Teaching Church: Moving Christian Education to Center Stage

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Eugene Roehlkepartain explores the problems and possibilities uncovered by the Effective Christian Education study conducted by Search Institute. This volume contains worksheets and checklists to be used in evaluating a congregation's educational programs as well as charts and graphs that interpret the data effectively. A faith-maturity index is useful for diagnosing the educational competence of a congregation.

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Overview

Eugene Roehlkepartain explores the problems and possibilities uncovered by the Effective Christian Education study conducted by Search Institute. This volume contains worksheets and checklists to be used in evaluating a congregation's educational programs as well as charts and graphs that interpret the data effectively. A faith-maturity index is useful for diagnosing the educational competence of a congregation.

As it explores the problems and possibilities uncovered by the Effective Christian Education study, conducted by the Search Insitute, this book expands on the survey's findings, presenting new information and analysis, and placing the study in the context of other recent thinking about Christian education. Foreword by Donald L. Griggs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687410835
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1993
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Eugene C. Roehlkepartain is Director, Family and Congr egation Initiatives for Search Institute. He has been editor of Youth Ministry Resources for Group Books, and is also a columnist whose articles have appeared in The Christian Century and Christian Ministry.
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Table of Contents

Foreword: Christian Education at a Crossroads 9
Acknowledgments 15
Introduction: Churches at Risk? 17
1 Moving Christian Education to Center Stage 23
2 In Search of Faith Maturity 34
3 Nurturing Congregational and Denominational Loyalty 50
4 Promoting Faith Through Congregational Life 57
5 How Churches Shape Their Educational Ministries 72
6 Managing an Effective Christian Education Program 86
7 Leaders Who Make a Difference 99
8 What Should We Study? 119
9 How Do We Study? 136
10 Faith in Action: Educating for Service and Justice 156
11 Nurturing Faith in Families 167
12 Where Have All the People Gone? 180
Afterword: Creating a New Future 189
Selected Resources 196
List of Worksheets 200
List of Figures 201
Appendix 203
Notes 211
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