Teaching for Understanding and Engagement
Event Details
Teaching for Understanding and Engagement
10/14 - 10/21/2021
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Workshop Information

What is the state of teaching in our congregations? Is it a ministry with purpose to which we call disciples or simply a burdensome obligation we are dutybound to continue? Are we teaching in ways that nurture a dynamic and relevant faith that shapes our very being and the way we live in the world, or are we still lumbering around with an educational approach that consumes energy and imagination like a 1940s model car guzzled gasoline?

Teaching in congregations--Bible studies, church school, officer training, confirmation--has seen very little change in the last seventy years. We may have added videos, games, and other bells and whistles, but the imposition of external goals, objectives and expected learning outcomes have remained the same. The result? A widening chasm between what we "learn" in communities of faith and how we live in the world.

Let's explore a new approach! Teaching for Understanding and Engagement shapes identity, nurtures meaning-making, and engenders faithful living in the world through transformative pedagogy and propositional curriculum so our lives embody our faith.

The two workshops will use Zoom technology to meet online. Each registered participant will receive the class meeting link prior to the first workshop. The sessions will meet on two consecutive Thursdays, October 14 and October 21, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. EDT. Please note that the workshop sessions will not be recorded. Participants will need an electronic device equipped with a reliable internet connection, built-in or external microphone, and a built-in or external webcam.

Once the event reaches capacity, a waiting list will be started.


Early Standard Registration (ends September 30): $45

Standard Registration (begins October 1): $60