Designed for new and veteran teachers, includes twelve sessions that explore a variety of topics: the call to teach, faith and human development, learning styles, choosing materials, and more.
All sessions include clearly defined goals, meditation, and Bible study to strengthen the disciple's own journey. Three learning modules with interactive exercises enhance the learning process. A Teachers' Talk video feature allows learners to hear teachers answer questions about their own experiences.
Teachers and leaders completing this course will be better equipped to fulfill their call to the educational ministry of the church.
Provides an overview of Scripture from a Reformed faith perspective. This course can be used with teachers, new members, and church officers. Participants explore how the Bible came to be and move through the key elements and stories such as creation, covenant, exile, prophecy, the gospel, early church, and letters.
The study comes alive through music, audio dramas, maps, timelines, and other interactive components. Video Talk clips, scattered throughout the course, make great discussion starters.
Completing this course allows learners to come away with a better understanding of the Bible and how to introduce its richness and power to others.
Allows students to explore the basics of the Christian faith and practice in the Reformed tradition, including the governance of five Reformed denominations.
Each session guides the learner to reflect on God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, sin, salvation, worship, the Sacraments, discipleship, mystery, doubt, hope, and more through the Reformed faith lens. All sessions include clearly defined goals, meditation and prayer, three learning modules with exercises, and suggestions for further reading.
Those who complete this course will have a foundation of what it means to be Christian and Reformed.
Helps individuals to develop a relationship with Christ by exploring what it means to be called, gifted, and sent out to serve a hungry world as a Christian disciple.
The course begins with an exploration of Jesus calling the twelve and moves through a session on the meaning of discipleship. The remaining sessions allow participants to reflect on the nature of the Christian faith, to practice spiritual disciplines in a variety of contexts, and to explore what it means to share faith with others.
Participants who complete this course will have a better understanding of discipleship within a community of disciples, the church.
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Opening Doors to Discipleship, teacher training online, is sponsored by five denominations:
There is no cost for members of the five sponsoring denominations to use this program. Your denominational log-in number is required. To enroll in these courses, CLICK HERE.
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