EDUC 1380: Outreach Principles and Techniques in The Summit Lighthouse

Credits: 1

Number of Weeks: 8

Outreach is a fundamental component of church and organizational growth. It can take many forms—from formal presentations for hundreds of people to small informal book study groups, heart-to-heart contact with individuals one on one, or reaching out to many seekers through the use of social media and technology.

This course will give you a solid grounding in the principles and techniques of outreach within The Summit Lighthouse, covering all aspects of outreach ranging from preparation and logistics to follow-up. It will help you to define your unique target market and teach you how to speak to the “one” no matter how many people you are addressing.

Whatever type of outreach you embrace, the key element is embodying the message of personal Christhood so that you can become a magnet for spiritual seekers through the power of the Holy Spirit.

This course has an emphasis on reading, journaling and dialoging in forums. Students will also submit short papers.

Students will be assessed on the following course assignments:


% of Final Grade

Journal Exercises 20%
Forums 30%
Assignments 50%
TOTAL 100%


Hours per week: Students should plan to set aside 9−10 hours per week to complete their weekly course work. This course consists of eight units and students are expected to complete one unit per week.

Textbooks: There are no required textbooks for this course.

Required for:

  • Ministering Servant Certificate Program (Track B)

Elective for:

  • Ministering Servant Certificate Program (Track A)
  • Leadership Studies Certificate Program
  • General Studies Certificate Program
  • General Studies – Individual Course and Audit

To take this course, you must be a credit or audit student in the SU Online School of Theology and Spiritual Studies. Click here to learn more about the School of Theology. Interested in applying to the school? Visit our Application Process page to apply today!

This information is subject to change without notice.


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