Essentials of Christian Education
An introduction to Christian education.
About this Class
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.
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?
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the programs intended for?
The Foundations program is intended for everyone, regardless of biblical knowledge. The Academy program is intended for those who would like more advanced studies. And the Institute program is intended for those who want to study seminary-level classes.
Do I need to take the classes in a specific order?
In the Foundations and Academy programs, we recommend taking the classes in the order presented, as each subsequent class will build on material from previous classes. In the Institute program, the first 11 classes are foundational. Beginning with Psalms, the classes are on specific books of the Bible or various topics.
Do you offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program?
At this time, we offer certificates only for the classes on the Certificates page. While we do not offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program, you will be better equipped to study the Bible and apply its teachings to your life.