Based on the material presented in this course, plan and participate in at least 2 servant evangelism projects, with 2 different people. One or both of these should be completed outside of the church setting or church events. Whenever possible, intentionally seek to reach into your “Jerusalem”where you live, work, and play. For each project, prepare a report of 1–2 pages typed, 12-point font, Times New Roman, and double spaced, explaining your creation of and participation in an activity to build relationships and eventually (intentionally) open the door to sharing Christ with a hurting world. Include how the opportunity developed, and how those being served responded; state if you were able to share the Gospel, how will you follow up, evaluation, etc. If you were unable to share the gospel, please explain the reasons. Consult the attached grading rubric for details of what your reports should include. Keep in mind that the projects must be within the timeline of this 8-week course. The point is to develop a consistent lifestyle of servanthood that displays Christ to the world.
NOTE: Since this is Servant “Evangelism,” not just community service, you should be intentional in trying to share the gospel. Do not just plan servant events without also planning how you will approach sharing the gospel! If you are intentional with the gospel, you will be surprised how often people will respond to your service by asking “why” are you serving them? At this point, DO NOT miss the opportunity to tell the person that you cannot help but serve them because you are so overwhelmed by the love that Christ showed all of us when He willingly served us by dying on the cross for our sin! Thus, He paved the way for all of us to be redeemed through the power of His resurrection . . . all we have to do is believe, repent, and be willing to surrender to Him as Lord! This may not be exactly what you say. But please know, if you do not intend to share the gospel as you serve, you probably will not!
Each of the 2 encounters must be summarized in a report of 1- 2 pages, using 12-point, Times New Roman font, and double-spaced.
So, with this in mind, be very specific in your encounters with people, and utilize the “Three P” process below:
- P- PERSONAL: The servant evangelism encounters must be personal, face-to-face encounters done within this 8-week term.
- P- PRACTICAL/PHYSICAL: In each of the encounters you must meet the physical needs of another unsaved individual. Even though prayer and Bible study are essential to the Christian life and growth, these are unacceptable forms of servant evangelism and do not meet the requirements of this assignment. Simply talking with, or counseling someone, does not meet the requirements. This assignment is for you to meet the physical needs of another unsaved individual with the hopes of bridging the conversation and service to the Gospel (Matthew 25:31–46; James 2:14–20).
- P- PENNILESS: In each of the servant evangelism encounters you may not receive money for your work. This must be a free service to those you are serving.
Submit Servant Evangelism Report 1 by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 3.
Submit Servant Evangelism Report 2 by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 4.