This article summarizes the current debate regarding the future of ministerial training. Taking into account the arguments on each side of the issue, the authors also suggest a possible model for theological education.
The authors examine the church of the first and second centuries for transferable principles that might be of value for the twentieth century church.
Though Christian Education has made large advances in some areas, it does not appear to be training students who are able to think critically. The premise of this article is that the skillful use of questioning in the classroom may do much to challenge student thinking to higher levels. The authors review major research on classroom questioning, examine Christ's use of questioning for transferable concepts, explore how to relate questioning to student levels of thought, and present specific guidelines for optimum classroom results. It becomes evident that education of a religious nature offers great opportunities for fruitful thinking which is both constructive and redemptive.
This article examines the perceptions and experiences of seven women who were selected on the basis of their longevity as well as their proven success in leadership ministries.
This study consists of a review of significant findings related to reasons for adult participation in educational opportunities. Both religious and secular research on educational participation will be examined in this article.
One of the most neglected groups within both church and parachurch ministries in this century has been that of the early adolescent. For decades, it has been overshadowed and sometimes swallowed up by heavy emphasis upon high school ministries. Though the 1980s have reflected a positive tend in the progress of junior high work, Mohler and Fortosis underscore convincingly the need for a greater understanding of the unique stage of early adolescence. Also included in the article are brief profiles of the early adolescent leader, effective junior high teaching approaches, and recommendations for the future of junior high ministries.
This article assesses the state of community in the church as it relates to single young adults, discusses current research on the life issues and needs young adults face, and proposes a model of what Christian community should look like. The author seeks to integrate the developmental and statistical research, the model of church community, and personal interviews to draw together some constructive measures the church must take to better promote a sense of community for the whole church family.