The teaching church : moving Christian education to center stage / Eugene C. Roehlkepartain ; foreword by Donald L. Griggs.Material type: BookPublisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Abingdon Press, ©1993Description: 223 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0687410835; 9780687410835.Subject(s): Christian educationDDC classification: 268/.804/0973
|Item type||Current location||Collection||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode|
|Book: Standard||Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre||Main||BV1471.2 .R64 1993 (Browse shelf)||Available||19-239|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-223).
Introduction : Churches at risk? -- Moving Christian education to center stage -- In search of faith maturity -- Nurturing congregational and denominational loyalty -- Promoting faith through congregational life -- How churches shape their educational ministries -- Managing an effective Christian education program -- Leaders who make a difference -- What should we study? -- How do we study? -- Faith in action: educating for service and justice -- Nurturing faith in families -- Where have all the people gone?
Promoting Faith Through Congregational Life : A Warm climate -- A Thinking climate -- Uplifting worship -- Receiving care -- Service to others -- Evaluating your own congregation -- Effect on Christian education -- How Churches Shape Their Educational Ministeries : Children's education -- Youth education -- Curriculum -- Facilities and equipment -- Problems and frustrations -- New tastes -- Managing an Effective Christian Education Program -- Planning -- Models for Christian Education -- Parental involvement -- Coordination of study -- Evaluation -- Assessing your church -- Management as ministry.
Leaders Who Make a Difference : Effective teachers -- Christian education coordinators -- Support from the church's governing body -- Pastors as teachers -- Christian educators' influence -- Rethinking leadership -- Feuding parts -- What Should We Study? : Youth content emphases -- Adult content emphases -- Balancing educational content -- How do we study? : Merging content and process -- Youth education processes -- Adult education processes -- Shifting to effective processes.
Faith in Action : Educating for Service and Justice : Conveying information -- Promoting appropriate involvement -- Maintaining integrity with a church's identity -- Doing the word -- Nurturing Faith in Families : Missing ingredients -- Assessing the decline -- Faith conversations -- Family devotions and worship -- Family service projects -- Promoting family education -- Putting peaces together -- Where have all the people gone? : Become intentional -- Reexamine programs -- Build on interests and needs -- Publicize Christian education -- Reach adults through children -- Recognize different commitment levels -- Expect involvement -- What could happen -- Afterword : creating a new future.