This course looks at the Bible as a crucial component of Christian education and examines Christian education in the life of the church, moving beyond the classroom, and exploring the ways in which scripture influences discipleship practices. You will consider current challenges in the changing landscape of our churches while reimagining how the Bible shapes education in our congregations.
The course includes lectures, readings, course postings and assignments which allow for application of the material learned in the course.
Learners are required to have the following book for this class:
- Teaching Biblical Faith by Jack Seymour
- Exploring the Bible by Eric Barretto and Michael Chen
- Fashion Me A People by Maria Harris
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
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About the Instructor
Dena Kitchens, a lifelong Methodist, has been working with children and youth for most of her life. She has a BS in Special Education and an MA in Practical Theology. Dena has nurtured children of all ages in many settings including public school, private school, children and youth ministry, and tutoring. She has contributed as a curriculum writer for Bible Lessons for Youth through the United Methodist Publishing House and Discipleship Ministries and as a children’s curriculum writer and editor through Stuff You Can Use. Currently Dena serves as the chairperson of the children and youth ministry team at her home church, Brookhaven United Methodist Church in Brookhaven, Ga., and is on the board of Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia.
Past Students Said…
“Dena was very involved in the class, which I found helpful and it added a lot to my enjoyment of the class. She gave so much feedback, and added insights from her own experience. “