Posted by: sdunnpastor | November 26, 2011


The School of Evangelism is back for its fifth year with new courses, new core requirements, and some new formats.

Once again we will offer our one of our core theology courses WHAT IS THE GOSPEL. As an experiment we will be offering this one day class on a weekday and a Saturday. For several years now we have offered our classes on a Saturday to accommodate the bivocational pastors and lay persons who are part of the School. A number of our full-time pastors have indicated that Saturdays are difficult for them given the busyness of church schedules and the number of training events that are offered on Saturdays.

WHAT IS THE GOSPEL? will be taught on Friday, January 6th, 2012 and Saturday, January 7th. Both days go from 8.30 am-3.30 pm and the content is identical, so you can register for either day. The Friday class will be held near Harrisburg and the Saturday class in Cumberland County. We will publish the exact locations early next week.

Cost of the class is $25 and includes one text WHAT IS THE GOSPEL write by Dr. Steve Dunn, the course instructor. If this is your first class in the School, the Commission will waive the tuition and asks only that you pay the $5 textbook cost. There are also preparatory readings for the January class that can be accessed at our School of Evangelism blog DEEPER EVANGELISM.

You may register up until Tuesday, January 5, 2012 by going to the Commission’s web site EVANGELISM PLUS. We encourage you to pre-register and begin reading sometime in December to maximize the learning experience, however, you can take the class without doing the preparatory readings.

All School of Evangelism classes are open to pastors and lay persons from any denomination.  If you are interested in becoming a certified Evangelism Mentor for the ERC, this is one of the required courses to be completed.

Next week we will post a more detailed course description.  If there are sufficient students for both classes we will consider extending the option to other classes later in 2012.

For more details about the School of Evangelism, contact the School’s Director, Dr. Steve Dunn at 717-898-98144 or by email at

February will feature two classes:

EVANGELISM AND THE SMALL MEMBERSHIP CHURCH – Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Fairview Bethel Church of God near New Cumberland. This was our second most popular class is 2011 and is again taught by Dan Masshardt and Dave Anderson.

CHURCH PLANTING 101 – Saturday, February 25, 2012. An elective taught by Chuck Frank.  It will be held at the ERC Offices in Harrisburg.


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