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Upcoming Workshops

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Upcoming Training Courses from BeADisciple.com:

 

How to Build and Provide Your Workshop Online -- May 12-23, 2014 -- $100

 

This is a two-week workshop designed to familiarize participants with the mission of the Institute for Discipleship and BeADisciple.com, the basics of building, planning, and teaching online courses, and the basics of the use of Blackboard software. Participants will complete a series of exercises. In the first week, you will use the software as a student in order to give you familiarity with the perspective of the "students" in online workshops. You will also begin to think about a potential workshop you might want to offer online. In the second week you will be given a workshop site of your own to administer as if you were leading a workshop. Many participants who come into the How To workshop with ideas end up developing much of their actual workshop in the second week. Once you have completed the How To workshop, you will be certified to offer your own workshop through the Institute for Discipleship and BeADisciple.com.

 

One live meeting time is set for the second Tuesday of the session at 10 am Central Time. The session is not mandatory and will be recorded for you to view if you cannot attend.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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How to Become a BeADisciple Online Small-group Facilitator -- Self-paced training -- $25

 

This is a training to certify BeADisciple Small-group Facilitators to lead small groups of participants through already developed courses. This is intended to help congregations add an "Online Educational Wing" as a Congregational Partner.

 

Small Group Facilitators will be able to take groups of 8 to 18 through a wide variety of online studies developed by the Upper Room and the Wesley Ministry Network at Wesley Seminary and other content providers. Studies are available for the Advent and Lenten season, as well as short term Bible studies and other areas of interest to growing Christians.

 

The training course is being offered in a self-paced format to meet the demands for the training. Participants will move through the training materials at their own pace with pauses to interact with Lisa, the IFD Assistant Director. The course will begin upon enrollment (evening enrollment will be processed the next working day). It will take approximately 5-6 hours to work through the materials.


Upon becoming a certified facilitator with BeADisciple the facilitator may organize and offer classes at their convenience and/or support classes scheduled at BeADisciple. While each participant will need to enroll and pay the related fee, the facilitator is not required to purchase any materials nor pay any fee for any of the online classes they lead.

 

You will receive an email containing web location and login information upon enrollment during business hours, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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How to Become a Disciple Online Facilitator -- Self-paced training -- $50

 

Do you have persons in your congregation who are missing out on DISCIPLE because of their schedules? Do you have some whose travel keeps them from committing to a weekly class meeting? Do you have some who might like to take DISCIPLE with others who have a similar life experience? How about the appeal of participating in a serious, transformational Bible experience with other Christians from around the world?

 

The Institute for Discipleship is providing an opportunity for Christian leaders to participate in DISCIPLE Bible Study -- online!

 

In this workshop, DISCIPLE Bible Study facilitators will learn how to facilitate this amazing, life-transforming 34-week walk through the Bible in an online format using one of the top educational online software packages available. Used primarily for college online course curriculum, BeADisciple.com offers this software for use for online workshops and other educational opportunities to nurture and enrich Christian leaders, lay and clergy, for effective living and ministry.

 

What better way to nurture and enrich Christian leaders, and to make disciples of Jesus Christ, than through DISCIPLE Bible Study?!

 

The training course is now being offered in a self-paced format to meet the demands for the training. Participants will move through the training materials at their own pace with pauses to interact with Lisa, the IFD Assistant Director. The cost is $50. The course will begin upon enrollment (evening enrollment will be processed the next working day). It will take approximately 10 hours to work through the materials. After training is complete, facilitators may use the Disciple Online software materials to lead a group of participants through the 34-week study.

 

Requirements: High speed internet access, a Disciple Bible Study student manual, a DBS facilitator's guide (Teachers Helps), a microphone and earphones or headset, and an adventurous spirit and desire to lead others to study the Bible in a new way!

 

To learn more about Disciple Online, please visit www.BeADisciple.com/discipleonline.

 

You will receive an email containing web location and login information upon enrollment during business hours, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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How to Become a Disciple Fast Track Facilitator Self-paced Training -- coming soon

 

This is an online training for persons who plan to facilitate a new Disciple format, Disciple Fast Track, in a face-to-face setting. Disciple Fast Track maintains the integrity and principles of the original 34-week Disciple Bible Study but has been modified to meet the needs of people who feel they cannot commit to a 34-week study. It is not a replacement for the original model; it is simply another option.

 

This training course will be offered in a self-paced format to meet the demands for the facilitator training. Participants will move through the training materials at their own pace. The course will begin upon enrollment (evening or weekend enrollment will be processed the next working day). It will take approximately 5-6 hours to work through the materials.

 

If you'd like more information about Disciple Fast Track or are interested in facilitating a beta test of the Fast Track materials in your church beginning Fall 2013, please email Susan Fuquay at disciplefasttrack@stlukesumc.com.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Courses from IFD-certified Instructors:

 

Active Learning for Today's Children -- Sept 22 to Oct 3, 2014 -- $50

 

In this interactive two week  Children's Teacher Training Workshop, you will learn practical ways to prepare for and teach today's children in this multisensory, fast paced world.  Children will be able to experience and retain the Good News and grow in their faith journey.

 

This course is for both new and experienced Sunday School and Children's Ministry teachers  who want a fresh approach and support from other teachers as we learn with each other.  We will explore: choosing and using curriculum, planning lessons, positive classroom management and nonstressful environment, faith development, how children learn and remember applying brain research, multi-sensory learning methods, the importance of  reflection time, and evaluating lessons. Through your assignments, you'll engage with the material, your instructor Pamela Deck, and fellow participants at a deeper level than lecture alone-and the time of day you learn is flexible! Time commitment is approximately one hour per day.  I look forward to journeying with you in your teaching ministry!

 

This course will gain 1 CEU upon successful completion.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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At the Well: Meeting Jesus in Prayer -- April 28 to May 5, 2014 -- $55

Has your spiritual life run dry? Are you longing for a deeper connection with God, but feel like you don't have enough time? Spending meaningful time with God doesn't necessarily mean praying hours at a time. At The Well: Meeting Jesus in Prayer is a class designed by Heather Holba to teach participants to use Scripture, prayer and reflection to find God's movement in their life. We will focus on three ancient prayer methods including: Breath Prayers, Sacred Listening and Guided Imaginative Prayer to look for God's movement in our lives. The use of these diverse prayer methods, adapted to a more modern lifestyle, can remain a regular part of your faith practice and prayer life long after the course's completion.


So come, find time in your busy schedule to fill the well of your spiritual reserves, join fellow seekers in a conversation with Christ, and learn to see God in your daily life.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Becoming an Even Better Sunday School or Small-group Teacher -- September 8-19, 2014 -- $50

 

In this interactive two week workshop, you will learn to teach more effectively so that your participants retain and apply the Good News to their lives and today's world. Whether you teach children, youth, or adults, you will discover practical information based on current scientific and educational methodology. We will explore who am I as a teacher, call and gifts, ages and stages of faith development, building caring community, hospitable space, curriculum, how the brain learns, multiple intelligence learning, and ideas for making scripture come alive. Through your assignments, you'll engage with the material, your instructor Pamela Deck, and fellow participants at a deeper level than lecture alone-and the time of day you learn is flexible. Time commitment is approximately one hour per day. I look forward to journeying with you in your teaching ministry!

 

This course will gain 1 CEU upon successful completion.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Christian Meditation Practices, Part 1 -- $40

This is a five-day workshop on Christian mediation practices offered by Rev. Beth Perry that begins with introductions, explores three different types of meditation, and ends with a day of discussion and sharing. Participants can expect to gain a brief understanding of the definition and history of Christian meditation, an experience of mind, body, and heart meditations, and an opportunity to reflect on their experiences with the leader and the full group. Participants should also expect to spend an hour a day online in reading and responding.

 

To receive a completion certificate, participants will need to post comments and respond to other participants’ comments every day during the workshop. (Materials will be posted at the beginning of the workshop and participants can work ahead or catch up if they have a scheduling conflict.) There are no outside materials needed.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Christian Meditation Practices, Part 2 -- $40

This is a five-day workshop on Christian mediation practices offered by Rev. Beth Perry that focuses on either Lectio Divina, a body meditation, or the Examen of Grace. Participants will chose one meditation and practice it daily, as well as discuss and share with all participants. Participants should also expect to spend one-two hours a day in meditation and responding.

 

To receive a completion certificate, participants will need to post comments and respond to other participants’ comments every day during the workshop. (Materials will be posted at the beginning of the workshop and participants can work ahead or catch up if they have a scheduling conflict.) There are no outside materials needed. It is recommended that participants take Christian Meditation Practices, Part 1 but it if you are familiar with meditation already, that is not required.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Creating a Digital Ministry Workshop -- May 12-18, 2014 -- $50

This is a seven-day overview of creating a digital/online ministry, such as a YouTube Bible Study, a text message prayer chain, a Google+ video discussion group, a website blog, etc.

 

Participants should come into the workshop prepared with an idea for a ministry that they would like to create. The workshop led by Beth Perry will support that process by focusing on what media will work best for your idea, how to show professional excellence, how to keep your ministry secure, and what to expect financially. There will be daily reading and discussion questions as well as recommendations for further research – plan to spend at least one hour a day in reading and discussion plus whatever research time you chose to invest in your idea. To receive a completion certificate, participants will need to post and respond to other participants daily.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Disciple Making 101 - July 14 to August 18, 2014 -- $20

 

What is the simplest system one can use to make disciples and mature them spiritually to the point where they can make their own disciples? A flood of new ideas and methods in evangelism has made us skeptical. The innovation that is needed in churches today is far more elementary yet entirely sufficient: Jesus is Lord. How can we overcome resistance to this innovation?

 

This workshop offers a specific, step by step plan of spiritual formation based on the discipleship systems of the world's largest and fastest growing churches. Participants will learn practical spiritual disciplines based on the Great Commission that operate in prevenient as well as sanctifying grace to develop Christians into better disciples and then disciple makers. By answering inductive questions about their own spiritual life experience and their local church context on the discussion board, participants will develop a detailed plan for making disciples customized for their own life and context.

 

This online workshop is based on Dr. David Kueker's 2008 Doctor of Ministry project on evangelism, church growth, and organizational change at Fuller Theological Seminary (www.disciplewalk.com).

 

This seven session course at an introductory rate is a great way to try out online learning at BeADisciple.com. Participation limited to 18. It will be offered in January and July in 2014.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Into the Desert and Out Again -- July 14-18, 2014 -- $35

 

No matter who we are or what line of work or ministry we are engaged in, we all experience desert times in life to some degree.  These are times of feeling dry, barren, unsettled or isolated. Our desert times often sneak up on us when we least expect it and may cause us to wonder how we got here, how do we get out of here and where is God in all of this. This workshop led by Brenda Korinek provides an opportunity for reflection and online conversation, through the use of Blackboard, with other participants to help us discover and define what the desert times in our life may be, the value and spiritual richness of silence and solitude, being vs. doing and how we can discover Light amid times of darkness

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Online Book Club: Richard Paul Evan's The Walk - May 5-16, 2014 -- $35

 

Have you wanted to participate in a book club, but just haven't been able to get to one? Try this online format led by Debra Dickerson.

 

Using the suggested discussion questions in the back plus the portions of the book that have spoken to us, we will join Alan Christoffersen on his journey. In addition to discussion board forums, we will also have one live course meeting during our time together. There will be two options so that participants can schedule to make one of them. This book is part of a series, so if participants enjoy the online book club format, we can continue with Miles to Go and The Road to Grace, and A Step of Faith.

 

Because of the topic of journey and Alan's story, we will delve into discussion of our own faith stories and journeys as we share Alan's story. It will be a book club discussion that will stretch and grow you.

 

NOTE: Please read Richard Paul Evans' The Walk prior to workshop. Instead of purchasing the book, you may choose to borrow the book from a friend, a library, download on a kindle, or listen in audio form. Or you may purchase it here: http://www.richardpaulevans.com/books/the-walk or anywhere you prefer.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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A Preaching Forum: Developing Sermon Ideas -- April 29 to May 28, 2014 -- $60

 

This workshop led by Alonzo Campbell will offer various ways to obtain sermon ideas creatively. Second, Live Sessions will be offered to discuss sermon ideas and development. The featured Bible Texts will be the Pentecost texts, Easter, Mother's Day, and Graduation.The class members and the instructor will offer input for your sermons pertaining to potential texts for your ideas and sermon illustrations.We will also share ways to reach the unchurched during the Season of Easter, Pentecost, Mother's Day, and Graduation.The instructor will render lectures regarding a Spotlight Scripture from the Lectionary.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Three Day Intensive Safe Sanctuary Training for Workers with Children and Youth - May 30 to June 1, 2014 - $50

 

This is a three-day workshop for those who work with children and youth (Sunday School teachers, youth group leaders, van drivers, nursery volunteers, day care staff, VBS helpers, etc.) who have not been able to attend the mandatory annual training at their local church OR those who are in small churches where it is impractical to hold a annual training session for just one or two people. Participants will learn why its necessary to have a Safe Sanctuary policy – and why its necessary to follow the policy – as well as the basics of Safe Sanctuary and your church’s specific policy and response plan.

 

Each participant will need to have a copy of your congregation’s Safe Sanctuary policy. The instructor will also need to have a copy of that at least one week prior to the start of the workshop. If your congregation does not have a policy in place, please register for the Safe Church/Sanctuary 5-day INTENSIVE workshop on writing or editing a policy.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling with God - May 12 to June 13, 2014 - $100

 

Are you searching for something deeper in your prayer life? This five week course is an opportunity to discover for yourself the redemptive freedom that comes from having totally honest conversations with God in your own words, wrestling through anger, faith doubt, and hope about every aspect of life. You will learn how to know you're hearing from God, and explore a variety of ways to pray.

 

The instructor, Joy Wilson, is the author of Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God. Assignments include reading the book, daily guided prayer, and sharing with the class your reflections and experience. Class size is small so Joy can give each student a lot of personal mentoring. Since this is much more than a book study, you will be expected to actively participate the entire five weeks. Prior to starting the workshop, participants need to order this text.

 

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Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Writing or Editing Your Safe Sanctuary Policy (5 Day Intensive Workshop) -- May 12-16, 2014 -- $50

 

This five-day online workshop is for congregations that don’t have a policy or whose policy is outdated, needs revised, doesn’t meet the needs of current ministries, etc. Participants will learn why congregations should have an up-to-date Safe Sanctuary policy, what the policy includes generally and specifically, how to get a policy written and approved, and how to implement it.

 

Because this is an INTENSIVE workshop, participants will need to be involved on the site every day to receive a completion certificate. Plan on reading two documents, posting a response to one question, and posting responses to at least two other participants every day. Plan on spending a minimum of an hour a day. You will not be expected to fully write or edit your policy during these five days but you can get feedback from the workshop leader by sending her your completed policy.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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To view upcoming courses and studies from the Upper Room, click here.

 

To view upcoming course approved for Lay Servant Ministries advanced and lay speaking certification, click here.

 

To view upcoming courses from the YouthWorker Network, click here.