Even though followers of Christ have the best news in the world to share with others, we often struggle with how best to say it. Perhaps we think that if we don't present it like Pastor Gregg or Rev. Billy Graham, we might as well not even try.

Odds are, God's not calling you to be a teacher or preacher like these men. Rather, He simply asks that you "always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you." (1 Peter 3:15)

Houston's First offers the following classes to equip believers to do just that.

Most of our evangelism classes are free to attend and open to members and guests from any of our campuses. Registration is required for Xee and the Share Your Faith Workshops, so be sure to sign up.

Growing Our Souls

Share Your Faith Workshop

This five-hour workshop developed by Evangelism Explosion introduces a Gospel presentation using the five fingers on your hand that's easy to learn and hard to forget. Come learn and practice this simple way to share your faith in a loving and engaging way. …

Sat, Apr 7 @ 9a–3p

Loving Muslims

This class will look at culture, worldview and how the Gospel rightly fits into this context. Also, included will be best practices and personal examples of communicating the truth of Scripture and partnering with the Holy Spirit. Organized and established opportunities to get involved with partners in the community will also be discussed. …

Wednesdays, Mar 21–Apr 25 @ 6:30–8p

Engineering Missions

Engineers, architects, drafters, managers, logistics specialists, professors, artists and other skilled professions are all needed in God’s Kingdom. Engineering Missions is a class focused on using individuals’ technical and workplace skills to serve others and make a long term difference in the developing world. Invite friends and colleagues to help develop a College of Engineering at Northrise University in Zambia. …

Wednesdays, Jan 31–Apr 25 @ 6:30–8p

Caring for Missionaries

Did you know that HFBC supports 130 missionaries across 30 different countries all over the world? We all have a crucial role to play in their efforts. Missionary families struggle the same way we do in many areas of life; only their struggles are often magnified by health and security risks, exposure to different culture and language, and isolation from their loved ones and support groups. Come find out how you can best serve and support our Houston's First missionaries.​ …

Wednesdays, Jan 31–Mar 7 @ 6:30–8p

XEE: Relational Evangelism

XEE from Evangelism Explosion equips Jesus-followers to share the Gospel effectively in everyday encounters. In this four-week course, you will learn and put into practice relevant, biblical, and relational evangelism skills for our postmodern times. …

Wednesdays, June 6–27 @ 7–8:30p

XEE: Relational Evangelism Workshop

XEE from Evangelism Explosion equips Jesus-followers to share the Gospel effectively in everyday encounters. In this five hour hands-on workshop, you will learn relevant, biblical, and relational evangelism skills for our postmodern culture. …

Sat, Apr 28 @ 9a–2p

The Ways of the Alongsider: Growing Disciples Life to Life


Despite our weaknesses, Jesus invited us to participate in the Great Commission by helping people live for Christ in the here and now. This Bible study spells out the “how” of making disciples through an alongsider approach to life. You apply the practices of an alongside, such as reading the Bible with others, asking questions, telling stories, encouraging, application and living on mission. …

Wednesdays, Jan 31–Apr 25 @ 6:30–8p

Finding your PLACE in Life & Ministry

​This four-week course will help you discover how God has uniquely designed you to be a difference maker among your family, friends, colleagues, and community. We will cover topics such as personality, spiritual gifts, abilities, passions, and life experiences. Following the course, you will be given an opportunity to meet with a PLACE Coach to help you implement what you learn.​ …

Wednesdays, June 6–27 @ 7–8:30p