MPP1181 - Providing Christian Education for All Ages
A survey of the theological and theoretical foundations of Christian educational ministries aimed at assisting the student to formulate a personal philosophy of Christian Education.
The following learning objectives will be achieved by this course:
- Identify, understand, and implement critical elements of an educational ministry that enable a local church to lead its members to Christian maturity.
- Implement key principles and practices in leading an educational ministry to fulfill its purpose in a local church.
- Develop an organization that will facilitate effective educational ministry in the local church and in cooperative denominational programs of education.
The following are competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook for Ministerial Development that will be addressed in this course:
- Ability to oversee ministry using management skills including servant leadership, conflict resolution, administration, and team building. (CP2)
- Ability to cultivate, cast and strategically implement vision. (CP3)
- Ability to lead congregations in the biblical stewardship of life resources. (CP4)
- Ability to reason logically for discernment, assessment, and problem solving. (CP5)
- Ability to describe and apply knowledge of human development in leading people to Christian maturity. (CP9)
- Ability to prepare and lead discipleship ministries that are biblically sound, age-appropriate, intergenerational, and culturally sensitive.(CP15)
- Ability to discern sociological dynamics, (including the power dynamics of gender, age and ethnicity) and to apply that information to specific ministry settings.(CX3)
- Ability to understand and articulate the biblical, historical, and theological bases for Christian mission.(CX7)
It is recommended that the following modules be taken before taking this module: Telling the Old Testament Story of God, Telling the New Testament Story of God, Communicating with Spoken and Written Language, and Exploring Christian Ministry.