Chapter 2 – The Mandate


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Identify five principles upon which the mandate for evangelism is based.
  • Identify three things necessary to fulfill the mandate of evangelism.


People get involved in evangelism for different reasons. New converts are usually evangelistic because of their excitement about their recent conversion. Some people are forced into evangelism by guilt. Others are involved because a school or training program which they are taking requires it.

The Scriptural reason for involvement in evangelism is because it is a mandate from the Lord Jesus Christ. A “mandate” is a commission or order given from one person to another. The mandate of evangelism is the subject of this lesson.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.