MPP1181 - Providing Christian Education for All Ages

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

The following learning objectives will be achieved by this course:

  1. Identify, understand, and implement critical elements of an educational ministry that enable a local church to lead its members to Christian maturity.
  2. Implement key principles and practices in leading an educational ministry to fulfill its purpose in a local church.
  3. 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 on Ordination USA that will be addressed in this course:

  1. CP2 Ability to oversee ministry using management skills including servant leadership, conflict resolution, administration, and team building.
  2. CP3 Ability to cultivate, cast and strategically implement vision.
  3. CP4 Ability to lead congregations in the biblical stewardship of life resources.
  4. CP9 Ability to describe and apply knowledge of human development in leading people to Christian maturity.
  5. CP8 Ability to lead in discipling and assimilating new converts into the Church.
  6. CP10 Ability to envision and implement Christian education in the local church.
  7. CP15 Ability to prepare and lead discipleship ministries that are biblically sound, age appropriate, intergenerational, and culturally sensitive.
  8. CP16 Ability to assess contemporary approaches to ministry in light of enduring theological and contextual perspectives.
  9. CP21 Ability to manage and implement biblically sound church administration utilizing appropriate techniques and skills demonstrating cultural sensitivity.
  10. CP22 Ability to assess and implement contemporary approaches to administration in light of enduring theological and contextual perspectives.
  11. CH1 Ability to apply theological and philosophical ethics to nurture faithful living in the Christian community.
  12. CH5 Ability to locate, understand, and use resources for individual and corporate spiritual formation.
  13. CX1 Ability to understand, appreciate, and work sensitively with cultures and sub-cultures.
  14. CX6 Ability to analyze and describe the ministry context in light of its local history.

Course Prerequisites

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.