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

Fall 2019 Semester Schedule
  • DEF Orientation: 9/5
  • Prayer for the Lost and Training: 10/3, 11/7, 12/5
  • Conversational Evangelism @ SMU: 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/31, 12/12
  • Relational Evangelism @ Roseland Homes, Dickinson’s Place: 9/19, 10/17, 10/24, 11/14
Meet in CAC207 every Thursday at 4:00 P.M. and back on campus at 6:15 P.M.
 
Special Events (Date and Time TBD)
  • Monthly Out Reach @ Clyde Warren Park
  • State Fair Evangelism @ State Fair of Texas
  • Thanksgiving @ Roseland’s Homes Community
  • Christmas Caroling @ Dickinson’s Place

DEF is Here to Serve You:

PM105 Christian Life and Witness

For PM 105 students, DEF is here to help you to fulfill your class requirements with spiritual conversations with non-believers. As you come to join our outreach, we will pair you with another person before you head out, you don’t have to do this on your own. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at defatdts@gmail.com

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 view the requirements here or contact us at defatdts@gmail.com

Contact Information

Leadership

We are here to help, equip and encourage you to share your faith, so please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have at defatdts@gmail.com.

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Robert Chisholm

President

Nguyen Nguyen

Hospitality

Anna McGowan

Social Media

Ly Nguyen

Prayer Coordinator

Li Ya

Worship Coordinator

James Alongi