September 23, 2019 - October 14, 2019
Leader: Debbie Kolacki
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
If you are a new Sunday school teacher or an experienced teacher who wants to grow, this three-week course on BeADisciple.com is for you. Sunday school superintendents and CE directors may also find the course useful for teacher training. We will be looking at teaching children from preschool through 6th grade as a calling and ministry. You will be able to access this course at your own convenience; a minimum of four to five hours per week is necessary to benefit from the course content.
Week one will cover faith development as well as children’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual age level characteristics. We’ll also explore ways of using prayer and spiritual practices with children. An overview of the Bible and Church History will be covered during week two. We will also look at the different types of curriculum available and the advantages and disadvantages of the different types.
During the third week, we will cover lesson planning and the teaching environment including physical, spiritual, and social space. Finally, we’ll look at ways to partner with our students’ families and the rest of the congregation in their faith formation.
Take this opportunity to grow as a teacher, as you meet and interact with others sharing the blessings and challenges of children’s ministry!
Debbie Kolacki is a Certified Christian Educator and Certified Lay Servant in the United Methodist Church. Her blogs include FaithGeeks and Practical Resources for Churches
. She is also an online instructor for BeADisciple.com
. Debbie is the senior consultant for PRC - Practical Resources for Churches where she works with people in all areas of ministry and leads webinars, workshops, and retreats.
This webinar is available free to members of the Southern New England conferences through a partnership with Practical Resources for Churches