Larry Richard's definition of Christian education is "the process of guiding the community of faith toward shared experience of revealed reality." This is consistently held throughout his writings. The community of faith, or the church, must be interacting with each other; that is, having shared experiences that revolve around God's Word. Some of Richards' methodology indicates that he is less adverse to formalized learning that might be expected from his writings. Further, there is a neglect on his behalf of practical ways of relying on the supernatural power of God.