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

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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Thinking and Teaching

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

Quick quiz: What philosopher said, “To think is easy, to act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.”?

Answer: None….

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Basic Rules for Planning Congregational Education Programs

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

March 30, 2015—Here are a few basic rules I always share with folks looking to get a handle on how to plan their church education program:

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Five Elements for Effective Instruction

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

March 16, 2015—I’ve been reviewing video presentations for a project. Primarily I screen them for delivery rather than content. It’s amazing how many basic rules of…

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Shifting Toward A Formation Approach in Christian Education

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

March 9, 2015—In 1966 Jerome Bruner, Harvard psychologist and educator, wrote:

There is a dilemma in describing a course of study. One must begin by setting…

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World’s Greatest Christian Educators: JOHN WESLEY

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

March 2, 2015—In the history of modern education, John Wesley (1703-1791) holds a special place in the history and development of the religious education of children.

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The Last Thing You Should Do Is Buy Church Curriculum

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

February 16, 2015—There is one thing you can count on in Christian education at any local church: inevitably (just as certain as death and taxes), Sunday School…

For the Bookshelf: Fostering Faith

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

December 29, 2014—It remains indisputably true that the task of making disciples remains one of the primary purposes of the Church. Arguably, it is the Church’s…

Eight Qualities of an Effective Learning Experience

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

December 22, 2014—I recently had the opportunity to attend several lifelong learning events. They were refreshing in the sense that I got to be a participant, and…

Six Educational Principles from Augustine of Hippo

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

December 8, 2014—Augustine of Hippo was one of the foremost philosophers and theologians of early Christianity. He had a profound influence on the subsequent development of Western…

Are You Enforcing Your Church’s Child Protection Policy?

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

November 24, 2014—It’s hard to imagine but there are still churches that have no child protection policies in place (I know, I ask). That’s just a tragedy waiting to…

Growth from the Outside In: Formation and Education

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

November 10, 2014—In Toward a Theory of Instruction, educational theorist Jerome Bruner insists that a theory of development must be linked both to a theory of knowledge and…

Helping Church Members Grow Spiritually

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

October 27, 2014—A student in one of my online classes asked a great question:

How do I encourage members to reflect and think theologically?… I’m having a hard time…

For the Bookshelf: Communicating Jesus’ Way

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

October 20, 2014—Communicating Jesus’ Way by Charles H. Kraft is a revision of the 1979 edition by the same title and is Kraft’s third book on communication. The…

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