Number of weeks: 2
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
Ever used a Bible study to plan one? This workshop will provide spiritual grounding, practical application, and creative problem solving to reach out to those who think Sunday school is not for them. Discern why they might be right and how you can partner with them to create a new way to learn together, to grow in faith, and to develop a stronger, more connected community. In this twelve day study you will focus on the following: awareness, call, leadership, distinctness, service, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The simple reflection activities you use each day can also be adapted for your regular face to face small group discussions since they appeal to a broad range of people and are easy to use. You will work with peers to create a Sunday school class that is tailored to your group and will receive individualized feedback advice from the course leader on how to continue to evaluate and adjust your new class in order to sustain it.
About the Instructor
Teryl Cartwright is a teacher and writer. She has an M.A. in Critical and Creative Thinking from UMass Boston and B.S. in Education from Clarion University. She worked as a freelance curriculum writer for Group Publishing for ten years and then served as Director of Adult Ministries in a thousand member church for seven years. She has taught various other online courses including “Conference Call,” a personalized “design as you go” curriculum offered by the Susquehanna Conference E& I Committee for those attending a “God’s Calling” workshop on discernment. She loves the “iron sharpening iron” opportunities to learn from her course participants.
She is a member of Spry Church (UMC) in York, PA. Her teaching is based on reflection, discussion, and activity-based learning. She feels blessed to have piloted several unique Bible studies within the local church on bioethics, humor, creativity, and service learning. Some of her hobbies include origami, game creation, pottery throwing (making bowls not breaking them), and Christian fiction writing. An advocate of lifelong learning, she thinks the best part is seeing the wonders God reveals daily!