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Powerful teachers create powerful disciples. Powerful teachers become powerful through spiritual discipline and teacher training. A trained teacher is more excited and successful in their ministry, and this teacher certification process, based on the Christian Education Teacher’s Reference Manual is designed to be a basic primer for training anyone teaching in Christian education and discipleship ministries. Numerous experts in the field of Christian education have contributed to this resource which covers such subjects as:
Finding and Teaching the Truths of the Bible
The Vision and Purpose of Christian Education
The Importance of Discipleship
Building Strong Relationships
Learning Styles and Teaching Methodologies
Lesson Planning and Implementation
Reach All Your Students
Fun family trips don’t just happen — they take planning. When the journey is planned well, the trip is enjoyable. When the journey is planned poorly, frustration and tension are inevitable.
As a teacher, your teaching experience can be a fantastic journey. You can walk into the classroom filled with confidence and design a learning experience that will be both enjoyable and enlightening for your students. The key to making this happen is proper preparation for the trip.
In Reach All Your Students, you’ll explore the purpose of teaching, discover the best way to disciple those God has entrusted to you, examine the various learning styles of people, and identify methods that will meet the learning needs of these people.
Not only will you discover ways to identify the various learning styles of your students, but you’ll also discover creative ways to minister to those individuals who learn in different ways than you. As you begin to implement the principles found in these pages, you’ll have an entire classroom excited about the spiritual journey God has in store for them.
Awakening the Sleeping Giant
The local church needs Sunday School. More than that, Sunday School needs to be recognized for what it really is—a Goliath of untapped power and opportunity. As the primary vehicle for Christian development, Sunday School is essential for a thriving, healthy church. Without it, a church may never meet its full potential.
These workshop sessions which are based on the book titled Awakening the Sleeping Giant are designed to help churches revitalize the ministry of Sunday School and to more effectively see students transformed by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. It isn’t about a fresh coat of paint; it’s about optimizing Sunday School from the ground up—from the way it’s perceived to how it’s implemented. This workshop will show teachers how to:
Develop a vigorous, relevant Sunday School
Harness its power to reach the lost
Help believers grow passionate for God
Equip Christians for ministry
Unite congregations in love, loyalty, and mission
Give Them What They Want: Turning Sunday School Into a Place Where People Want to Be
Today’s students at every age level bring high expectations to the Sunday School classroom. These workshop sessions based on the book titled Give Them What They Want will help teachers identify 8 felt needs which are common to all people to and provide practical advice on how to meet those needs through the classroom. If you want to learn how to draw students to your classroom and keep them there, this is the workshop for you.
Make a Difference! Be a Teacher
If we asked you to list those who made the greatest impact on your life, a teacher is probably near the top. In our society and in our churches, teachers hold a unique position to make a difference in the lives of their student.
In these workshop sessions based on the book titled Make a Difference! Be a Teacher will help everyone involved in the teaching ministry of a church to maximize his or her influence. Both veteran and newly recruited teachers will discover how attitudes and actions impact effectiveness, and study key components in the teaching process that help students internalize biblical information, bringing real change to their lives.
Opening the Toolbox
Sunday School is all about building the grandest edifice of them all: the Kingdom of God. There’s no denying you’ve got the best workers around, but how about the equipment—the curriculum? Do teachers have what they need? Is it going to get the job done? In these workshop sessions based on the book titled Opening the Toolbox teachers will helped to choose curriculum tools, learn their purpose, and get the most out of them. Subjects that will be explored include
Why does Sunday School need curriculum?
Why is curriculum put together the way it is?
How do the individual parts of curriculum work together?
How do you adapt curriculum to meet your Sunday School needs?
How do learning styles differ?
How can I create an effective lesson plan?
Why is Pentecostal curriculum important?
Perpetuating Truth Through Teaching
Your teachers can ensure God’s truths live on from generation to generation. In these workshop sessions based on the book titled Perpetuating Truth Through Teaching teachers will examine eight Bible figures who responded to God’s truths, glean key principles from their lives, and apply those fundamentals to teaching today. These sessions will provide an uplifting look at the importance of teaching, an exhortation of its necessity, and a witness to the unshakable vitality of the truth that God has called you to teach.
Without question, things are different in the local church today than they were a few years ago. We are in an unprecedented competition for people’s time, energy, and attention. Yet some things remain the same—like the ability of Sunday School and small group ministries to successfully attract, keep, and nurture believers.
In these workshop sessions based on the book titled Student-Focused Learning teachers will follow a typical family as they progress from being casual seekers to actively involved in Kingdom ministry. Through their story, teachers will challenge their common assumptions from a new vantage point and look at vital principles for creating an effective small group. They’ll be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate these ideas into their teaching. And their growing class will be delighted that they are giving them what they want: good relationships, biblical teaching that will affect their lives, and a place where students feel like they belong.
In this series of eight videos, recorded live during a Teacher’s Enrichment Clinic in Huntsville, Alabama, David Satterfield and Dan Stanley teach about student focused learning.