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COURSE TEMPLATE GUIDELINES Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary E1412 Education Ministry of the Church Number of Credit Hours:

3

Grade Type: __x__ A/F

____P/F

Prerequisites: none Required for degree(s): MAEL, DEL Listed Faculty: Dr. Dodrill, Dr. Kelly, Dr. S. Melick Course Template Approval/Revision Date: 9/11

COURSE DESCRIPTION The study focuses on the principles and methods of creating and implementing an educational strategy to mature and equip believers to become disciple-makers who will effectively build bridges to the local unchurched community to share the Gospel. REQUIRED COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES 1) At the conclusion of the semester, the student will be able to demonstrate competence in practical skills for Christian Educational Ministry: a. Evangelism/Discipleship: (M17, R21, MAELDO4) • Define ‘disciple’ • Develop strategy for evangelizing the unchurched in local community recognizing the significance of cultural diversity, i.e., age, socio-economics, ethnicity, etc. • Develop strategy for assimilating and educating new members to maturity as a disciple including identifying and using ministry gifts • Develop strategy for equipping leaders b. Curriculum: (R20, MAELDO4) • Identify the educational needs to implement strategies for evangelizing and discipling and appropriately addressing cultural diversity. • Be able to access, critically assess, and facilitate the use of appropriate curriculum, literature, and Internet resources for use in the education ministries of the church. 2) At the conclusion of the semester, the student will be able to demonstrate competence in practical skills for Christian Educational Leadership: a. Team Building: (C10, C8, MAELDO5) • Evaluate one’s own leadership/relational style • Understand role as change agent • Appreciate dynamics of working relationships with staff and members

b. Administration: (M16, MAELDO5) • Collect and interpret demographic data, including cultural diversity, i.e., age, socio-economics, ethnicity, of local community and church for use in development of strategies for the educational ministry. • Design strategies for the educational ministry of a local church including purpose, objectives, goals, actions, resources, and evaluation. • Understand the legal issues for protecting minors and the church MANDATORY ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES GGBTS engages in regular assessment of its academic programs. Student participation is essential to this process through the following three activities. 1. ePortfolio Reflections - All degree-seeking students must reflect on the work completed as part of required courses by commenting upon the manner in which the course contributed to his/her growth in relation to five Essential Leadership Characteristics selected by the student and referenced in the syllabus under Course Learning Outcomes. These reflections must be recorded in the student's ePortfolio and a copy emailed to the professor no later than the last scheduled meeting of the class. 2. CoursEval Assessments – Each semester a link to a CoursEval survey for each course taken will appear in the student's MyGGBTS page. Students are required to complete this online evaluation of course/instructor no later than the last scheduled meeting of the class. A summary of results (without student ID) is released to the professor only after grades have been submitted for the course. 3. ePortfolio Artifacts – The syllabi of certain courses identify specific assignments which the student will both turn in to the professor for a grade AND attach to their ePortfolio as a "learning artifact." The institution reviews these artifacts as a way of judging the effectiveness of the Seminary's academic program. The review normally occurs after the student's graduation and without reference to student identity. Students are encouraged to remove title page or header/footer containing their name prior to attaching the artifact to their ePortfolio. Seminary Policy on Academic Credit and Workload Expectations For each hour of academic credit granted for a GGBTS face-to-face, hybrid or online course, the Seminary assigns a workload of approximately 45 clock hours of academic learning activities per academic credit hour earned. Traditional in- class format normally apportions 15 hours of in-class instruction and 30 hours of instructional exercises to be completed outside of class meetings per credit hour granted. For androgogical reasons, individual courses may adjust the ratio of assignments inside and outside class meetings.

REQUIRED COURSE COMPONENTS The student will be exposed to the following basic information: • Various models for church-wide Bible study. • Various organizational structures to administrate church-wide Bible study. • Job descriptions for church-wide Bible study. • Various instruments for evaluating spiritual gifts of individuals • Various instruments for evaluating relational styles • Various assessment tools for determining current status of church organization. • Gathering and assessing demographic data. • Working with volunteers; firing volunteers • The five essential functions of the church: discipleship, evangelism, worship, ministry, fellowship The student will develop affective growth in the following areas: • Valuing strategic planning. • Valuing purpose as essential foundation for all new programs/activities. • Commitment to the complete discipleship process from new believer to disciplemaker.

REQUIRED Artifact evaluating MAELDO4 and MAELDO5: Students will write a minimum of a 4-page paper describing the application of concepts and skills learned in this class experience in a specific ministry. It must specifically include the skills of evangelism/discipleship, curriculum, team building, and administration. Evaluation Rubric for Educational Ministry of the Church Artifact Categories

Below Expectations 60-69% Did not address

Minimal Expectations 70-79% Vague or limited or inappropriate application

Curriculum 25%

Did not address

Vague or limited or inappropriate application

Team Building 25%

Did not address

Vague or limited or inappropriate application

Administration 25%

Did not address

Vague or limited or inappropriate application

Evangelism/disci pleship 25%

Exceeds Expectation 80-89% At least 2 appropriate ideas for potential application At least 2 appropriate ideas for potential application At least 2 appropriate ideas for potential application At least 2 appropriate ideas for potential

Far exceeds Expectation 90-99% More than 2 ideas that are specific, creative, and appropriate More than 2 ideas that are specific, creative, and appropriate More than 2 ideas that are specific, creative, and appropriate More than 2 ideas that are specific, creative,

application

and appropriate

SUGGESTED OTHER ASSESSMENT MECHANISMS DELIVERY FORMAT

A variety of teaching methods and components are acceptable. A combination of all face-toface activities must equal 45 contact hours and a combination of all assignments must equal 75-90 hours of individual study and preparation. If taught as an online or hybrid delivery format, the total quantity of hours still apply. REQUIRED RESOURCES Faculty may select texts and other resources for this course which will supplement the learning of students and help them to accomplish the course objectives.

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