A Curriculum for the School of Evangelism
Dr. Sydney Gibbons
Spirit Reign Communication
The Great Commission of Jesus is to “make disciples of all the nations” (Matt.28: 19 -- NKJV, NASB, and ASV). Jesus instructed His disciples to teach people then to baptize them. He also instructed them to continue to teach the baptized disciples -- “teaching them to observe all [obey everything -- NIV] ... I ... commanded you” (Matt.28:20 -- KJV, NKJV, NASB and ASV). A disciple of Christ follows Him in baptism but matures in discipleship after baptism. A mature Christian dispels darkness in the world by shining the light of the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ. Jesus told His disciples,
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matt 5:14-16, NIV
But how does a person become a Christian? And how can Christians become like Christ? Lites Ministry, a Curriculum for the School of Evangelism, was designed to help Christians become mature disciples. Mature Christians grow the church in baptisms and the quality of life of believers. Lites embraces a global vision that promotes extensive, continuous, sustainable church growth. Its mission is to make Christian masses lites.
Courses in the three-volumes curriculum provide answers to the above-raised questions and more. These volumes provide a philosophy and curriculum for the Lites School of Evangelism and introduce its twelve foundational courses, progressively, over its twelve chapters.
L.I.T.E.S. is also an acronym that tells what the school does.
• Leads to conversion
• Inspires to witness
• Trains to disciple
Evangelizes to grow, and
Serves to love.
Sydney Gibbons is a pastor, educator, author, administrator, husband and father of three adult children. His forty years of professional service has permitted him to reside in Bermuda, Cameroon, Togo, Jamaica, and the United States. He holds three academic degrees in theology including the Doctor of Ministry degree and courses towards the Ph. D. degree in New Testament Studies. His doctor of ministry project (1992) was the design and implementation of a course to train laypersons in the art of evangelistic preaching.
Dr. Gibbons created a Christian ministry consultancy company, currently known as Calibre Ministries (www.sydneygibbons.org). Its mission is Developing Model Citizens for universal success. Its motto is, Teaching! Training! Transcending! Transforming! Calibre products and services are primarily educational in focus. The personal mission statement of Dr. Gibbons is, Learning! Growing! Ministering for Christ! His vision is, Happy people! Working together! Living in Peace! He believes that Jesus is coming soon and dedicates his life to prepare people for that event.