For the Bookshelf: Urban Disciples

For the Bookshelf: Urban Disciples

December 7, 2015—Jenell Paris and Margot Eyring have prepared a most useful tool for those involved in missional efforts, whether leader or participant. Urban Disciples: A Beginner’s Guide to Serving God in the Inner City (Valley Forge, PA: Judson…

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The Benefits of Planning for Teaching

November 9, 2015—One of the most frustrating things for congregational educators is the little spoken dirty little secret about their teachers and planning. That secret being that most volunteer church educators, Sunday school teachers and Bible study leaders, tend to…

Education by Israel Galindo

Helping Learners Grow As Learners

August 24, 2015—While learning itself is a natural innate human ability, becoming a good learner is not. In whatever context of learning, whether in a graduate studies classroom, university, or a Sunday school class, effective teachers understand that part of…

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Creating a Killer Course

August 17, 2015—For some years I worked with a group of teachers who were motivated, and committed, to improving their courses and their classroom teaching performance. These teachers had been in a teacher in-service seminar I gave some years previously…

The One Year Seminary

August, 10, 2015—Every once is a while (like last month, in fact) I get a call from a church leader wanting ideas about creating a mini-seminary in their congregations. While that idea is driven by a sincere desire to make…

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Education, Formation, or Teaching?

July 27, 2015—I find that clergy and educational staff continue to struggle to define the nature and scope (as well as the methods and techniques) of what constitutes Christian education. In some instances people choose one camp over the other,…

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11 Suggestions on Being a Good Host for Guest Presenters

July 20, 2015—I give many presentations at various places. I always appreciate the invitation to give a presentation about things of mutual interest, but I sometimes am frustrated on those occasions when I find myself having to think about my…

Are You a Positive Listener?

July 13, 2015—Research tells us that between 75% to 80% of the communication flow in most classrooms is from the teacher to the students. While sharing information and directing instruction is a necessary part of the classroom learning experience, so…

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Dimensions of Personal Care for Christian Educators

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

June 29, 2015—The ministry and work of the professional church educator is challenging and demanding. The fact is that the more you stay in the field…

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Resource Round Up

By Sarah Erickson, Director for Lifelong Learning.

June 18, 2015—Most church leaders are generalists. We may be better at, or enjoy, some aspects of our work more than others, of course. But we are called to mix it up…

Children Lie. Get Over It.

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

May 11, 2015—One of the most chilling areas of psychology, for me is clinical child psychology. I’m not sure why, exactly. Perhaps it’s a result of…

Releasing the Laity

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

One of the courses I taught at seminary went by the clumsy title of “Developing Lay Leadership in the Congregation.” I always thought it one of…

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For the Bookshelf: The Craftsman

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

April 27, 2015—Every so often I am reminded that I live in a different world than that of my father—and am amazed at the accelerated pace…

Does Your Church Need a Children’s Ministry Missions Statement?

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

April 20, 2015—I have been surveying children’s ministry missions statements in preparation for some new courses (the majority of congregations surveyed don’t have one). I have been…

What Church Educators Can Learn from Infomercials

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

April 13, 2015—I’m a fan of late night infomercials. Given I am a bit of an insomniac that shouldn’t be a surprise. I got hooked when…

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