Evangelism training modules we call Knox Fellowship Student Cohorts are designed by Knox as co-curriculum or voluntary student fellowships. The first Student Cohorts at Asbury Theological Seminary are under the leadership of Professor Jay W. Moon and his graduate assistants, Rev. Irene Kabete and Rev. Tim Robbins.
Purpose is to explore, discover, and develop effective approaches to evangelism in a relaxed, collaborative, and friendly environment.
Description A Knox Fellowship Student Cohort, consisting of 15 students and faculty, synthesizes essential elements of academics, Bible study, discipleship, practical application and prayer fellowship. Aspects of Service Clubs are embraced such as shared meals with time limits (Rotary) and communication workshops (Toastmaster International) in a NO PRESSURE learn-by-doing atmosphere. The central focus is how to present Jesus. Each student gains confidence in communicating the Gospel in a variety of circumstances (home, school, work, public settings) and people with different faith backgrounds (fallen away Christians, agnostics, atheists, Muslims, Hindus and those we now call “nones” as in no religious preference.
Each student gains confidence in communicating the Gospel in a variety of circumstances. Specifically, this means that through weekly observation, role-play conversation (based on advance preparation) and accompanied by peer feedback, each student will have gained in the following areas:
a. Pre-evangelism conversation skills.
b. Experience in sharing her or his personal testimony in varied time frames.
c. Experience in listening and asking listening-based questions that elicit further response.
d. Growth in the conversation and listening skills that enable one to better know and take deeper interest in the other person.
e. Learning how to use humor to enhance a conversation.
f. Learning how to present a variety of “window” sketches of varying time amounts that are sensitive to the other person in the conversation andthat provide transparency into the person who is presenting the gospel.
g. Growth in discernment regarding listener’s degrees of openness and desire to hear more of the gospel.
h. Each student has gained insights to teaching others how to communicate the Gospel – taking into account all of the above learning experiences.
Project Status Third semester of trials are complete.
Strategic Goal Plant scores of Knox Fellowship Student Cohorts across the United States. Raise up a new generation of students, better equipped Christian leader by advancing:
- Personal development and interpersonal skills
Missional leaders for a missional church
Leadership across four key behaviors
Embracing alternative perspectives
Strengthened and deepened Christology
Financial Commitment Needed
Knox Fellowship sustains the first Student Cohort at Asbury Theological. Will you help us plant another? The average cost of a Student Cohort is $2000.00 per semester