Principles of Environmental Analysis

Principles of environmental Analysis, Harvesttime International Institute, Vision CollegesCOURSE INTRODUCTION

This course introduces principles of environmental analysis necessary for organizing and mobilizing spiritual resources for evangelizing.

This study stresses the importance of environmental analysis in planning strategies to reach the world with the Gospel. "Environmental analysis" is defined and reviewed in the Old and New Testament records. Instructions are given for doing a personal environmental analysis and analyzing people groups, geographic areas, nations, regions of the world, and Christian organizations.

This course is second in a series of three in the "Organizing Module" of training offered by Harvestime International Network.  "Biblical Management Principles" precedes this course, and "Management By Objectives" follows it.

It is recommended that these three courses be studied in their suggested order for proper understanding of the leadership, planning, and organization necessary for effective ministry.


  • Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Define the term "environmental analysis".
  • Identify purposes for environmental analysis.
  • Identify Old Testament examples of environmental analysis.
  • Identify New Testament examples of environmental analysis.
  • Do a personal environmental analysis.
  • Analyze a geographic area.
  • Analyze a nation.
  • Analyze a region of the world.
  • Analyze an existing Christian organization.
  • Explain the "REAP" plan of Harvestime International Network. 
  • Use environmental analysis to plan strategies of evangelism.
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