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Mobilizing the Church in Times of Crisis

This course will empower your church's evangelism and discipleship growth.
Enrollment is Closed

In times of crisis Jesus is building the church.

During a time of crisis, people are looking for answers and a sense of hope. Christians have a unique opportunity to show and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. But 90% of churches are either losing members or trading members with other churches. Only 10% of churches are growing through new believers.          

Most churches have a handful of enthusiastic ones who share their faith with gusto. What would your church look like if a majority of members jofully engaged in evangelism and the discipling of new believers? We believe that God has a plan for your church to grow. And you can discover that plan.  

These principles are tested by churches of all sizes and traditions. Our experts will  unpack them in a systematic and practical way. And you will connect with others who are going through the same experience of church mobilization. Let's pivot back to practical evangelism during this unique period of crisis.

What you will learn in this course.

You will join with others, guided by an experienced mentor, to experience...  

  • The transforming fact that God loves you and stands by you in every conversation
  • The open doors for church growth through evangelism are bigger than ever    
  • The power of prayer mobilizes churches to become evangelistic during a crisis time
  • The growth that comes not through political power, but spiritual truth  


You will spend 4-6 hours per week engaging in carefully crafted and inspiring presentations by Dr. Richardson and other professors and ministry leaders. With a discussion leader, you will be discussing questions in guided forums, reflecting on relevant readings, and completing a quiz to capstone the course.

Course Staff

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    Dr. Junias Venugopal  

    Associate Dean of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership, Wheaton College

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    Dr. Rick Richardson 

    Professor of Evangelism, Wheaton College      

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    Dr. Ed Stetzer 

    Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership, Wheaton College      

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How Do I sign up for the full certificate?

This is one course from  a three-course package in Evangelism and Leadership offered by the WheatonX educational system of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. Your enrollment and successful completion of the three courses will earn a certificate from the WCBGC.  Why not sign up for all three today? Click here.

Who are these courses for?

These courses are designed for any ministry or lay leaders looking to find ways to navigate people during and after a crisis and just how more than ever, crucial it is to share the love of Christ in these times.

How long do I have access to these courses?

You will have access to your course(s) until August 11, 2020.

How do I know if I’ve successfully completed the course?

You have completed the course if you’ve viewed all of the videos, answered all of the discussion questions, and score above 80% on the capstone quiz. These will be verified to issue the certificate.

Can I get a refund?

All course sales are final and refunds are not available.

Pursue a Verified Certificate to highlight the knowledge and skills you gain ($59 USD).

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    Receive an instructor-signed certificate with the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center logo to verify your achievement.

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  • Length: 2 weeks  
  • Effort: 4-6 hours per week
  • Price: $29 for one course or $59 for all three courses
  • Subject: Church Mobilization for Evangelism 
  • Level: Introductory
  • Language: English