The classes offered through the Christian Educators’ Certification Program are open to ANYONE — lay persons, church staff persons, and authorized ministers — who want to further their education and understanding about the Bible, theology, and Christian practices in the United Church of Christ. Everyone of any age can expand their experiences in the Christian faith!
Three of the six classes are offered this program year:
Worship and Sacraments with Rev. Mary Luti is an overview of the worship tradition of the United Church of Christ, tracing its history back to early Christian practices, in particular Baptism and Communion.
Faith and Human Development with Nancy Sides is an overview of human development based on the work of Piaget, Erikson, and Gardner; and faith development based on the work of Fowler and Westerhoff.
Theories of Religious Education with Debbie Gline Allen is a discussion of what education, religious education, and Christian education are in relation to how and what we teach in our local congregations, with a focus on four specific religious education theories and how they can help us adapt to the cultural shifts and changes that are affecting today's congregations.
Visit http://www.macucc.org/certification for dates, locations, and to register.
Why should church education leaders become certified through the Massachusetts Conference?
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