Fishers Of Men – An Explanation

The FISHERS OF MEN MINISTRY is a twelve-week course of specialized training in person-to-person evangelism. There are eleven 2 ½ hour classes held for eleven consecutive weeks. Nightly homework on first principles plus Bible studies with non-Christians are required for graduation. A graduation banquet is held on week twelve. Each student enrolled in the Course is asked to commit himself to faithfully attending the classes and completing all assigned homework, averaging about an hour each day. The curriculum is geared to the typical member of the church of Christ with little or no experience in teaching the gospel. The FOM Course entails daily Bible study and training in methods of reaching and teaching the lost.

SOME TOPICS COVERED IN THE FOM COURSE:

  • DISCOVERING AND DEVELOPING A PERSON’S INTEREST IN A HOME BIBLE STUDY
  • ASSESSING THE “HEART CONDITION” OF PROSPECTS
  • HOW AND WHERE TO GET DEFINITE APPOINTMENTS FOR HOME BIBLE STUDIES
  • DEALING WITH QUESTIONS AND OBJECTIONS
  • TEACHING EFFECTIVELY
  • CREATING GODLY SORROW
  • PERSUADING SCRIPTURALLY

METHOD USED:

The FOM Course is designed to significantly increase the Christian’s effectiveness in one-on-one teaching of the gospel. All of the principles and most of the procedures taught in the Course are effective with whatever scriptural teaching tool used. During the Course the SEARCH FOR TRUTH Series is used exclusively.

STUDENTS:

Any Christian male or female who is 16 or older may enroll in the Course if willing to make the necessary commitment.

COST:

Thanks to the financial support of congregations and individual members of the church of Christ throughout the U.S., our full-time instructors work free of charge.

RESULTS:

Over 18,000 baptized since 1977! Over 100 instructors have conducted over 1,000 FOM Courses in thirty-six states with over 16,000 members of the church from approximately 950 congregations. These 16,000 + Christians have conducted over 84,000 Bible studies with about 28,000 souls. Approximately 18,000 have been baptized into Christ. During this time, students of the FOM Course have been involved in establishing nearly a dozen new congregations. The FOM Course has also been conducted in Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, and St. Vincent, West Indies.

 

Fishers of Men Website at www.fishersofmen.net

 

The Fishers of Men program is an excellent in-depth B I B L E study, and I found the program a very meaningful training experience to give me tools for breaking down the barriers in CONNECTING OTHERS TO CHRIST.  I enjoyed the class setting, where all students worked together in an encouraging and transformative way.  The study program showed me how to make a Bible study a discovery study, which I find to be very beneficial to both student and teacher. – Greg, member, Fishers of Men graduate