MODULE DESCRIPTIONS THREE MONTH PROGRAMME
The Three Month Programme is the flagship programme of PEACE Centre of Evangelism. This is a three month, full time intense course of study that focuses on the two twin pillars of PEACE – practical evangelism and Adventist Christian Education. This course is designed for people of all ages who wish to learn more about how to effectively share their faith in a winsome way. You will learn about the core beliefs of the Seventh-Day Adventist faith and how to witness to people of all ages and faiths. It is our goal that those who come to study at PEACE will be enabled to share, empowered to serve and equipped to evangelise.
Jesus passed on to His apostles a ministry characterised by both personal witness and public proclamation. In this extensive course you will gain a thorough understanding of how to communicate the Gospel. You will learn to stimulate spiritual interest and effectively communicate biblical truth through:
- Friendship evangelism
- Focused conversations
- Sharing your personal testimony
- Small group evangelism
- Literature distribution
- Door-to-door surveys and canvassing
- Community programmes
- Health evangelism
- Internet websites
- Bible studies
In addition, you will explore the principles of soul-winning, the process of conviction and the art of leading people to decision. These skills will be applied through field opportunities. Much of the class time will be “hands-on”, with a full-length evangelistic meeting, providing the backdrop.
This course is a study of principles of sermon preparation and presentation with an emphasis on evangelistic preaching. The student will learn how to prepare and present powerful evangelistic sermons that lead to decisions using a variety of preaching tools and styles. The student will be required to prepare sermon outlines and will be given an opportunity to practice preaching.
– There will be an examination of the Bible, and Ellen White’s writings of the events surrounding the last days. This course will cover the major prophetic sections of Daniel and Revelation as they relate to the Great Controversy and the closing events of earth’s history. Study of the principles involved in understanding prophetic interpretation from an SDA perspective, as well as the review of the popular eschatological concepts prevalent in Protestantism today.
Righteousness by Faith – A study of conversion, and righteousness by faith in all its interrelated aspects, the nature of man, the nature of sin, the nature of Christ, confession and repentance, justification and sanctification, victory over sin and temptation, plus the importance of the 1888 message, the righteousness of Christ and the law, and issues in the books of Galatians and Romans. Considerable time will be spent in the book of Romans; this book sparked the Protestant Reformation in Europe and more recently in SDA history, which was instrumental in the 1888 message in Adventism.
This includes a study of one of the principle means by which God communicates with people. The work of prophets in the OT times is explained. The tests and functions of a prophet are examined. The work and life of Ellen G White and God’s influence on His remnant church through her are stressed.
This class is intended to look at the administrative structure of the Adventist Church, the reasons and benefits of the structure and how the structure relates locally and globally.
This class will address and outline Biblical principles for evaluating music and using it effectively in your ministry. We will look at the importance of music and worship in a balanced and thorough manner.
Learn to prepare, preach and present according to the principles of inspired writings. Practical instruction will cover the planning and implementation of the complete cycle of evangelism.
On this course students will be introduced to and learn about the goals of counselling, which are exploration, developing new understanding, taking right action and healing. They will learn the basic skills of counselling such as active listening, demonstrating empathy, and showing respect for the individual, and how to utilise Christian principles in the counselling process such as truth speaking, honest reflection, being non-judgmental and forgiveness.
In this introductory class we will look at what it means to perform the role of Pastoral ministry. We will look at the need to nurture, educate and inform individuals as well as small groups. This will give an overview of the six basic functions (Spiritual development of members, Training and Supervision of Local members, Pastoral Administration, Ceremonies, Community Involvement and Counselling and Visitations).
Bible Boot Camp – This class offers a fundamental survey of the core teachings of Scripture. This class will be faith affirming, Christ centred and thoroughly Biblical. Students will be required to write their own Bible studies that cover each of the 28 fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Many times the reason Christians do not share their faith, is because they are afraid they will not be able to adequately explain their faith. Christian Essentials (Bible Boot Camp) is an intensive course, designed to quickly train individuals to effectively share more than 20 Bible doctrines. Trained, experienced, and successful evangelists share the texts, illustrations, and methods for bringing others to decisions that have resulted in the conversion of thousands of souls. By the end of the course, each student will have their Bible marked with the texts for each powerful study, and also dynamic methods to share those texts.
Revelation & Inspiration – This foundational class will set the stage for a proper understanding of sacred Scripture. It will cover the basics of how to study, understand and interpret the Bible. Students will look at the Christian doctrine of revelation and inspiration.
Ethical structures are very popular in our society, as SDAs we believe that Biblical ethics are of eternal value. This class will investigate Biblical ethics and evaluate competing ethical paradigms such as pragmatism, situationalism and evolutionary antinomianism.
SDA and Reformation – This class offers a survey of the history of the Christian church from the time of the apostles, to the formation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and beyond.
This class is designed to give the students the tools to utilise effectively the right arm of the gospel in their outreach work. Proven successful methods will be taught, combined with practical experience gained in the field under qualified instructors. Christ has called us to minister to the whole person: body, mind and soul. This class is designed to provide practical lifestyle information in an effort to positively impact the health and well-being of the students and those to whom they are called to minister.
Establishing groups of believers in every community was a priority for the early church and it should be a priority for God’s church today. Though not exhaustive, this class will address important lessons and principles for modern-day church planting and church planters. There will be an overview of the historical context for church planting in the SDA Church.
Biblical Archaeology and Evangelism – Students will learn how to understand accurate Biblical Chronology, that confirms faith in the Bible as historically accurate, and also how to use the unearthed mysteries of ages past as an effective public evangelistic tool.
In these days of increasing scepticism it is essential that Christian workers are equipped with good answers for the “hard questions” of competing worldviews. If you have desired to make a bigger impact on an increasingly post-Christian, post-modern society this class will provide an invaluable foundation upon which to build.
On this course the student will be introduced to the principles of teaching, facilitating and learning. This will equip them to meet the needs of those to whom they seek to instruct on bible principles, facilitate in biblical discussions and support when encountering complex biblical principles. They will learn about a range of learning and teaching strategies and how these can be utilised to impact on learning and teaching positively. They will be trained in how to deliver topics in a student-centred way and how to use different and appropriate resources effectively.
We will do an overview of the major world religions as well as others. Much attention will be given to Hinduism and the three faiths of Abraham i.e. Judaism, Christianity and Islam. However, the majority of the studies will concentrate on the Islamic religion and its relationship to Christianity and Adventism. Students will learn how to effectively witness to someone of a different faith, culture and persuasion and showing the areas we have in common as well as the challenges that will be faced.
FIELD PRACTICUM (OUTREACH)
Experience the joy of friendship evangelism, door-to-door ministries, health evangelism, Bible studies and evangelistic visitation. Experience a public evangelistic programme and work with people toward baptism and Discipling them into the Seventh-day Adventist church.
This module will enable students to actively participate in all aspects of practical evangelism, which includes:
- Lead cards; (Using Bible request cards to obtain Bible contacts)
- DVD contacts; (Using DVD’s to obtain Bible contacts and follow up)
- Evangelistic campaign contacts
- Door-to-door outreach
- Small group studies
They will be involved in giving a series of Bible studies to non-Adventist contacts with a view to leading them to Christ and preparing them for baptism. The Evangelism Practicum culminates in a 4 week public Evangelistic Campaign run by a seasoned evangelistic team, with the students’ Bible study contacts encouraged to attend. All students are involved in all aspects of the Evangelistic Campaign.
FACULTY & GUEST LECTURERS
This programme will be delivered by a carefully selected team of specialists made up of faculty and guest lecturers drawn from local and overseas professional and experienced personnel.
POST STUDIES OPTIONS
In addition to the courses here described, the North England Conference may offer an extended practicum that lasts from 3 months to 1 year or more through its Mission Possible Programme.
This practicum may be made available to select students who demonstrate the necessary commitment, skills and desire. Acceptance into the practicum will be determined through individual student evaluation to be conducted by the North England Conference Church Planting & Global Mission Department.
This practicum will afford the student an opportunity to work for one year as a volunteer Pioneer Taskforce Worker; other opportunities may become possible, these will be made known to students, as we are able. Select students will be given the opportunity to conduct their own full-length evangelistic series at the conclusion of the practicum. Ongoing training and equipping sessions will continue throughout the length of the practicum.
Local churches may seek to recruit students trained at PEACE to help support their Bible work as volunteers, and so we can supply a list of names of the students who have completed the programme successfully.
Churches/Areas running campaigns may seek to recruit trained support Bible workers and we can supply a list of names from students who have completed the programme successfully.