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The teaching church is constantly teaching and learning in all that it does, in the way it thinks, in the attitudes it evidences, in the treatment of persons, and in the values that it makes primary. This manual helps the board of Christian education:
• Define a "teaching church"• Review the goals and determine the purpose for the teaching ministry• Explore the place of learning in a teaching church• Determine how to best organize the board, identify its functions, and create job descriptions• Plan a total educational program, including a leader development plan and an evaluation process
The Teaching Church at Work is an excellent resource which provides practical help and encouragement for those persons responsible for a church's teaching ministry.
Linda Isham is an American Baptist church educator who is recognized for her contributions to ministry with children and to planning for the future of church education. She served on the national staff of American Baptist Educational Ministries for most of her career. In her retirement she serves as president of the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut and finds time to teach adult Sunday School in her local church in Suffield.
Isham was recently included in a group of 180 people named Christian Educators of the 20th Century. Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox believers were recognized as part of an ecumenical project funded by the Lily Foundation and hosted by the Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, Calif. (See www.talbot.edu/ce20/.)
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