The second edition of The Teaching Ministry of the Church makes a major overhaul of its predecessor, increasing the content from eighteen to twentythree chapters and contributors from six to thirteen. These writers assert the need for such an expanded update is due to our everchanging world. For example, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, proliferation of religious sects, and secularization of our culture greatly increase the importance of ensuring the church produces fully developed, biblically informed followers of Jesus. To that end, The Teaching Ministry of the Church presents a full overview of Christian education in four major sections: Theological Foundations, Biblical Foundations, Preparation for Teaching, and Structuring the Teaching Ministry of the Church. Within this framework, a step-by-step plan for establishing and maintaining an effective teaching ministry among preschoolers, children, youth, and adults takes shape.
Key chapters: “The Bible as Curriculum,” “The Church’s Role in Teaching,” “Creating an Unforgettable Learning Experience,” and “Equipping Teachers.”
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“The Compass can lead us even as we teach into the unknown. Life and Light had grown in the darkness that week, and it was Christ. The Compass is a theology of Christian education—Bible based, Christ centered, learner oriented—that led me through the early unknowns of that week, that led us all to a level above both our cultures, and that opened the door for further teaching opportunities.” (Page 14)
“The central pillar focuses on helping learners establish relationships. Churches are communities of faith in which we pray, ‘Our Father in heaven.’ Part of the process of growing spiritually is connecting with other believers in meaningful ways, and this happens best in small, interactive classes and even smaller groupings within classes. We cannot grow alone, no matter how independent or self-reliant we may choose to be.” (Page 10)
“Understanding. Understanding refers to a ‘domain’ of learning that includes five levels: comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.” (Page 235)
“The purpose of curriculum planning is not merely an administrative function but rather it reflects the church’s view of discipleship.” (Page 365)
“Third, we carefully and lovingly connect their (subjective) felt needs to their (objective) real needs” (Page 267)
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