Essentials of Christian Education - Lesson 7


CONGRUENCE: WHOM do we teach?

Gary Parrett
Essentials of Christian Education
Lesson 7
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Seven Questions

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IV. WHOM do we teach? - CONGRUENCE



A. Teaching that will fit the learner.

B. Teaching that is culturally sensitive.

1. Aim is to be like Paul

a. Culturally sensitive without compromising

b. Becoming all things to all people

c. Lead from Jesus himself, God became flesh, Philippians 2

2. In any culture we engage, we can:

a. Celebrate – Genesis 1, Reflections of the image of God

b. Connect

c. Challenge

d. Condemn – Genesis 3, Reflections of the fallen image of Adam and Eve

3. Study the culture by studying the people.

All Lessons
Class Resources
  • Renewed Direction for Christian Education

  • Misconceptions of Christian Education

  • Overview of the Seven Questions

  • CONCEPT: WHY engage in CE?

  • CONTENT: WHAT must we teach?

  • CONTINUITY: WHEN do we teach what?

  • CONGRUENCE: WHOM do we teach?

  • CONFLUENCE: HOW do we teach? & CONTEXTS: WHERE do we teach?

  • CONTACT: WHO does the work of CE?

How do you communicate the gospel within the setting of a church? Who are you teaching? What are you teaching? Why? These questions and more are answered in a way that will help you train up people in your local congregation, and especially train up the next generation.

These lectures are a summary of the full course, Educational Ministry of the Church. It is an introductory level course to the ministry of education within the church. These lectures were recorded by Biblical Training during the summer of 2003.