Teaching the Next Generations: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching Christian Formation

Teaching the Next Generations: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching Christian Formation

by Terry Linhart (Editor)


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How Ministers Can Be Excellent and Effective Teachers

Effective teaching is important not only to the Christian faith but to the success and impact of Christian ministry. This book champions the role of teaching as a necessary skill for ministers to develop, equipping them to work effectively for the spiritual growth of young people. Terry Linhart, who has more than twenty-five years of experience training youth workers, brings together expert Christian educators representing a broad array of evangelical institutions and traditions to show how teaching connects to discipleship and the church in current contexts. Designed for the classroom, the book covers a wide range of topics and includes helpful illustrative diagrams, tables, line drawings, and charts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801097614
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Terry Linhart (PhD, Purdue University) is director of the youth ministry and adolescent studies program, professor of youth ministry, and chair of the department of religion and philosophy at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. He previously served in full-time youth ministry for fifteen years with Youth for Christ and as a youth pastor. Linhart directs the Youth Specialties Academic Support Network and is the author of six books.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Core Concepts
1. The Contribution of Teaching to Discipleship Allen Jackson
2. Developing a Theology of Education Jeff Keuss
3. A Scriptural Basis for Teaching Ron Belsterling
4. The Essence of the Life of the Teacher Bob MacRae
5. Recognizing the Importance of Educational Philosophy Mark Cannister
6. The Shape of Human Knowledge and Christian Ministry Andrew Root
Section 2: Influences That Shape Learning
7. How People Develop Their Thinking Barrett McRay
8. Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles Karen Jones
9. Faith Formation with Others Sharon Galgay Ketcham
10. Motivation and Ministry David Rahn
11. Why Culture and Diversity Matter Ginny Olson
Section 3: Curricular Implications for Teaching
12. Curriculum and Teaching Terry Linhart
13. Teaching Children Scottie May
14. Teaching Young Adults Amanda Drury
15. How Families Shape the Faith of Younger Generations Brenda A. Snailum
16. God's Equipping Pattern for Youth and Young Adult Ministry Ken Castor
17. Toward a Curriculum Theory of Educational Technology Mark Hayse
Section 4: Methods for Christian Teaching
18. Teaching the Bible So Young People Will Learn Duffy Robbins
19. The Value of Discussion Troy W. Temple
20. Teaching Large Groups Jason Lanker
21. Using Narrative to Invite Others into the Story of God James K. Hampton
22. Learning through Simulations Karen McKinney
23. Teaching to Change Lives, Outdoors Doug Gilmer
Section 5: Managing Teaching for Maximum Impact
24. The Importance of Evaluation Kerry Loescher
25. Equipping Others to Teach Robert Brandt
26. Technological Tools for Dynamic Christian Teaching Freddy Cardoza

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