Evangelism training for churches

Anyone could do what we do – and we’d love it if they did! That’s why we want to train your church. We have ideas and skills, and so do you. Imagine if we got together…

We’re keen to partner with local churches, either to provide evangelism services ourselves (such as a mission or a holiday club), or to train you how to do those things well. Often, the two go hand in hand: we start out helping a local church, while they join in and watch what we do… then they’re ready to go it alone in future. And we think that’s wonderful!

Whatever evangelism training you need, we can help. If you have a specific need – for example, preparing for a mission in your area – we can put a programme together just for you: your local context, what you want to achieve, who’s going to be trained, and who you’re trying to reach

Your evangelism training could include:

  • Aspects of evangelism – We offer the benefit of our long experience when it comes to giving your testimony effectively; gentle apologetics; answering big questions; how to run special services; how to handle objections and rejections; and following up.
  • How to do street evangelism – We’ve been engaged in street evangelism for over 50 years, so we’re ideally placed to help you learn techniques like sketchboarding, Gospel magic, surveys (“What do you think about God?” or “Is Jesus the son of God?”), chatting to people, sitting with the homeless, giving away small gifts like balloons and tracts, street prayer, prayer tents… the list is almost endless.
  • How to go into schools – We’ll cover how to build and maintain relationships with schools; how to support school staff in delivering their collective act of worship; how to present an attention-grabbing lesson or assembly; and how to express your message.
  • How to run a church mission – We’ll show you how to plan and run an evangelistic church mission, for any age group, lasting a day, a weekend or a whole week.
  • How to run a children’s camp or holiday club – We’ll train you to run a really effective children’s or young people’s event.

The Toolkit – evangelism training for churches

The Toolkit is a course designed to help church members to become more skilled and confident in evangelism – whether you call that outreach, witness, or just sharing your faith. It’s delivered in your own church by an OAC evangelist, for one day a week over 4 weeks or all 4 sessions over one weekend:

Session 1 – What is the gospel? The reality of presenting the gospel.
Session 2 – Sharing your story/testimony
Session 3 – Intentional conversations – handling rejection
Session 4 – What about…? Handling objections.

Streetwise

We run a comprehensive training course in evangelism called Streetwise. Streetwise is currently offered as a 5-day residential course, or a monthly course (one Saturday a month for 6 months). We can also deliver it wherever you are, either for individual churches or groups of churches.

Just call for a chat

We are keen to partner with local churches, and we’re flexible about the way we work. So why not pick up the phone and tell us what you’re thinking of?

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