Educating Congregations: The Future of Christian Education

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Abingdon Press, 1994 - Religion - 160 pages
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A leading Christian educator offers a practical guide for revisioning a church's educational program. After identifying the weaknesses in current education programs, Charles Foster offers an alternative vision that is more cooperative, more attentive to the whole of the congregation's life, and that helps people critically correlate the Bible and Christian tradition to their own experience.

 

 

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Foster states that "the most serious threat to any community's future occurs when its education can no longer maintain its heritage into the present…" (p. 11). This seems to me to be exactly the case ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
2
20
Events that Form and Transform
37
Building Community
51
Making Meaning
80
Nurturing Hope
109
A Guide to Revisioning Local Church Education
136
Notes
156
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About the author (1994)

Charles R. Foster is Professor of Religion and Education, emeritus, at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He has authored The Ministry of the Volunteer Teacher and co-authored The Church in the Education of the Public, and Working With Black Youth.

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