Churches are known targets for child abuse offenders. This is because churches tend to be desperate for volunteer workers and often lack adequate screening and training procedures to prevent child abuse. This article provides the church ministry professional with an overview of what should be included in an awareness and prevention program for the local church.
From a historical perspective, leisure and recreation have been viewed as either an enemy or a close friend of the church. In this article the author examines how the church should view recreation as it applies to Christian Education.
Churches and Christian organizations are under attack through a sharp increase in lawsuits. Lawyers are now being taught how to sue churches, but not how to offend them. This articles discusses the inclusion of legal education in the curricula of Bible colleges, seminaries, and Christian colleges as a preventive solution to the dilemma.
This article presents the family as a social unit which forms the individual's action in society. Four programs of church ministry are briefly outlined: intervention through church action, a support network for abusive parents, helping abused children through friendship and trust, and prevention of abuse through early family education.
A historical evaluation of the development of catechisms in relation to Christian catechesis, including an evaluation of the catechetical advice of St. Augustine, the move through early and late medieval catechetics leading to the work of Luther, the development of a ministry of catechesis (and different catechetical methods), and the move from catechesis to Catholic education in the United States, and back again to a separation of the two.
Word pictures, a technique frequently used by Jesus during His ministry, can aid in the retention of material being taught by increasing the clarity and vividness of a message. In addition, they enable the hearer to actually feel and experience the event. This increased retention allows for greater opportunities for life change.
The author examines what is involved in the current movement to teach whole language again.
Many studies have focused on factors affecting the religious agreement between parents and adolescents. Surprisingly, few studies have examined the effects related to the parent-adult child relationship. The present study examines the factors related to religious agreement between parents and their adult children. One hundred forty seven respondents in the Denton, Texas areas were interviewed. The telephone survey instrument encompassed questions about family relationships including some questions regarding religious beliefs. Results confirm that good relationships among parents and grown children are highly related to the grown children's holding similar religious beliefs as their parents.
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.