This course takes a look at the historical and theological foundations of Christian education, beginning with the Sunday School Movement, and ending with the present-day approaches to Christian Faith Formation. It will include a look at the realities of differing learning styles, developmental stages, and approaches to faith formation. The primary focus this is course will be faith formation in the church, and options will be given for age level interests (children, youth, young adult, and senior adult).
Students are required to have the following book for this class:
- Teaching the Way of Jesus: Educating Christians for Faithful Living, by Jack Seymour
- Basics of Christian Education, Karen B. Tye
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
You will need a password to enroll in this class as a proof of pre-requisites.
About the Instructor
Jonathan LeMaster-Smith lives with his wife, Shannon, in Hildebran, North Carolina (District 12 of the Hunger Games movies). He holds a PhD in Christian Education and Congregational Studies from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary with a focus on Rural Ministry and Methodist Studies. His work includes presentations on Dolly Parton, articles on ditch lilies, and musings about the genius of mayonnaise.