Conversational Evangelism

taught by David Geisler

Course description

Witnessing used to involve laying out the truth and guiding a person to understand and accept it. But the awareness of basic Christian principles has changed and so have the needs of pre-believers. With a passion for people, authors David and Norman Geisler share an engaging, conversational approach to evangelism as they address:

  • What makes old models of witnessing ineffective in today’s culture
  • Why evangelism must start with relational pre-evangelism
  • How to ask questions, listen attentively, and understand what someone believes
  • Ways to identify the real barriers to belief in order to build a bridge to truth
  • How to keep dialogue going with different personality types

This refreshing, practical resource is ideal for churches and individuals. Readers will discover how God uses their everyday encounters for great things when they switch from trying to witness effectively to effectively being a witness through communication and compassion. Download and print each Episode curriculum.  Next download each PowerPoint and review. Also, download and print the bonus material for class distribution. 


“I believe that every church would benefit by integrating the concepts of Conversational Evangelism into its existing evangelistic programs and strategies!”
Josh McDowell, Josh McDowell Ministry

Conversational Evangelism is a winsome and effective presentation of how skeptics perceive the Gospel and how we might help them discover its truth for themselves. While recognizing the vital role of the Holy Spirit in the process, the Geislers illustrate how asking probing questions and pointing out the inconsistencies between belief and behavior till the ground and help remove long-entrenched barriers to the Gospel. I enthusiastically recommend their pre-evangelism methodology.”
Ravi Zacharias, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

David Geisler
David Geisler
President, NGIM

Dr. David Geisler is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and Southern Evangelical Seminary (Doc. of Ministries in Apologetics) and has been involved in Church and para-church Ministry for over 30 years. He is currently the co-founder and President of Norm Geisler International Ministries located in Charlotte. In 1994, he was hired by the graduate branch of Campus Crusade for Christ to help develop a national pilot program at UT Austin to reach skeptical graduate students. What he discovered is that there is a real need for Christian ministries to understand how to do process evangelism, especially with those more skeptically minded. As a result, in 2000 he started Meekness and Truth™ Ministries (now called Norm Geisler International Ministries). In 2002, in cooperation with his team he developed a new pre-evangelism paradigm called Conversational Pre-Evangelism that he has taught throughout the U.S. with College ministries, churches, seminaries, and mission organizations. In 2004, he felt called to Asia to equip Christians in the East in this new pre-evangelism paradigm. In the seven years, he was in Asia he taught in 13 countries and trained over 300 Bible and seminary students in practical apologetics, many who are now pastors and missionaries all over Asia. In 2009, he co-authored a book with his father, Christian Apologists, Norman Geisler, titled Conversational Evangelism. In July of 2011 he and his family relocated back to U.S. in Charlotte N.C. where David oversees Norm Geisler International Ministries global movement both in the East and the West. In Oct. 2014 they released their second edition of Conversational Evangelism. It has now been translated into Chinese, Korean, Bahasa Indonesian, Slovakian, and Spanish. David is also an adjunct professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte N.C.

Course Curriculum