How can I share my faith without making others uncomfortable, or coming across as offensive? 

If you are looking to gain a deeper understanding of how to share the gospel in a way that will make others actually want to continue the conversation, Conversational Evangelism is the key!

This mentor-led workshop is based on the book Conversational Evangelism, by Dr. Norman Geisler and Dr. David Geisler. 

This practical training allows you to look at evangelism as a process for sharing your hope in Christ (1 Pet. 3:15), based on the imperative in Matthew 13:23 to cultivate "good soil." You will learn how to use "lite apologetics" based on Dr. Norman Geisler's three-tiered apologetic model (which combines apologetics, philosophy, and theology), to deepen each conversation with nonbelievers.  Sharing the truth in ways that are both personally and culturally sensitive, you will be able to help them uncover the truth for themselves. 

Specifically crafted for witnessing to a post-modern generation, this mentor-led workshop offers tools for perceiving the real barriers behind nonbeliever's objections to the gospel. Coming alongside the nonbeliever in relationship instead of engaging them in an intellectual battle, your heart for the lost will grow as you learn how to care more about them than about winning the argument. You will learn how to walk with them in their spiritual journey as you build a bridge together from the point of their interest to the Cross.

Begins September 3rd.

Meetings are every Thursday at 10AM EST for 12 weeks.

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This workshop is a level 1 requirement in 
Fast Track Seminary. 


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President, Norm Geisler Institute

Dr. Thomas McCuddy

Thomas served in various roles as volunteer, church staff, and pastor for over 20 years across Tennessee and North Carolina. Thomas began learning from Dr. Norm Geisler in 2003 at Southern Evangelical Seminary. Thomas studied under Dr. Geisler for five years earning his Master's Degree in Biblical Studies, and in 2013, Thomas began pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry from SES. He again sat under Dr. Norm Geisler's teaching, and in 2015, he met Dr. David Geisler and learned Conversational Evangelism, and that was when Thomas first joined NGIM.Thomas has a heart for the local church and desires to help ministers fulfill their calling by helping equip believers for the work of the ministry. To this end, Thomas serves as Director of the Norm Geisler Institute to train, equip, mentor, and guide believers to fulfill their calling and grow in the faith.

Workshop Content

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course

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  • 3

    Chapter 1 Pre-Evangelism

    • Summary of the Section

    • David Geisler on Pre-Evangelism Notes

    • David Geisler on Pre-Evangelism

    • The Need for Pre-Evangelism Sermon

    • Maturity Model Self-Assessment

    • Maturity Model Printable Graph

    • Maturity Model Instructions

    • Quiz over Chapter 1

  • 4

    Chapter 2 Introduction to Conversational Evangelism

    • Summary of the Section

    • CE LITE

    • CD LITE

    • CE and CD LITE

    • CE Coaching Cultivating Soil Sermon

    • Cultivating Good Soil

    • CE and 12 Point Cheat Sheet

    • Quiz over Chapter 2

  • 5

    Chapter 3 The Musician

    • Summary of the Section

    • David Geisler's PowerPoints

    • David Geisler on the CE Method and the Role of the Musician

    • Quiz over Chapter 3

    • Live Video October 1, 2020

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    Chapter 4 The Artist

    • Summary of the Section

    • David Geisler's PPTs

    • David Geisler Finishing the Role of the Musician, and the Role of the Artist

    • Quiz over Chapter 4

    • Session from Logic

    • Recorded Session October 8, 2020

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    Chapter 5 The Archeologist

    • Summary of the Section

    • David Geisler's PPTs

    • David Geisler on the Role of the Archeologist

    • Practicum 1: Steven Fry

    • Practicum 2: Daytona Beach

    • Daytona Manuscript

    • Practicum 3: College Girls

    • College Girls Transcript

    • Worldview Replacement

    • Quiz over Chapter 5

    • Meeting October 22, 2020

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    Chapter 6 The Builder

    • Summary of the Section

    • David Geisler's PPT

    • David Geisler finishing the Archaeologist, and then Builder

    • David Geisler's PPTs

    • David Geisler Finishing the Five Planks

    • Updated Planks

    • PowerPoint for Chapter 6 from David Geisler

    • PDF on Practical Evangelism

    • Quiz over Chapter 6

    • Meeting Oct 29, 2020

  • 9

    Chapter 7 Answering Questions While Moving Forward

    • Summary of the Section

    • Evangelistic Apologetics

    • Quiz Over Chapter 7

  • 10

    Chapter 8 Answering Questions with People of Different Worldviews

    • Summary of the Section

    • 12-Points That Show Christianity is True - 44:40

    • Quiz over Chapter 8

    • Recorded Discussion 12/4

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    Chapter 9 Objections to Evangelism

    • Summary of the Section

    • Fresh copy of the Maturity Model and Evaluation

    • Fresh copy of the Maturity Model Worksheet

    • Quiz over Chapter 9

    • Please Provide Feedback!