Evangelism in the Early Church (CH361) addresses evangelism in the early church. It begins by examining the astounding and amazing growth of the church in its early years. The course covers the growth from the book of Acts to the conversion of the emperor Constantine. The course focuses on both the advantages and challenges encountered by the early church because of its location within the Roman Empire. It looks at the matter of persecution of the early church and addresses the misperception that it was continual and universal until the time of Constantine by examining the four principal eras and locations of persecution.
The course also addresses the evangelistic methods of the early church and lists modern church evangelistic methods that were seldom, if ever, used by the early church. It concludes with an examination of the process of conversion of pagan inquirers and their incorporation into the early church.