Christian Education Guidelines Resources


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Christian education and formation is a crucial building block for our growth as healthy, mature Christians. There are a number of different small group settings in which Christian formation occurs. Through Christian education, we invite people and communities of faith to be transformed as they are inspired and challenged. As a leader in the ministry of Christian education, you have a vital role to play in the faith development of other members of your congregation. This Guideline is designed to help equip you in leading this ministry group in your congregation. These additional resources are referenced in the booklet. 

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Assess Your Congregation’s Policies »

Assess Your Facilities and Equipment »

Assess Ministry Effectiveness »

Budgeting for Christian Education »

Choosing Curriculum Resources »

A Comprehensive Plan for Teacher Development »

Creating Job Descriptions »

Development Through the Life Span »

Evaluating Your Ministry »

Forming an Effective Christian Education Team »

Getting the Word Out »

Meetings that Nurture Christian Education »

Planning for Christian Education »

Recruiting Teachers »

What Every Teacher Needs to Know

About Faith Language »

About Theology »

About the Bible »

About Curriculum »

About The United Methodist Church »

About Classroom Environment »

About People »

About Teaching »

About Living the Faith »

Effective Teaching for Transformation: Workshops for Teachers

[Guidelines, page 27]
A series of six ready-to-go 3-hour workshops, plus a demonstration workshop that blends elements of all six to give a preview of the series.

Local Church Discipler/Educator

[Guidelines, page 27]
Self-guided study resource: a series of six modules that are self-guided outlines for professional development for staff who are hired locally or from within their church to serve their church in some area related to Christian education, formation, and discipleship.