Acts of the Apostles

The purpose of this study is to give an introduction to evangelization through the narrative of the Acts of the Apostles. We have determined three areas of introduction that can be gathered from Acts: First, evangelization requires some foundational principles. Second, evangelization is strategic in nature. Finally, the Acts of the Apostles reveals practical ways to evangelize that we can put to use in our own life.

INTRODUCTION: LEADING THIS STUDY

God’s word is alive and it should be embodied in our lives. The purpose of this study is to give an introduction to evangelization through the narrative of the Acts of the Apostles.

CHAPTER 1: EVANGELIZATION IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CHURCH

The opening of the Acts of the Apostles outlines the entire book while also showing that evangelization starts within the context of the authority of the Church.

CHAPTER 2: EVANGELIZATION AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is instrumental to our evangelization.

CHAPTER 3: PRAYER AS THE HEART OF EVANGELIZATION

God is the one who converts hearts and calls others to Himself. Prayer must be the foundation for our outreach.

CHAPTER 4: PREPARING TO SHARE THE FAITH

Are we prepared to share the gospel with others? Are we thinking about which groups we can impact?

CHAPTER 5: WHAT'S GOD'S MISSION FOR YOUR LIFE?

God has a plan for our life. How are we called to serve? What is God’s plan for your life? In this chapter, we will look at the conversion of St. Paul to examine how God gave him a mission for his life.

CHAPTER 6: 'WIN, BUILD, SEND' EVANGELIZATION AND THE SPIRITUAL MULTIPLICATION DEPTH CHART

The goal of this study is to examine St. Paul’s evangelization strategy in Acts 14 and then begin to fill out a Spiritual Multiplication Depth Chart to strategize about the people God has put in our own lives.

CHAPTER 7: LEARNING TO ARTICULATE THE FAITH

St. Paul learned to speak to different crowds in different ways. We should follow his example and pay close attention to the kinds of people we are speaking to.

CHAPTER 8: HOW-TO SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY

Knowing how to tell our story helps us tell others about God’s story.

CHAPTER 9: HOW-TO GIVE A GOSPEL PRESENTATION

In this chapter, we will look at an example of a gospel presentation made by the apostles and then learn how to give one today.

CHAPTER 10: SHARING THE GOSPEL AND FEAR OF SUFFERING

God gives us suffering as an opportunity to strengthen our relationship with Him.