A Complete Christian Education Resource
"This volume will become a major resource text for church leaders, as well as Christian education leaders who are professors of Christian education"
-Lester C. Blank Jr., from the foreword
Successful Christian education ministry is built on strong foundations. Yet Christian education is often steeped in misunderstanding and misconception. Although grounded in biblical studies and theology, Christian education seeks to integrate these areas with a variety of social sciences including education, sociology, and psychology. Michael Anthony has created an outstanding guide to this integration that fills the need for an introductory textbook providing an overview and understanding of the broad range of subjects included in Christian education.
"Introducing Christian Education" begins with a discussion of the theological historical, and philosophical bases for Christian ministry. From there it examines contributions of the social sciences through the lens of biblical teaching. Another section is dedicated to the organization and administration of ministry. The final two sections apply Christian education theory to various age groups and specialized areas of the population. This book will help ministry leaders design programs that integrate the changing needs of contemporary society with the unchanging truth of God's Word. Contributors include:
Warren S. Benson
James A. Davies
Kevin E. Lawson
Robert W. PazmiNo
William "Rick" Yount Michael J. Anthony (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School) is professor of Christian education at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology. His works include the "Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education, Foundations of Ministry: An Introduction to Christian Education for a New Generation, The Effective Church Board, "and "The Short-Term Missions Boom."show more