Evangelism Training – Africa

“Christ For All Nations” is a powerful slogan used by several ministries that work exclusively on the African continent. While that is a great slogan we here at Evangelism Training International would rephrase that slogan as “Christ In Africa” for that is where the heart of E.T.I. lies. Elsewhere on this web site you will see it written that we have a heart for Africa but go where the Holy Spirit leads our feet. Africa has such a need for a regional evangelism seminar where we train pastors to train their ministries and congregations in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who live in and around their areas. An evangelism training conference will literally flood an area with people who have learned how to properly and effectively share the Love of God with their fellow countrymen. Church leaders, ministry staff, and even lay from South Africa to the northernmost shore of the continent of Africa are contacting us and asking us to hold an evangelism summit in their area so that others can come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. If we train a pastor and that pastor trains just two more people then you will have three people sharing the Gospel. Referring to the chart below you will see that if each person just witnesses to or trains two others then you will have 31 people doing it in no time at all. Multiply this by many pastors who attend continental evangelism sessions and you will soon see how successful this African evangelistic campaign can become. Please pray with us and ask God what country on the continent of Africa he would have us go to. Next, please pray and ask Him how He can use you in these African mission projects. Please don’t hesitate to contact any of us here at E.T.I. about setting up a training session to train your lay people and ministry personnel on sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with a dying world. We, all Christians, were charged with the responsibility of sharing God’s perfect message of Love with others and our ministry is ready and able to teach you how to effectively share the Gospel. Won’t you please pray and ask God how He can use you in our ministry? List of the sovereign states and dependent territories in Africa. Algeria (People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria), Angola (Republic of Angola), Benin (Republic of Benin), Botswana (Republic of Botswana), Burkina Faso, Burundi (Republic of Burundi), Cameroon (Republic of Cameroon), Cape Verde (Republic of Cape Verde), Central African Republic (Central African Republic), Chad (Republic of Chad), Comoros (Union of the Comoros), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Republic of the Congo (Republic of the Congo), Côte d’Ivoire (Republic of Côte d’Ivoire), Djibouti (Republic of Djibouti), Egypt (Arab Republic of Egypt), Equatorial Guinea (Republic of Equatorial Guinea), Eritrea (State of Eritrea), Ethiopia (Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia), Gabon (Gabonese Republic), Gambia (Republic of The Gambia), Ghana (Republic of Ghana), Guinea (Republic of Guinea), Guinea-Bissau (Republic of Guinea-Bissau), Kenya (Republic of Kenya), Lesotho (Kingdom of Lesotho), Liberia (Republic of Liberia), Libya (Republic of Libya), Madagascar (Republic of Madagascar), Malawi (Republic of Malawi), Mali (Republic of Mali), Mauritania (Islamic Republic of Mauritania), Mauritius (Republic of Mauritius), Morocco (Kingdom of Morocco), Mozambique (Republic of Mozambique), Namibia (Republic of Namibia), Niger (Republic of Niger), Nigeria (Federal Republic of Nigeria), Rwanda (Republic of Rwanda), São Tomé and Príncipe (Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe), Senegal (Republic of Senegal), Seychelles (Republic of Seychelles), Sierra Leone (Republic of Sierra Leone), Somalia (Somali Republic), South Africa] (Republic of South Africa), South Sudan (Republic of South Sudan), Sudan (Republic of the Sudan), Swaziland (Kingdom of Swaziland), Tanzania (United Republic of Tanzania), Togo (Togolese Republic), Tunisia (Tunisian Republic), Uganda (Republic of Uganda), Zambia (Republic of Zambia), Zimbabwe (Republic of Zimbabwe)

Evangelism Training – America

A lot of folks ask us “What about North America?” when they find out we are an international ministry. And that’s a great question to ask because we welcome questions about our training methods and the areas in which we conduct these training sessions. Evangelism Training International is true to its name in that it truly does reach into all parts of the world. America isn’t ignored, on the contrary, we conduct soul-winning schools on the city, state, regional, and national levels. Many groups extend their church hospitality to our trainers and allow us to tech their staff and congregation how they can grow in evangelism for their church. Some folks take the training to gain answers to tough questions and we all know how difficult it can be at times to share your faith in Christ with others. Personal evangelism many times grows into participation in church-wide outreach programs which is another area that Evangelism Training International has training programs for. One other question we hear is that “Since your roots are Southern Baptist so would we be willing to conduct training programs involving my church even though it isn’t Southern Baptist?” The answer to that question is a resounding YES! Our ministry is non-denominational. We aren’t at work building churches and denominations, we are at work building the Kingdom of Christ and there aren’t any denominations in Heaven. So let’s return to the earlier question, “What about North America?” Our ministry is based out of the Central Florida area where we have conducted evangelism training (soul-winning, outreach) programs through the area and into other parts of the State of Florida. But we don’t stop there! We travel anywhere and everywhere that God opens a door to throughout the United States of America. And He has opened many. Ask yourself this question, if you will: “Would my church or ministry benefit by sponsoring a training session performed by Evangelism Training International?” If so, contact us {make a live link} and we will be glad to correspond with you about setting up an evangelism training program in your church or ministry. Language barriers are broken down through the use of local translators in the case of areas of ethnic concentrations where such services are needed. This use of local translators does several things: 1) allows us to “speak” to the people in a way in which they can better understand us, 2) it trains the translators in our outreach training, and 3) it teaches us words and phrases common to other cultures that we can use again in our training sessions elsewhere in America. Please don’t hesitate to contact any of us here at E.T.I. about setting up a training session to train your lay people and ministry personnel on sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with a dying world. We, all Christians, were charged with the responsibility of sharing God’s perfect message of Love with others and our ministry is ready and able to teach you how to effectively share the Gospel. Won’t you please pray and ask God how He can use you in our ministry? Countries of North America United States of America, Canada.

Vision Statement

Our Vision For Our Ministry To The World

To turn every member of the body of Christ into ministers; training them to be effective witnesses for our Lord Jesus Christ until HIS glorious return! Our mission is clear. We will not stop until the last Christian is trained, the last lost person is saved, and/or our Reigning Lord returns! Therefore, It is our vision to train every Christian, in every culture, in every language, on every continent to be life-long witnesses for Jesus Christ, and to equip them with the tools necessary to simply and yet effectively share the Gospel of Jesus Christ using a Biblical, simple, clear, practical and proven plan. Although the task is enormous, it is not impossible, for our trust is not in man, but in GOD (Matthew 10:26; Mark 9:23; Luke 18:27; Ephesians 3:20; Psalms 118:23)!

Founder/President, Dave Hook D. Min.

The Word of God begins in the book of Genesis. EVANGELISM TRAINING INTERNATIONAL  subscribes to these eight basic doctrines. ( 04-20-2008)
  • BIBLE – We believe that the Bible is absolutely true, authored by God, Himself. It is the essential guidebook to eternal life. 2 Timothy 3:15-17
  • GOD – We believe that there is only one, all-powerful, all-loving creator God, the God of the Bible eternally existing in three persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4
  • JESUS CHRIST – We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, the only Savior, and the only Lord. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious death and glorious resurrection. John 1:1-18
  • HOLY SPIRIT – We believe that at the time of salvation, the Holy Spirit takes up residence inside every Christian and empowers believers to grow spiritually by knowing, loving, obeying, serving, and enjoying God forever. John 16: 7-15
  • SALVATION – We believe that salvation is a free gift from God and is offered to everyone. Anyone who asks forgiveness for their sins and believes in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord is rescued from the impending punishment for their rebellion against God. John 3:1-21
  • SECURITY – We believe that all believers, once saved, are kept saved by God’s power. John 10:27-30
  • CHURCH – We believe that the church is the family and spiritual body of Christ. Christians are called to unite together in love, and to work as a team in order to glorify God by inviting people everywhere to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12-28
  • END TIMES – We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ could literally return to earth at any time to establish his kingdom, to judge all unbelievers with eternal punishment in hell, and to reward all believers with an eternity in heaven. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

About Our Ministry

Q: Why does ETI exist? Answer #1: Because Jesus commanded it! In the book of Mark our Lord commanded us “Go ye into all the world…” – ETI reaches out to the North American continent and the continent of Africa where people desperately need the Word of God. Answer #2: Because America, Africa, and the world is inviting us! America becomes more and more secular every day.  A vital relationship with God and the knowledge of His Word is disappearing from the American lifestyle. Africa is struggling against the influence of extremist religions and is calling on God’s people to come and help. The world is lost and desperately seeking an answer. We have that answer – Jesus Christ! As we go, we work alongside American, African, and various other nationals so that they, in turn, teach others. Africa can be deeply impacted by teaching others how to share the Gospel of Christ with their family, friends, co-workers and even strangers on the street.
First – there is NO MEMORIZATION! ETI prepares you with a Biblical step-by-step plan involving a marked pocket soul-winners New Testament. You will learn how to effectively share the Gospel with family, friends, co-workers or those who you may encounter throughout the day, both here and abroad. This is not a lecture on evangelism, it is hands-on training! Each person receives hands-on experience, which is practical, exciting, and fun! We will answer your questions, and fears, about sharing God’s Word. You will learn how to:
  • Open a conversation.
  • Evaluate the person’s spiritual condition.
  • Present the Gospel.
  • Invite Jesus into their lives.
  • Lead in prayer.
  • Give assurance of salvation.
  • Disciple the new believer.
You will have a clear understanding and comfortable use of the tools necessary to witness for Jesus Christ! We teach at your convenience! Simply contact us (by email, mail or phone) and we will be happy to schedule your training! We are very flexible in working with local churches and organizations. We come to you – and train you! You will be provided the materials to promote the upcoming training at your church. ETI training is only four nights, and the last night of the training is the highlight! Every trainee is paired-up with a partner and uses their training to share what they have learned with an unsaved world. Without fail, trainees return from sharing the Gospel filled with “incomprehensible joy” and share testimonies of what the Lord did (Luke 10:17; Psalms 118:23; Psalms 126:5-6). Also, feel free to contact us and find out when and where the nearest training session will take place, and we will gladly accommodate you! We also offer “condensed-training sessions” for those unable to attend the full four night training, all the necessary training packed into two concentrated short evenings. Why do we do this? We take our Lord’s command seriously.  We believe every Christian has been given the divine mandate and command by Jesus Christ to “go into all the world and preach the Gospel”. Even Jesus’ purpose in coming to earth was to “seek and to save that which was lost”, therefore we can do no less. Our desire is to train Christians to become effective, consistent and powerful witnesses for Jesus Christ.How much does the ETI training cost? Simply cover our expenses (transportation, lodging, etc.). Although a love-gift offering is always helpful and appreciated!). If you come to us, however, the training is absolutely free!

What We Believe

We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired word of God the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. It is our supreme and final authority for faith and practice (II Timothy 3:15-17).We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6. 4; John 4. 24; Romans 8:14-15). We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory (Isaiah 7.14; John 1:1-16). We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, one with the Father and the Son, the indweller of every believer whereby each is scaled unto the day of redemption of the body. His presence in the Christian is the assurance of God to bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. We believe that the fullness of the Holy Spirit is manifested by the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). We believe in the existence and operating power of a real and personal evil one called Satan, or Devil, opposed to all righteousness and exalting himself against all that God is and desires (I Peter 5:8-9). We believe in a literal hell, the place of eternal punishment for those who have not trusted in the shed blood of Jesus Christ (Luke 15.19-31; Matthew 25:46; II Thessalonians. 1:9). We believe in a literal place called heaven where God’s immediate presence is manifested, where the angels are. and where the redeemed shall ultimately be, from whence Christ descended and ascended again, where He maketh intercession for the saints, and from where He shall come to judge the quick and the dead (Hebrews 12:22-23, John 3:5; II Peter 1:10-11). We believe that God created man in His own image and in a state of innocence, but that through temptation man willfully transgressed. All mankind is born dead in trespasses and sins, and under condemnation having inherited a corrupt nature (Psalm 51; Romans 5, Ephesians 2:1). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scripture, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; that He arose from the dead in His glorified body, ascended into heaven, and that as our great High Priest and Advocate, He ever lives to make intercession for us; that all who believe on His name are justified on the basis of grace through faith in Him. The believer is, therefore, eternally secure, kept by the power of God (Acts 16.30 31; Ephesians 1:2-10; Romans 5:8-10; John 3:16-18; I Peter 1:5). We believe that the regeneration is a divine and instantaneous work of the Holy Spirit whereby God Imparts life to one dead in trespasses and sin (II Corinthians 5:17-20, John 3, Galatians 2:16-20). We believe that sanctification is a divine and progressive work of the Holy Spirit whereby God, upon the ground of the finished work of Christ on the cross, His present intercessory ministry and His Divine Word, sets the believer apart and works out, in, and through him by means of a submissive will that which is well pleasing to Himself through Jesus Christ. This work culminates in the redemption of the body (Philippians 2:12-13; Ephesians 5). We believe that every child of God should demonstrate their separation unto God and from the world system. This separation involves a fruitful, spirit-filled life of obedience to the command of Scripture and the refusal to associate with or become involved in anything that would bring reproach upon the character and work of Christ and His church (II Corinthians 6:14-18, Ephesians 1; Romans 12:1-2). We believe that the Lord Jesus is coming again to rapture His saints and establish His kingdom. The rapture of His church is imminent (I Thessalonians 4:13-17; John 14:2-3).

Our Purpose

We are dedicated to efficiently train and equip believers to be effective witnesses for the LORD Jesus Christ (Proverbs 11:30). We are committed to teach a Biblical, simple, practical and proven plan to equip Christians, reach a lost and dying world, and to bring hope and life through the saving power of Jesus Christ. Our focus is building the Kingdom of God by training Christians to be effective witnesses for Jesus Christ. We are an evangelistic training school dedicated to work with churches, Sunday Schools, small groups, retreats, seminars, conferences, Christian schools and colleges, or individuals to better equip each to share the Gospel. We are committed to excellence, compassion, integrity, and accountability under our Lord’s supervision. Our goal is to clearly proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ using encouragement, a plan, and the Word of God (Hebrews 4:12). We are committed to help overcome the fears that plague so many believers, so that they may become effective witnesses for Jesus. Lastly, we are dedicated to helping mobilize and build leadership in churches, to train others to reach their communities,  and to provide growth in the church with new believers. It is our hope and prayer that you will experience the incredible joy of seeing friends, neighbors, and loved ones come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and that ETI’s training will remain a consistent part of your life until we see Him face to face!