Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Frank Schmitt , Rick Rasberry
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Biblical Studies; Religion, General; Theology
Church, Education, Teacher, Training
Arts and Humanities | Biblical Studies | Religion
Wolgamott, Rick Allen, "Teacher Training Manual for the Christian Education Program of Bethesda Church" (2008). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 69.
Current teacher training in local churches often consists of asking a teacher to read pre-developed curriculum and follow the publishers’ instructions. Teachers are not being taught to critically evaluate the materials, and as a result they simply follow the directions provided. The purpose of this project is to train teachers in the local church in basic theology, hermeneutics, and preparing a Bible lesson. As a result, teachers will be trained to study Scripture and evaluate lessons based on Scriptural truth, and to prepare their own lesson plans. Recruiting and retaining teachers will become more effective as a result of providing this training to the teachers.