Make a sermon come alive by telling a story from world missions history
Global Evangelism sermon illustration assignment instructions
"One of the things that impacted me most in this course was researching a missionary
for the sermon illustration assignment." -- John Holz, youth minister
Simplified grading rubric for this assignment. It can double as your checklist
prior to submitting your story to Scribe.
The object is not to come up with a story around which a missions sermon would be
constructed This is to come up with a story or analogy from missions history which could be
used in a sermon on another topic.
Was the assignment submitted on time?
Does the submission meet the minimum length requirement?
Is it a story from the past history of global evangelism as opposed to being something
from the Bible or else a relatively current happening?
Is there enough detail that the story would "stick" in people's memory with only one
hearing of it?
Is the story told with little or no "here's the point" material?
Is the story told mostly in the student's own words with all direct quotes from other sources
in quotation marks and the source identified?
Are three subject or topics listed for sermons in which this story or illustration could be
Most stories will need to be fleshed out with a little more detail than is given in the textbook
or lecture. Is there a listing of all sources consulted?
Is the submission relatively free of grammar, spelling, punctuation and word usage
In terms of achieving assignment goals, is this work exceptional, excellent, good, acceptable,
minimal or inadequate?
Note: The course web pages on the official Nazarene Bible College site will contain
expanded written instructions for this sermon illustration assignment.
"This is a great coarse that opened my eyes to the struggles Christians face around
the globe. It gave me an understanding of the real need for missionaries around the world. It's
still hard to fathom that there are over two billion people who have not heard about Jesus.+ --
student on course evaluation