Christian Education Foundations for the Future

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1991-10-22
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers

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Whether in the home or in the church or in a Christian school, the challenge of contemporary Christian educators is to meet the academic needs of students while remaining unswerving in adherence to biblical principles.Christian Education: Foundations for the Future introduces you to the basics of a healthy Christian education program, then takes you beyond, showing you how to develop a fresh, innovative Christian education program that will revitalize your church, home, or school.

Author Biography

ROBERT E. CLARK (Omaha Baptist Bible College; Wheaton College; Omaha University; University of Denver) served for 22 years as professor of Christian education at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. He is now engaged in Christian education ministry at the local church level. He is the general editor of Childhood Education in the Church. Clark resides in Lakewood, Colorado. LIN JOHNSON is Managing Editor of The Christian Communicator, Advanced Christian Writer and Church Libraries and is the author and co-author of more than 60 books, including Christian Education: Foundations for the Future, Extracting the Precious from 2nd Corinthians, Encouraging Others, and The Book of John from The Smart Guide to the Bible Series. Lin specializes in Bible curriculum and is a Gold Medallion Book Award recipient. She also directs the Write-to-Publish Conference in the Chicago area and teaches at writers' conferences across the country and internationally. Lin resides in Elgin, Illinois. ALLYN K. SLOAT (B.A., Trinity College; M.Ed., University of Illinois) is the former Pastor of Education and Adult Ministries at Winnetka Bible Church in Winnetka, Illinois and editor of Christian Education.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Definitive Nature of Christian Education 1. What Christian Education Is - Kenneth D. Gangel2. Establishing Biblical Foundations - Edward L. Hayes3. Reviewing Historical Foundations - Wayne A. Widder4. Developing a Philosophy - James C. Wilhoit5. Trends: Waves of the Future - Wesley R. Willis Part 2: The Teaching-Learning Process in Christian Education 6. Christ the Master Teacher - Warren S. Benson7. Teaching for Learning - Lynn Gannett8. The Holy Spirit in Education - C. Fred Dickason9. The Teacher: Facilitator for Change - Dennis H. Dirks10. Biblical Feeding for Leading - Irving L. Jensen11. Planning for Teaching and Learning - Larry Richards with Lin Johnson12. Managing the Classroom Experience - Michael S. Lawson13. Teaching and Learning Strategies - Robert J. Choun, Jr.14. Instructional Media and Learning - C. Keith Mee Part 3: The Ministry Is to People 15. Infants and Preschoolers - Valerie A. Wilson16. Elementary-Age Children - Robert E. Clark17. Junior and Senior Highers - Pamela T. and Stanton D. Campbell18. Adults: An Introduction - Perry G. Downs19. Young, Middle, and Senior Adults - Brian C. Richardson, Stanley S. Olsen, and Allyn K. Sloat20. Single Adults: One Is a Whole Number - Carolyn A. Koons21. Exceptional Persons - Julie A. Hight22. Understanding Learning Styles - Marlene le Fever23.World Christian Education - James E. Plueddemann24. Ministering to Major Cultural Groups - Colleen Birchett, Marta Alvarado, and Johng Ook Lee Part 4: The Church's Strategies for Christian Education 25. The Church's Educational Ministry - Doris A. Freese with J. Omar Brubaker26. The Pastor's Educational Ministry - Donald M. Geiger27. Professional Church Leadership - Ray Syrstad28. The Board of Christian Education - Dennis E. Williams29. Evaluation and Long-Range Planning - Harold J. Westing30. Principles of Leadership Recruitment - Mark H. Senter III31. Equipping the Educational Staff - Richard Patterson32. Understanding and Using Curriculum - Lin Johnson33. Dynamics of Small Group Ministries - Julie Gorman34. Utilizing Computer Support - Lowell Brown and Wesley Haystead35. Facilities and Equipment for Education - Lowell Brown and Wesley Haystead Part 5: The Church's Allies for Christian Education 36. Biblical Perspective for the Family - James R. Slaughter37. Building Healthy Families - Wayne Rickerson38. Spiritual Formation in the Home - Craig Williford39. Public, Christian, and Home Schooling - Cliff Schimmels40. Parachurch Educational Organizations - Robert A. Barron

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