The second edition of "The Teaching Ministry of the Church" makes a major overhaul of its predecessor, increasing the content from eighteen to twenty-three chapters and the contributors from six to thirteen. These writers assert the need for such an expanded update is due to our everchanging world. For example, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, proliferation of religious sects, and secularization of our culture greatly increase the importance of ensuring the church produces fully developed, biblically informed followers of Jesus.
To that end, "The Teaching Ministry of the Church" presents a full overview of Christian education in four major sections: Theological Foundations, Biblical Foundations, Preparation for Teaching, and Structuring the Teaching Ministry of the Church. Within this framework, a step-by-step plan for establishing and maintaining an effective teaching ministry among preschoolers, children, youth, and adults takes shape.
Key chapters: "The Bible as Curriculum," "The Church's Role in Teaching," "Creating an Unforgettable Learning Experience," and "Equipping Teachers."