Robert Coleman
Author, Leader

Dr. Robert Coleman is the Distinguished Senior Professor of Discipleship and Evangelism at Gordon-Conwell seminary and a prolific author, having written hundreds of articles and 21 books, including The Master Plan of Evangelism, which has sold multiple million copies and is the book for which he is best known. He directed the School of World Mission and Evangelism at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 18 years and currently serves on the Mission America Facilitation Committee and several international mission boards and is the president of Christian Outreach. From 1989 to 2001, he led the Institute of Evangelism in the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College and served as dean of the Billy Graham International Schools of Evangelism. He is also a founding member of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism and is a past president of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education. His personal interests include spending time with his family, including his children and grandchildren, and keeping in touch with those he has discipled.

Articles + Resources


Revisiting the Master Plan 50 Years Later

In 1963 a young seminary professor wrote what would become the seminal work on Jesus' discipleship method called, The Master…


In this video workshop from Exponential East 2014 featuring discipleship leader Master Plan of Evangelism and Discipleship author Robert Coleman,…


Master Plan of Evangelism


FIVE DISCIPLESHIP SHIFTS: From Informing to Equipping

Robert Coleman brings his many years of ministry experience, as he discusses the Ephesians 4 mandate calling church leaders to…


Jesus Method of Discipleship

Robert Coleman in the author of The Master Plan of Evangelism, which has sold millions of copies around the world and…

Privilege: What It Is, Why It’s White, and Who It Affects


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