Table of Contents and Introduction
Israel Galindo provides the Christian educator with the perspective and the tools to be truly effective as a small study group leader. This book will equip you to:
• create learning objectives
• understand group dynamics
• discern learning styles within the group
• develop the right questions for group interaction.
• assess your own effectiveness as a leader
Galindo discusses these and other topics in the pursuit of a learning approach that achieves the ultimate goal of Christian education: to bring faith to life. A sample topical Bible study and examples of small group study are included.
"Here is a helpful reference tool for small-group leaders...Each chapter is packed with biblically sound insights and information." Church Libraries, Spring 2007
"This book is adult Christian education at its best! A must-have study for teacher training (either in a group or individual setting), it challenges teachersand then shows them howto move out of their comfort zones of teacher-centered approaches into dialogical or learner-centered approaches." Jackie Riley, Baptists Today, April 2007
"Not only will this book help a small group leader to use effective planning processes and methods, but it will help educators, pastors, and lay leaders to re-think how they teach, how people learn, and assist them in moving beyond what Dr. Galindo calls the 'deadly null-expectancy factor.'" The Education Connection, Association of United Church Educators
Israel Galindo is dean and professor of Christian Education at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA. He has written twelve books, including The Craft of Christian Teaching (Judson Press), and The Hidden Lives of Congregations, (Alban Institute) which was selected as one of the "10 best books of 2005" by the Academy of Parish Clergy. Galindo is Executive Director of Educational Consultants (www.galindoconsultants.com). A frequent seminar and workshop presenter, he also serves on the faculty of the Leadership in Ministry Workshops, a clergy training program.
Dr. Israel Galindo, Doctorado en Educación,es decano y profesor de educación cristiana en Baptist Theological Seminary en Richmond, VA. El Dr. Galindo es autor de 12 libros, entre otros El Arte de la Enseñanza Cristiana (Judson Press), yThe Hidden Lives of Congregations, (Alban Institute). El Dr. Galindo es Director Ejecutivo de Educational Consultants (www.galindoconsultants.com). Ofrece seminarios y talleres con mucha frecuencia y también forma parte de la facultad de Liderazgo en Talleres para el Ministerio, un programa de capacitación para pastores y pastoras.