“The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs” (The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 2008, ¶120.
Christian education and formation is a crucial building block for our growth as healthy, mature Christians. As a leader in the ministry of Christian education, you have a vital role to play in the faith development of other members of your congregation. Look for this and more:
- A biblical/theological basis for Christian education ministry
- Getting started and building a ministry team
- Planning and budgeting for Christian education and formation
- Developing and nurturing effective teachers
- Knowing about and selecting curriculum resources
The twenty-six Guidelines cover church leadership areas including Church Council and Small Membership Church; the administrative areas of Finance and Trustees; and ministry areas focused on nurture, outreach, and witness including Worship, Evangelism, Stewardship, and Christian Education, age-level ministries, Communications, and more.