Its All About Relationship


An online “Relational Evangelism” course offered through Hope International University that equips you to be an effective disciple-maker using the proven “It’s All About Relationship” model of disciple-making

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More than 35 years ago, John Hendee developed a comprehensive model for equipping Christians in how to make new disciples by being trained how to use “A Peace Treaty With God.” He developed this while serving as Minister of Evangelism at Central Christian Church in Mesa, AZ. Since then many people who have been trained in the use of this model have used it to lead thousands of people into a covenant relationship with Jesus Christ among people of different cultures around the world.

Recently, this approach has been revised, updated, and renamed as “It’s All About Relationship” (IAAR). It is a powerful model for effective twenty-first century disciple-making. The IAAR model employs a deceptively simple-looking (but biblical!) process that has embedded within it a highly effective relational approach for creating opportunities to share the Gospel one-on-one using a comprehensive but concise and powerful tool to make new disciples.

Individuals and groups of any size may take the course through HIU’s Open Class course format for only $50 per person. This course can also be taken for credit at a cost of $300 (for Bachelors or Masters level credit). Churches wanting to transition to being a disciple-making church will find this course exactly what they need to train an army of ambassadors for Christ to be effective in sharing the Gospel.

The Scott Free Clinic, through its Partnership for Ambassador Training ministry component, offers as a companion to this course an ambassador’s coaching and support network which course participants will be invited to be part of as a way to help you be successful at applying your training once you leave the virtual classroom. We want to see you succeed in reaching the lost in your own communities for Jesus Christ!

To sign up for the course, contact Phil Towne at If you have questions about this training opportunity, contact John Hendee directly at or Dr. Scott at

Here’s what participants are saying from their experience taking the Relational Evangelism course …

How could it all be stated any more orderly than IAAR?
Man has a problem.  Jesus offers an expensive remedy.  He invites us to accept that offer. He makes his prescribed response crystal clear. Wow!  Each lesson builds on the previous one.  It is all logical, Biblical and easy to follow.  Add to this the dynamic of God’s immense love…and there it is…Good News.
Thanks for making it all so clear, John.”

“For the first time, I feel prepared to share the Gospel! ”

“I really like the IAAR approach because it is truly a relational approach that is designed to treat the other person like a person rather than a target. It’s not just the content spread across four sessions, which is very good, but it is also all of the fine details around how your engage the person, how you bring up the topic, how you invite the person, and how you always leave them an out. It’s treating the other person how you would want to be treated. In all of this, it is allowing the person to respond to the truth and the Holy Spirit. Spreading it out, gives the person time to wrestle with the truth. This is big, heavy stuff that requires time to evaluate; if you’ll forgive me for such a simplistic example… it’s much more like buying a house than a pack of gum at the checkout line.”

“We the current students need to go to our Church leaders and express to them the ease and benefits of the IAAR training and encourage them to get involved in training their/your/our congregations to be Ambassadors for Christ.”

“It is tragic for the church that the average follower of Christ in my circle of influence has been abandoned by me and other leaders of the church who have been called to equip the saints of God I will no longer remain dormant. Not only do I commit my life to this class,but I commit my life to every person around me.I will be more greatly engaged in looking for opportunities to share the gospel.  And I will be alive with intensity when it comes to encouraging others to learn how to personally share their faith with the people around them….”