Mission And Evangelism

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Rev. William Tsinigo
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Course Description 

This course is an exploration of the mandate, challenges of and approaches to mission and evangelism in a 21st century, African context. Students will be encouraged to develop and/or hone their own theology of mission and evangelism as well as formulate creative approaches to mission and evangelism within the African cultural context. Particular attention will be given to evangelistic challenges, possible approaches to evangelism, congregationally based mission and issues of contemporary social concern.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course students will:

  1. Understand foundational scriptural and theological principles and/or categories for the mission of the Church in contemporary African culture.
  2. Understand key features of contemporary African/Ghanaian culture as they relate to issues of spiritual need, and the proclamation of the Christian message. 
  3. Become conversant with a range of relevant approaches to mission and evangelism in the context of the contemporary church.
  4. Develop their own philosophy of mission and evangelism for local church ministry and consider strategies for implementation. 
  5. Apply relevant strategies in personal and congregational mission.

Course Content


1. Missional Theology and Biblical Foundations of Mission and Evangelism

  • The Reason for Mission
  • The Call of Abraham
  • The Call of Israel

2. Historic Missional Practices of the Church

  • Christianity as a Movement
  • The Local Church and Mission

3. Spiritual Mapping 

  • History & Demographics
  • Spiritual Mapping
  • Social Mapping

4. The Ongoing Challenge of Contextualizing the Gospel in distinct Cultural Contexts.

  • Contextualization
  • Culture and its influence and challenges
  • Cultural and Evangelism Mandate

5. Equipping the Church for Mission and Evangelism

  • Mobilizing Human and Financial Resources for Mission
  • Tent Making 
  • Divine Sending (Kairos Opportunity)

6. Approaches and Strategies for Mission and Evangelism in the current Post-Christian context

a. Approaches to Evangelism

b. Missional Strategies and Evangelistic Methods 

  • What is Missional Strategy?
  • Door to Door Evangelism
  •  Funeral Evangelism
  • Bus Evangelism
  •  Dawn Broadcasting
  •  Online (Virtual Evangelism)
  •  Tracts Evangelism
  •  Crusades
  •  Medical Outreaches
  • Refugee Camps
  • Campus
  • Etc.


7.Mandate of Evangelism

  • What is Evangelistic Mandate?
  • Reasons Why We Must Win Souls
  • Reasons Why People Don't Evangelize - Evangelistic Challenges
  • Barriers to mission & evangelism

Mode of Delivery

Lecture, Small group teaching, Tutorials, Independent study and Field Practice

Reading Materials

  1. Flemming, Dean (2013). Recovering the Full Mission of God: A Biblical Perspective on Being, Doing and Telling. Downers Grove, IL.: InterVarsity.
  2. Muck, Terry and Adeney Francis (2009). Christians Encountering World Religions: The Practice of Mission in the 21st Century. Ada, MI.: Baker.
  3. Fitch, David (2016). Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines that Shape the Church for Mission. Downers Grove, IL.: InterVarsity.
  4. Adeney, Francis S. (2010). Graceful Evangelism: Christian Witness in a Complex World. Ada, MI.: Baker.
  5. Terry, J.M. (2015). Missiology: An Introduction. Nashville, TN.: B&H Academic.
  6. Sarpong, P. (2002). Peoples differ: An approach to inculturation in evangelization. Sub-Saharan Publisher.
  7. Ntreh, B. A. (2009). Anthropology of Religion. Cape Coast. Hampton Press.

Evaluation of Student Performance

Grading System

Letter Grade Mark% (Credit Points)

A 80-100 (4.0): Excellent

B+ 75-79 (3.5): Very Good

B 70-74 (3.0): Good

C+ 65-69 (2.5): Satisfactory

F Below 65 (0.0): Fail


Students will be assessed in a variety of ways, including examinations, term papers, participation in classes and seminars, field reports, video-recorded demonstrations, etc.

Distribution of the Marks

  • Examination (End of course/semester): 60%
  • Course work, continuous assessment and attendance: 40%

(i) Class attendance and Participation: 10%

(ii) Term Paper I: 15%

(iii) Term Paper II: 15%

Class Attendance

For Campus students and those receiving lectures via Zoom, due to the concentrated nature of the lectures, three unexcused class absence will reduce final grade by a letter grade. A 4th unexcused absence will result in an additional research assignment required for a passing grade. A 5th unexcused absence will result in a failing grade.

Writing Guidelines

All research papers and theses are to follow: (i) Kate L. Turabian A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations OR (ii) American Psychological Association (APA) Style.

1. Font & Font Size: Times New Roman, 12 point

2. Double space

3. 1-inch margins (File – Page Setup – Margins)

4. Indent paragraphs 0.5 inch (Format– Paragraph – Indent left)

5. Page numbers – lower center or upper right –beginning with the first page of text, but not on title page; Arabic numbers only (e.g., 1, 2; not Roman numerals); no other header or footer

6. Title page; then title again on page one (for formal papers)

7. In essay-type papers, ALWAYS write logically, persuasively, focused on the assigned topic; include a succinct introduction that informs the reader concerning the subject of your paper, and a succinct conclusion that summarizes your main points and expresses your resulting conclusion.

8. Use footnotes rather than endnotes, except in dissertation/thesis, where section endnotes are also acceptable.

9. All work should be proofread, as errors in spelling, grammar, and syntax will reduce assignment grade.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is against Daniel Institute policy, and any act of plagiarism will result in disciplinary action up to student dismissal from further study at Daniel Institute. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to quoting materials without proper citing or reference, cutting and pasting of online and other materials requires proper citing via quotation marks and footnote.

Final Examination

The final exam will consist of short answer questions as well as semi-essay questions. The reading and the classes are your means of preparation.

For candidates writing their examinations outside the main Daniel Institute campus, a proctor will be required. A proctor is a person who oversees an exam. He or she will typically verify a student’s identity by checking a photo ID and then ensures academic integrity guidelines are followed during the exam. The exam will be mailed to the proctor in PDF format. The proctor will need to print your exam, and preferably have access to a scanner to submit your exam. 3. When you have completed your exam, your proctor may either 1) scan and upload your exam to the DI Learning platform or mail to the relevant address provided. This format requires you handwrite your responses on the exam itself.

Submitting Assignments

Assignments can be submitted electronically through the Drop Box tool in Triport (or any other means endorsed by the lecturer). Paper submissions should be in either .doc, .docx or .pdf format. Submitting your work through drop box (or any other means prescribed by the lecturer) is considered a formal (and final) submission. Assignments may be returned to you electronically, in most cases via email. If your assignment was graded by hand, it will be scanned and delivered to you as a PDF file. Remember to use a full heading, including your name, professor, course, and date.

Biblical references

Always give biblical references in the text of your paper. For example, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” (John 1:1; NRSV) Include the translation only if you are quoting a scripture that is different than NIV. For example, John pointed men to the Messiah (John 1:7).

Essay and Term Paper Cover Format

All essays and term paper must start with the required cover format. A single page number starts on the first page of the paper on the right side of the upper header.