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

*All options are virtual with limited hybrid support pending Andrews University and CDC guidelines for the safety of our students. 

 

Fall 2021

August 23 – October 9

 

CHURCH- 
1.    Greenville Seventh-day Adventist Church 
2.    Spartanburg Seventh-day Adventist Church 
3.    Greenville Spanish, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 
4.    Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church
5.    Asheville,Seventh-day Adventist Church
6.    Spartanburg Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church 
EVANGELIST(s)-
1.    Dr. Ron Smith, Southern Union President
2.    John T. Boston, II, NAD Evangelism Institute
3.    Ralph Ringer, Southern Union Conference
4.    Michelle Mota, Guest Evangelist
REGION- Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina
CONFERENCE- Southern Union/Carolina/South Atlantic

The Southern Union Fall Field School 2021 will provide learning and practice in: Public evangelism planning in a hybrid site and online context, virtual evangelism marketing, organizing members for online public evangelism and engaging a community with compassion and proclamation. The sites will include local churches in South Carolina and Alabama. The evangelists will be Dr. Carlton Byrd and John T. Boston, II. Pre-recorded series will be hosted by David Machado, Richie Halverson and Paul Coneff. If you register for this field school you will walk away with practical experience in leading a public evangelistic effort in a contemporary context including the post-pandemic experience. Churches that are participating vary in size from 20 active members to 10,000 active online viewers. Questions that we will explore: How to lead decisions online? Can a hybrid site/digital approach to evangelism grow my church? What does it take to actually connect with my local community in growing my church through public evangelism?