Sunset Institute Press
ABOUT THE BOOK:
"There are many voices expounding on the need and methodology of evangelism. Some share from years of experience, some shout from passionate pulpits, while some speak from active duty in the good fight of faith. C.L. Thomas should be prominent among these. His is a voice that needs to be heard.
Minister Thomas has the gift of evangelism. I witnessed its working as he labored with me in the Brooklyn area. The only moment he enjoyed above sitting down with a seeker or skeptic was to bring them to the water. The Kings Church in Brooklyn experienced great growth because of that gift.
Thomas is an effective strategist. Evangelism must mean more than a dynamic preacher at a Gospel Meeting or the sporadic visitor being converted. It requires the consistent efforts of the church body to accomplish ministry. This requires the right understanding of Evangelism and suggestions of productive methods. The Four Pillars of Evangelism is a strong message that conveys just that.
I believe that The Four Pillars of Evangelism will light the fire of evangelism in some hearts that have grown cold, but it will also be a guiding light for those who are passionate for the lost."
David Wilson, Senior Minister of the Kings church of Christ
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
“Thomas” C. L. Thomas currently serves as an Instructor at the Sunset International Bible Institute. His focus is in the areas of Evangelism, Christian Apologetics, Church Growth and textual studies in the two-year program. He has completed the Biblical Studies track at Sunset International Bible Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies, a Master of Science degree in Bible and Ministerial Leadership from Amridge University, and a Master of Arts degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. Thomas is currently working to complete his course work for a PhD. in Theology and Apologetics at Liberty University.
Thomas previously served as the Minister and Evangelist for the Normandie church of Christ in Los Angeles for over 5 years. Thomas served with the the Kings church of Christ with David E. Wilson in Brooklyn, NY where he worked primarily with the evangelism ministry conducting classes and training the church in how to teach others. Prior to serving in Brooklyn, Thomas also worked in Long Island, NY with Walter Maxwell at the Roosevelt-Freeport church of Christ in the area of evangelism.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Clarifying the What, Why and How of Evangelism
Section 1: Capturing the Heart of Evangelism
Section 2: Communicating the Meaning of Evangelism
What is Evangelism?
The Economy of Evangelism
Section 3: Covering the Four Pillars Of Evangelism
Overview of the Pillars
The Results Pillar
The Relationship Pillar
The Rapport Pillar
The Revelation Pillar
Section 4: Conveying Models for One on One Bible Study
How to Conduct a One on One Bible Study