvest Handbook explores the T4T method of evangelism. It provides a basis for understanding the method of disciple training and gives practical assistance to prepare you for this style of evangelism. Now Available
Mission and Evangelism gives an understanding of the concept of the Kingdom of God. It is a Unit looking at Biblical Theology and the way the Kingdom of God shapes how we think about and live out evangelism. Now available
BeIng fit for Mission explores who we are as those redeemed by Jesus but still caught up in sin and a broken world. It looks at what works against us in our walk with God and our evangelism. Now Available
Culture and Mission looks at how we engage with both the cultures around us and the cultures we are naturally a part of. This is vital to our evangelism as we learn how to read and connect with the groups we are sharing the gospel with. Now available
Playing as a Team in Mission explores our behaviour and communication. It addresses ways to identify and, where necessary, correct our behaviour and develop our communication in the team we work with. This unit looks in particular at working and living in a team on mission and how to build harmonious relationships. Now available
The DNA of Church Army looks into the foundations of Church Army Australia. It explores both the History and Theological underpinnings of the Church Army organisation. Available Soon
Personal Giftedness is designed to help you understand and identify your own unique gifting. It helps you identify how your have been shaped by your personal history and assists you in recognising your own strengths and weaknesses. Available Soon
Raising A Support Base is designed to prepare you for fundraising for mission. It looks at obstacles, imagined and otherwise, to fundraising for mission and gives practical ideas on how to overcome them. Available early 2013
Placement Church is designed to assist in your understanding of different church cultures. It aims to assist you in gaining as much as possible from the differences between your church home while in placement, and the church traditions you’re grown accustomed to in the past. Available Soon
EmpowerIng Mentoring addresses the Biblical and practical principles for mentoring. It creates a framework to think about mentoring through as well as the reasons behind it. It also looks at how we are to mentor to best grow those within our care. Available Soon
Preaching Evangelistically explored principles and techniques for preaching with a specific evangelistic focus.
Friendship Evangelism looks at one form of evangelism, being evangelism within a relationship. It explores why this can be so important, how to establish and maintain a genuine relationship, and how to be bold sharing the gospel within the friendship. Available Soon
Implementing Biblical Imperatives (Leadership Unit) addresses how to use exegetical and hermeneutical methods to interpret and understand the biblical imperatives. It then explains how we implement these imperatives in the culture we are in. Available Soon
Leadership Development (Leadership Unit) is concerned with understanding the events of our own personal histories to provide a stronger and more focussed sense of vocation. It also explores the disciplines required to align our lives with the vocation we’re in and the calling God’s given to evangelism. Available Soon
Interpersonal Skills (Leadership Unit) covers what is required to be able to apply a temperamental or behavioural styles of leadership or management to our mission team. It gives a basis for developing interper- sonal skills and practical structures to assist this. Available Soon
Leading Teams Into Mission (Leadership Unit) provides a detailed look at how to lead a small team into Mission. It looks at how to assist your team in engaging with the culture, identify errors and realign the team with Kingdom of God principles. Available Soon
Form Mission Teams (Leadership Unit) describes how to form a Mission Team around a well thought out and clearly expressed purpose. It looks at how to get team members on board and attached to the core of your Mission. Available Soon
Developing Leaders (Leadership Unit) sets in place a system for identifying, training and equipping potential and emerging leaders. It explores how to work with potential leaders to grow and develop them in their leadership and skills. Available Soon
Servant Leadership (Leadership Unit) looks in detail at the ways to create and reinforce a healthy and godly team culture. It establishes an understanding of servant leadership and then addresses how to foster team diversity and deal constructively with conflict. Available Soon
Executing Mission Plans (Leadership Unit) gives guidance on how to develop, implement and evaluate our mission project plans. It addresses vision setting, financial plans, and operational and risk assessment structures. Available Soon
Contact us for more Information on how we can equip you in evangelism.