Evangelist Certificate Program
Following is the revised Evangelist Certificate
program, as of January 2000. Any person may earn an Evangelists Certificate
through the Office of the Presiding Evangelist. Students must complete twelve Temple School
courses, level 200 and above. Six of the courses are basic core
studies. The six additional
courses are to be selected from the list of optional courses in six different
areas from the Temple School curriculum. Students are encouraged
to complete as many of the courses as possible within a field school setting.
Courses used to complete the requirements for other certificate programs may NOT
be used in the optional category of selections. When the requirements have
been fulfilled, an application should be submitted to the Office of the
The following six courses are required for the Evangelists Certificate:
PA 222 Evangelists: Sharing a New World of Blessing
DS 365 Transforming Power of Prayer (volume 1)
TE 230 Spiritual Disciplines
TE 250 The Theological Task
DS 353 Aaronic Foundational Ministries
DS 200 Level 1 - Interpersonal Peace Making (15 hours - this is not a Temple School course.
Sandee Gamet in Peace and Justice Ministries at 1-800-825-2806 ext.
One 200 level or above optional course is to be selected from each of the following
One course from (AL) Abundant Living
One course from (PS) Peace and Justice Studies
One course from (HI) History
One course from (SS) Scriptural Study
One course from (TE) Theology and Ethics
One course from (PA) Procedures and Administration
Two optional credits may be received from DS 200 (Directed
Study) replacing two of the six above areas. Approval for Directed Study
courses is received through the Office of the Presiding Evangelist. (The DS 200
course level II Listening Ear (12 hours) is highly recommended for all evangelists.
This is not a Temple School course. Call Sandee Gamet in Peace
and Justice Ministries at 1-800-825-2806, ext. 2353, or e-mail: sgamet@CofChrist.org
for more information.
Coursework through the World Church
Conflict Resolution Specialist Office
DS 200 Level One: Interpersonal Peacemaking
As we are called to be "ensigns of peace" within
our congregations and communities, the World Church Reconciliation/Conflict
Resolution Ministries is offering training that will enhance our abilities to
create and sustain positive relationships with each other.
Because God created each of us uniquely, we have differences
that can lead to conflicts. This 15-hour training helps persons understand themselves
in the midst of the differences and discover how the strengths of differences
can help us be less conflicted and more productive. These concepts are presented
through personal assessments, activities, and discussion. The training also
addresses communication skills that are helpful in dealing with our differences.
Finally, the training gives the participants a model for decision making. Class
sessions present lots of opportunities for practicing the skills learned.
Participants leave this training with new understandings and exposure to skills
that enable them to share concerns, deepen relationships, and be examples of
DS 200 Level Two: Listening Ear
This course equips persons to be attentive listeners when one
party in a disagreement comes to them about the disagreement. Benefits accrue as
each person uses their potential for resolving their own conflicts. This
training works on skills that help the listener guide a person to recognize,
access, and structure their resources in a way that can help the person deal with
the conflict in a healthy, positive manner. Listening Ear participants learn how
to assist one party without fixing the difficulties for them and without giving
advice or counseling.
This is a 12-hour course. Anyone having completed Level 1 is
welcome to take this course. This training experience is especially helpful for
those in the priesthood office of evangelist or teacher.
Other courses available:
DS 200 Level Three
Component A Mediation Facilitation
- This training provides philosophy and skills for persons who want to be neutral third-party facilitators for two or more individuals.
30-hour course plus a practicum.
Component B: Group Facilitation
- This component deals with facilitating group discussion. Students learn how to organize and guide meetings to promote broad
participation in consensual decision-making. 16-hour course.
To schedule a training for your area, contact
Sandee Gamet, Peace Building Specialist,
Tel. 1-800-825-2806, ext. 2353, fax 1-816-521-3016, e-mail: sgamet@CofChrist.org