But I do not consider my life worth anything to myself, so that I may finish my task and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the good news of God’s grace.

Acts 20:24 (NET Bible)

Mission

To equip students to be effective evangelists.

Vision

DEF envisions …

  • Students being bold evangelists who are equipped to lead their local churches in evangelism;
  • A campus-wide culture of passionate devotion to the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ;
  • Leading dozens of unbelievers in the city of Dallas to faith in Christ each year; and,
  • Persuading every believer we encounter to faithfully attend a local church and obediently serve the Lord Jesus with his or her life.

Values

  • Dependency on prayer & the Holy Spirit
  • Teaching & modeling of evangelism
  • Faithfulness to the Gospel
  • Cultural awareness & engagement with our neighbors
  • Self-sacrifice by regularly proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Strategy

We will …

  • Teach students a variety of culturally relevant, conversational, and relational methods in evangelism;
  • Model for students how to evangelize before inviting them to try it for themselves;
  • Openly reflect and discuss what we learned from the prior week’s outreach;
  • Provide practical tools to aid in evangelism;
  • Plan and lead weekly evangelistic outreaches to demographically diverse locations in the Dallas area;
  • Create a safe environment for students to sharpen their skills in evangelism; and,
  • Foster an attitude of prayerful dependency on the Holy Spirit for effective evangelism.

DEF Events

  • DEF Orientation: 1/17
  • Prayer for the Lost and Training
  • Conversational Evangelism @ SMU
  • Relational Evangelism @ Roseland Homes, Dickinson’s Place
  • Monthly Out Reach @ Clyde Warren Park
  • Evangelism Boot Camp with WEC
  • Washington Hall Apologetic Movie, Lunch, and Discussion

PM105 Students

For city evangelism, you have the special opportunity of signing up to partner with a Dallas Evangelism Fellowship officer. All students are welcome to participate in the city evangelism, but only PM105 students may sign up to reserve an officer as an evangelism partner. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at def@dallasseminary.edu.

Agape Project

If you need help to fulfill the requirement for the Agape project, we are here to help! DEF has partnered up with Agape project for two locations of Roseland Homes and Dickinson Place. All students are welcome, so please contact us at def@dallasseminary.edu.

Leadership

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Robert Chisholm

President

Nguyen Nguyen