Curriculum from 02-25-2016 at 04.26 A.M. CETI have been thinking and praying about our training for quit a long time. Is what we do really fulfilling our purpose?
We have every year a couple of alumni who are not going into ministry and others who are struggling.
Through a book I came up with some questions we would like to work through. Would you like to accompany us in this process through your prayers?
First there are a couple questions we are going to ask:
- What Are We Trying to Do Anyway?
- Why exactly do we exist?
- What are we trying to accomplish anyway?
- 1. What Is the Ideal Church/ChurchPlannting in Our Context?
- 2. What Are the Contextual Challenges?
- 3. What Might an ideal Christian Church Planter Look Like?
What sorts of knowledge and thinking skills are necessary for the faithful Christian to connect text with context and context with text, and to continue growing and learning throughout the years ahead?
What sorts of character and attitude traits are needed in the leader so that others will follow?
What sorts of skills are necessary so that the eternal message can be incarnated in word and deed in the leader and those led?
Ask - Alumni - evtl. 3 tägiges seminar
- 4. Who Are the Learners?
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What sorts of homes were your students brought up in?
- How large or small were the houses?
- Were the fathers and mothers strict or lenient?
- To what extent were their families typical of other families in the community?
- In what sorts of communities did your students grow up?
Were they urban and cosmopolitan, the secondary cities in the nation, or large or small villages?
To what extent did Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and/or Christianity play a role in the shape of the communities?
To what extent hast postmodernism and/or secularism played a role in ahaping your students' worldviews?
- In what sort of churches did your students grow up (if any)?
How many people came to the churches?
What level of educaiton did they have?
What role did the pastors play in the churches?
Where did they worship together?
If in church biuldings, how adequte or inadequate were those buildings for the ministries of the churches?
To what extent were the chruches outward-looking or inward-looking?
- How much education do your students generally have as they enter your programme?
To what extnent were there oppertunities in theis educaiton to develop critical thinking skils, and to what extent was their educaiton focused on the rote learningn of information?
What were the high schools like?
How many students were there in the classes?
What were the physical characteristics of the classrooms themselves?
- 3 other broad areas
- What do they alreadyknow - and not just about Bible and theology?
- What do they already know how to do? What skills and abilities do they posess?
- What kind of peple are they? What do we know about their maturity and character?
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- 5. Where Do the Students Go?
As your current students look to the future after graduation, in what sort of ministries are they hoping to engage?
What kind of people are they hoping to serve?
Are they wealthy, middle class or poor?
What level of education do these people have?
Are they literate, illiterate or functionally illiterate (they know how to read but prefer never to read)?
If they read, what sorts of materials do they read?
Do they own televisions, computers, DVD players or other forms of technology?
Where do these people gain information about the world?
About the life of faith?
How much time do they spend visiting each other?
What do they find helpful as they seek to grow spiritually?
How important is faith to them?
What is the nature of the communities in which the students are likely to serve in the future?
Are they urban, suburban or rural?
To what extent do religious commitments, spirituality or secularism play a role in the shape of these communities?
To what extent will material resources be available to your students in their future ministries?
- For example, are they likely to have computers?
- What about other forms of technology – televisions, DVDs, digital projectors?
- How will they get around – cars, bicycles, public transport?
- Will they have easy access to new books?
What do your students anticipate as being some of the greatest challenges they are likely to face in their future ministries – both within the ministries themselves and from the wider society? What do they fear?
- 6. When? The Time Frame
- potenital class romm
- non-clasroom learning contexts
- small grpups
- informal time
- meal time
- trips together
- casual encouters
- 7. Where? The Learning Environment
- 8. Who Will Facilitate the Learning?
- How many people are involved in facilitating the learning?
- What is the nature of their training?
- How much do they know about teaching?
- 9. What and How?
- How would you design a curriculum to sere your context?
- What would be the absolutely crucial elements?