Jewish Evangelism Training at Moody Bible Institute

In-depth classroom learning and practical training in Jewish evangelism.

The next course takes place June 20-July 2, 2016. We are now accepting applications!

Each June in Chicago, Jews for Jesus offers a unique training in Jewish evangelism techniques on campus at the Moody Bible Institute.

In the classroom: For two-weeks, instructed by missionary Dr. Andrew Barron, students have the opportunity to study a variety of topics relevant to Jewish evangelism; missions to the Jews, Jewish history, Judaism, apologetics and contextual theology. Techniques learned in the classroom are put into context through roleplaying, and then applied in the busy urban setting of downtown Chicago – where an estimated 265,000 Jewish people reside.

Out on the streets: We go out in teams to share gospel literature, Bibles and to strike up conversations with people throughout the city: in busy commuter streets, shopping and theater districts, and sports arenas. There are many, many opportunities to share your faith and put into action the Jewish evangelism techniques you are learning.

While the training is hard work and intense, it's much more than just classroom learning and street witnessing. It's also a terrific opportunity to fellowship with other believers – worshiping, studying, playing and living together – and for many the friendships and bonds formed during this training have lasted a lifetime.

Course objectives: At the end of the class, students should be proficient in sharing their testimony and the gospel with a wide range of people that one meets in a major metropolitan area. The student will be equipped to deal with a large spectrum of historical and theological objections as well as navigate the various authorities one meets in a busy urban setting. Students may be eligible to receive 3 undergraduate college credits through Moody Bible Institute Distance Learning upon successful completion of the course. In order to receive credit, students must complete the non-degree application at http://www.moody.edu/MDLnondegree/ and register for the course prior to attending class; please plan for a minimum of five business days to process applications and be registered accordingly.

Course Description: 40 hours of in-class lecture include
  • Jewish Apologetics
  • Basic Street Evangelism and Follow-up
  • Jewish Culture and History
  • How to give your testimony
  • Modern Jewish Mission History
  • Jewish History
  • Current Events
  • Leading Someone To Jesus
  • Cultural and Religious Observance
  • Israeli and the Holocaust
  • The Biblical Basis of Jewish Mission
  • Who is a Jew
  • Messianic Prophecy
  • Historical and Contemporary Judaism
  • Conversation Techniques
  • Teamwork
  • Dealing with Hostility
  • Dealing with Authorities

Costs: Participants are asked to fundraise or pay $700 for room and board plus transportation to and from Chicago during the training. If you take the course for college credit you must be registered for the course as a non-degree student (see above) and pay tuition expenses to Moody Bible Institute prior to the first day of class. Students who have successfully completed the course for credit may request an official transcript from Moody Bible Institute.

Moody Bible Institute: Since it was founded in 1886, Moody Bible Institute has been committed to helping people across the globe, cultures and generations to take the next step toward spiritual maturity. For over 125 years, many have come to Moody to be richly equipped in God's Word to impact the world for Messiah.

Andrew Barron Closeup

About the instructor, Dr. Andrew Barron

Andrew Barron is the Director of Jews for Jesus Canada. He and his wife Laura live in Toronto with their children Rafael, Ketzia and Simona. Andrew first heard the Gospel while a science student at Florida Institute of Technology. A friend shared a Gideon’s New Testament with him and challenged him to read it. Andrew used to work as a crew activity planner and orbit designer on the early Space Shuttle Missions.

Andrew has worked with Jews for Jesus since 1983. In that time, he has served in Los Angeles, Boston, and Johannesburg. He has been in Canada since 1996. He has served on short term evangelistic projects in New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Tel Aviv. Besides working as a full time missionary, Andrew teaches a class in Jewish Culture at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Andrew considers himself 100% Jewish and 100% Christian. He is a speaker, writer and martial artist. Andrew has a BS in Space Science from Florida Institute of Technology, a MA in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Wycliffe College University of Toronto.

Jews for Jesus has 21 Branches in 9 Countries. The Mission Statement of Jews for Jesus is “We exist to make the messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide.” You can find out more at www.jewsforjesus.org.

You can listen to Andrew’s testimony at http://jewsforjesus.ca/andrewbarrontestimony/

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