Interview at least 3 people and ask them the survey questions.
If you are going on the street to interview people it is best to take a family member or friend with you, although you will be the one conducting the interview and talking with people.
If a person engages strongly on only one of the questions that is okay. But you will need have at least one answer from someone for each of the survey topics (God and truth).
Time for engagement is 5-15 minutes.
See if you can ask the question "Have you ever considered _________?" and fill in the blank with something you have learned so far in this course to support your view in the conversation.
Tally the results at the bottom of the page and record additional notes on the back to remember key points from your conversation so that you can write your reports.
Give them a tract if available (especially if you are doing it on the street).
You will share your results with the class on Monday, October 28 during your live webinar session.
Mall or shopping area
Community or regular college
Coffee shop or place that people casually gather
Unsaved, doubting, or culturally Christian family, friends, or neighbors (avoid asking people that you KNOW would give you the right answers).
People that you meet in your everyday life (cashier, doctor, waiter, etc.)
Assignment 5: On-the-Street Reports
This assignment was first announced in Lesson 6. The instructions are provided here as a reminder of what was given on the page for Lesson 6.
Instructions: Look over your notes from your surveys and write a response for 1-2 of the issues that were brought up. The responses only need to be 1-2 paragraphs each.
Purpose: During the surveys you will be focusing on gathering information through asking questions, and possibly making your point or exposing a flaw if occasion arises using questions. You may or may not have an opportunity to provide evidence for your view. The purpose of the report is to write a response to an objection that was brought up by the person being surveyed based on what we have covered in class.
Example: In my Tactics lecture I gave the example of the man I talked with at my church's evangelism booth. I didn't get to share any evidence with him for why I believe that God exists but that was one of the objections that he brought up. So if I were writing a paragraph for this assignment I might write something like:
"In one of my encounters I met a man who did not believe that God existed. When I asked him why he thought that God did not exist, he said that it was because "change over time (evolution) proved that God did not exist." But when I asked him how change over time showed that God does not exist, he did not answer my question but brought up other objections for why he didn't believe in God. The problem with this man's "evidence" against God's existence is that change over time does not show that God does not exist because even if things did evolve or change over time, HOW did they get here in the first place? The Cosmological argument says that everything that has a beginning had a cause, so since the universe had a beginning it must have had a cause, and God is the only being that perfectly describes what the cause of the universe must be like. If this gentlemen would have been open to hearing evidence, I would have shared the Cosmological argument with him to help him see that "change over time" is not an automatic case against God because one must FIRST deal with the question of HOW the universe got here in the first place which is a case for God."
If you would like to bounce ideas around with me about what to write for your paragraphs based on your conversations, feel free to let me know. I am glad to do so if you contact me early enough before the assignment is due.
Looking Ahead: Webinar
Our next webinar is Monday, Oct 28 (1hr). You will be sharing the results of how your surveys went.