You may now download the notes from the Evangelism Today Seminar, 8-9 April 2016 with pastors Philip Naias, Kiel Maimai, and J. Gary Ellison. Here is the table of contents:
DEFINING EVANGELISM AND THE GOSPEL
1.1. Missio dei – God is on a Mission
1.2. God’s Mission (Missio dei) is the Church’s Mission
THE GOSPEL AT WORK IN DISCIPLE-MAKING STATIONS
2.1. Types of Churches
2.2. How can the church be more faithful in evangelism?
2.3. The Role of the Church in Evangelism
2.4. Implications for Evangelism
2.5. Discipleship: The Missing Link
2.6. Process of Discipleship
2.7. The Principles of Discipleship
2.8. When You Pray, Pray For
2.9. Evangelism at the Individual Level
2.10. Three Approaches to Evangelism
METHODS AND STRATEGIES OF EVANGELISM
3.1. Being a Christ’s Witness
3.2. Relationship Evangelism
3.3. Strategized personal evangelism
3.4. Crusade Evangelism
3.5. Church planting
3.6. Front door Evangelism
3.7. Reaching special groups
3.8. Mass Media Evangelism
Small projects around the new JBI classroom building have continued. On one side of the classroom building, a new retaining wall was built to stop erosion and flooding from the hillside above. Pastor Peter Avock ‘07 JBI Grad, returned for a few weeks to build it.
The final coat of paint is now on the new classroom building. A team of young people from the country of Fiji have been on a mission trip to Vanuatu and surprised us with an offer to do some practical work. So they came for several mornings and painted for us! The stone retaining wall along the front was painstakingly built by the JBI students. And though there is some more landscaping to do, we are almost done!
We are so happy to welcome Rev. Maurice Nicholson back to JBI this year. He has come to give seminars in several provinces and to teach two intensive courses at JBI. For those who have sat in his Bible classes, they await his coming with anticipation!
We were very pleased to welcome the National WM Leader’s workshop to JBI campus (April 30 – May 3) during our term break. The ladies came in from all the provinces and were housed on campus.
Today in chapel we said good-bye to Pastor Peter and Brenda Jones from Australia. Appreciated so much their help at JBI!
It is hard to believe that the first school term of 2012 is almost over and exams are looming! It has been busy! We had a wonderful start with Pastor Randy Blankenship flying in from the US to be our Spiritual Emphasis speaker for the week. At the same time we dedicated the new classroom building and everyone was excited to move in and use the new facilities. It was eleven months of hard work but now we wonder how we ever coped without it! Final coat of exterior paint has yet to be done as the cement still needs to cure. Thank you to everyone who supported and worked to make that new building a reality on our campus! Thank you to ActioNow partners who financed the last stage of the construction and permitted us to finish on time!
Pastor Peter Jones came from Australia to teach English and Study Skills to the first year students this term. He has been a blessing in so many ways, teaching, speaking in chapel and maintenance work. He put up all the finishing touches such as the bathroom mirrors, towel racks, curtain rods and doorstops in the new building. We have so appreciated his help and willingness to serve. Look forward to him coming again with his wife Brenda!
I have been teaching my favorite subject this term, Biblical Archaeology. I have come to the conclusion that there is way too much to explore in one term so I am hoping to be able to split the course into OT Archaeology and NT Archaeology in the future. Next challenge is finding adequate textbooks in non-technical English.
Gary has been busy teaching as well as leading the school as principal. His Expository Preaching students are being stretched and will all be preaching in chapel next term. Every Thursday Gary preaches in chapel and is currently preaching through Second Peter.
We so appreciate all the messages of encouragement and support! We could not be here without your partnership! Thank you!
On Saturday, March 31, 2012, WM ladies from AG churches around the island of Efate converged on the JBI campus with an abundance of gifts. They brought bundles of garden produce, bananas, greens and avocados, plus new kitchen items like cups, dishes, and knives to replenish our bare cupboards. A time of singing and devotions concluded with a love offering for the school cafeteria. What a shower of blessing the Shefa WM women have been to us again this year! Thank you to all the generous “mamas” and may God bless you as you have blessed us!
On February 24, 2012, a small ceremony was held to mark the opening of the new JBI classroom building. The building has a teacher’s resource and conference room, two classrooms and public restrooms. JBI teachers and students gathered to witness this much anticipated event. AG Vanuatu Superintendent, Rev. Youen Atnelo, Pastor Randy Blankenship and JBI Principal, J. Gary Ellison cut the ribbon on the classroom door after a short service.
THANK YOU to Celebration Christian Center of Midland, MI for their generous offering towards the purchase of the new furniture for the building!