Teaching the Faith

Class Dates: Sep 30, 2021 - Nov 18, 2021
Day/time: Thursdays 6-8 PM (Pacific)
Length: 8 WEEKS / 16 HOURS
Instructor: Dr. Cari Chittick

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Course Description


This foundational course will concentrate its activities and readings around mission-oriented education and equipping students for effective Bible teaching. Topics include a Lutheran perspective on education, the art of teaching, an exploration of learning styles, and evaluation and use of curricula.

8 weeks / 16 hours

Goals and Objectives

Being Objectives (Spiritual Formation): The student will

  1. recognize the Bible as the source and norm of all Christian education;
  2. be inspired and inspire creativity in missional Christian educational design and instruction;
  3. foster an attitude of life-long learning in Christian education;
  4. become a learner of “deeper” Biblical truths through applied educational techniques.

Knowing Objectives (Cognitive Formation): The student will

  1. understand the role of Christian education in God’s mission;
  2. learn the role of the teacher in the educational process;
  3. discover a personal teaching style;
  4. develop personal goals and objectives for parish education;
  5. focus on learner-centered rather than teacher-centered methods of instruction;
  6. understand learning styles and age specific characteristics.

Doing Objectives (Conative Formation): The student will

  1. utilize basic exegetical and hermeneutical principles in lesson preparation;
  2. develop missional educational objectives for lesson preparation and student evaluation;
  3. design and deliver Christ-centered, missional lesson plans and learning experiences;
  4. develop lesson plans and experience class instruction;
  5. facilitate and manage group discussion and small group dynamics;
  6. create a personal library of creative pedagogical techniques;
  7. provide missional leadership in the design and administration of a congregation’s Christian education program;
  8. evaluate commercially available materials for missional, theological, and educational content;
  9. explore the use of educational technology for the parish.

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