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    The Christian Education Department is offering the following classes:



    Teaching & Ministering To Others Series

    You may register for the series ($40) or individual classes ($15 each)
    5 weeks each


    Understanding People
    To truly understand people we must combine the rigorous formal study of developmental issues with our own observations and thorough study of Scripture. This teaching helps the Bible teacher enhance ministry skills to work with people (infancy to adulthood) more effectively.
    Dates: April 01—April 29, 2014
    Tuesdays @ 7pm-9pm

    Understanding Teaching
    A biblical understanding of teaching brings appreciation for this spiritual gift.  Approaching this task biblically involves empowerment from the Holy Spirit, insight into God’s Word, sharp communication skills, and accurate interaction with students. 
    Dates: May 01—May 22, 2014
    Thursdays @ 7pm-9pm

    Teaching Techniques
    Teaching Techniques looks at three aspects of an effective teacher:  1) The what of effective teaching will be observed by studying the life of Jesus Christ as the ultimate educator.  In reality, He is by far the greatest who of effective teaching.  2) This teaching will examine one of the most influential books for Christian Teachers, The Seven Laws of Teaching, by John Milton Gregory; and 3) The practical aspect of teaching.  There are two basic ingredients in any teaching situation:  Preparation and Presentation.  You cannot have one without the other. 
    Dates: June 01—July 06, 2014 (skipping June 15, Father’s Day)
    Sundays @ 8am -9 :30am

    Relationships Series

    You may register for the series ($60) or individual classes ($25 each)
    “Listening for Heaven’s Sake” is pre-requisite to “Speaking the Truth in Love”


    Friday/Saturday Relationship Series

    Each class is a 2-day class 
    Light lunch included

    Listening for Heaven’s Sake
    Listening for Heaven’s Sake provides a biblical approach to listening that builds trust by showing people that you care about them, desire to understand them, and respect them. 
    Dates: April 11—12, 2014
    Friday @ 7pm - 9pm & Saturday @ 9:30am – 4:30pm

    Speaking the Truth in Love*
    Speaking the Truth in Love provides essential skills (empathy, warmth, and respect) for moving beyond surface relationships to deeper insights and personal transformation. 
    Dates: April 25-26, 2014
    Friday @ 7pm - 9pm & Saturday @ 9:30am – 4:30pm

    Renewing the Mind
    Renewing the Mind provides practical steps for overcoming negative habits (behaviors) and emotions and for replacing destructive thinking with constructive thinking based on biblical truth.  
    Dates: May 9-10, 2014
    Friday @ 7pm - 9pm & Saturday @ 9:30am – 4:30pm

    Tuesday Relationship Series
    5 weeks each

    Listening for Heaven’s Sake
    Listening for Heaven’s Sake provides a biblical approach to listening that builds trust by showing people that you care about them, desire to understand them, and respect them. 
    Dates: April 29—May 27, 2014
    Tuesday @ 7pm – 9pm 

    Speaking the Truth in Love*
    Speaking the Truth in Love provides essential skills (empathy, warmth, and respect) for moving beyond surface relationships to deeper insights and personal transformation. 
    Dates: June 17—July 15, 2014
    Tuesday @ 7pm – 9pm 

    Renewing the Mind
    Renewing the Mind provides practical steps for overcoming negative habits (behaviors) and emotions and for replacing destructive thinking with constructive thinking based on biblical truth.
    Dates: July 29—August 26, 2014Tuesday @ 7pm – 9pm 

    Network

    Network guides participants on a personal journey to discover their unique spiritual gifts, areas of passion for service, and ministry style.
    Dates: April 27—May 25, 2014
    Sundays @ 12pm – 1:30pm
    5 weeks
    Cost:  $15 

    Foundational

    How to Study Your Bible
    During this teaching students will learn the inductive Bible Study method of studying the word of God.  The Bible tells us everything we need to know about life and is written so that anyone who wants to know who God is and how they are to live in a way that pleases Him can read it and find out.
    Dates: June 19—August 7, 2014
    Thursday @ 7pm —9pm
    8 weeks 
    Cost:   $10

     

    This department also develops alternative classes and aids the ministries of AFC in the development of curriculum specific to their needs, and develops Bible Literate Disciples.
    Director of Ministry
    (773) 373-8500291