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Educational Ministry

Welcome to the ministry of Christian education and formation. We believe that this ministry is the foundation for lifelong learning and growth toward a mature and vital faith. With intentional learning and Christian formation, we become the people God calls us to be, and we develop gifts and strengths for encouraging and leading others to the same strong faith. Read More

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New & Noteworthy:

March 17, 2009

Getting Started - Christian Education

Welcome to the ministry of Christian education and formation.

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Basic Resources
January 12, 2016

Can We Talk? (January 2016 iTeach)

By Carol F. Krau

Complex issues evoke strong emotions, and we often disagree with one another about what approach we should take in addressing […]

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iTeach
December 1, 2015

Nurturing Imagination in Our Congregations (December 2015 iTeach)

By Tanya Marie Eustace

Working with children, I have learned that our imaginations help us engage with God and others, seeing the world God […]

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iTeach
November 17, 2015

Measuring Your Effectiveness

You set your goals. You identified strategies for meeting your goals. You implemented your strategies. Now what? It’s […]

Webinar
Planning
November 5, 2015

Comprehensive Plan for Teacher Development for UMC Congregations

This eight-page leaflet in pdf format is designed to provide help in developing a congregational plan for teacher development. 

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Basic Resources
November 2, 2015

Christian Faith Formation for Leadership Development (November 2015 iTeach)

By Kevin Witt

One of the key factors in vital, healthy congregations is an expanding number of lay persons prepared and engaged in […]

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iTeach
September 30, 2015

Engaging Baby Boomers in Learning (September 2015 iTeach)

By Will Randolph

These are a few of the principles that describe how Boomers learn. As teachers, our best approach for understanding how […]

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iTeach
August 26, 2015

Children, Church, Race, and Reconciliation (July 2015 iTeach)

As we help children to wrestle with good and evil in the world, there are a few misunderstandings that are […]

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iTeach
August 25, 2015

Choosing Curriculum

Diana Hynson, a veteran pastor, writer, editor, and teacher will lead webinar participants in thinking about how curriculum can be […]

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Webinars
July 14, 2015

Planning for Fall

Fall is often the time of year when congregations relaunch their ministry of teaching and learning. Some start new small […]

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Webinars
May 21, 2015

The Committee - Evangelism

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00). Join us for the fourth in a series of […]

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