Christian Educators' Certification Program-Faith Formation Classes


The Educator's Certification program is designed to equip people for the educational ministry of the church.  Certification will indicate an educator has a level of proficiency through knowledge, experience and training following completion of all six sessions and two other electives offered at NEAUCE or Super Saturdays and as such should be appropriately compensated for their achievement. Certified educators will receive recognition in their local churches and throughout the Conference.  The Certification Program is coordinated by Barbara Langill, Deb Moore and other members of the MACUCC Christian Education task team.

Requirements:

 

 

  • Minimum 1 year experience in the field of Christian Education (time during participation in certification program included),
  • Completion of all  MACUCC Certification courses: Old Testament & New Testament, Worship & Sacraments, UCC History, Polity, and Identity, Basics in Christian Education & Administration, Theories of  Religious Education, Human and Faith Development, Resources, Curriculum and Safe Church Policies.
  • Plus two electives offered at Super Saturdays and/or NEAUCE.
  • Participation in a MACUCC CE Community of Practice.
  • AUCE membership.  
  • Cost is $45.00 per session or $125.00 for all three.  Register online today!
  • Download the Application for Certification   (PDF)
  • Register online today! 

   2016-2017 "Year Two" 
   Course Information by Location:

 

Centre Congregational
Lynnfield

Edwards Church
Northampton

Worship and Sacraments

Instructor: Merrill Noble

November 5, 2016

Worship and Sacraments

Instructor: Merrill Noble

December 3, 2016

Theories of Religious Education

 

Instructor: Debbie Gline Allen

February 25, 2017

Theories of Religious Education

Instructor: Debbie Gline Allen

March 25, 2017

Human and Faith Development

Instructor:  Nancy Sides

May 6, 2017*


*Rescheduled from April 1

Human and Faith Development

Instructor: Nancy Sides

April 22, 2017


 

 

Course Information by Topic:

 

Session I:

Worship & Sacraments

 

Centre Congregational-Lynnfield

November 5, 2016

Edwards Church-
Northampton

December 3, 2016

Session II:

Theories of Religious Education

An opportunity to focus on four foundational theories of religious education while creating one’s own personal theory for use in the church setting, and acquiring the tools for adapting, revising, and using these theories in local church programming, community life, and for forming the faith.

Centre Congregational-Lynnfield

February 25, 2017

Edwards Church-
Northampton

March 25, 2017

Session III:

Human and Faith Development

Human Faith Development, 0 to 18, is a seminar in the Christian Education Certification program focused on the relationship with God as God becomes known to us.  As this relationship deepens faith matures., God becomes known to us in as many ways as there are people. In this seminar there exposure to the ages and stages of faith development including the foundation, framework and theory. The session includes some experiential exercises and discussion of  influences on faith development along the journey., primarily ages birth to 18.

 

Centre Congregational-Lynnfield

May 6, 2017*

*Rescheduled from April 1

Edwards Church-
Northampton

April 22, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

                    
                                                                              

 

Congratulations to the following five 2016 recipients: From left to right: Libby Fielder, Stephanie Dozois, Karen Kilty and Jennifer Piescik. Not present: Heather Helger.

 Click here to read their bio's.Educators