Within a church we may find a number of programs or strategies needed to accomplish its Christian Education ministry. Each of those programs have its own set of factors that determine the best approach to meeting its purpose. Consequently, the same model may not be best within each of these programs. You may even find that a combination of models is the solution for some programs.
Begin by gaining an understanding of possible models that can be used within Christian Education ministry
Possible Models for Use in Christian Education Ministry Programs
- Traditional Model:
People are divided by age groups and stay with the same teacher in the same classroom for the entire session.
- Large Group/Small Group Model:
All ages meet together in the beginning of the session for worship and a Bible lesson. People are then divided into small discipleship groups by age.
- Rotation Model:
The same lesson is presented over the course of 4-5 weeks with 4-5 different learning stations. Each week students go with a group of students their age to a different theme-based room to study the lesson from a different approach.
- Learning Centers:
Within a given session, students rotate around to different learning stations (i.e., arts/crafts, music, drama, games, computer, storytelling, prayer, etc.). A different lesson is presented each week. Get helpful tips for thinking through the logistics of using learning centers in this worksheet: Using Learning Centers
- Intergenerational Model:
Students are not broken down according to age at any point in the session but rather stay with their families in a group of 2-3 other families. Singles become part of a family unit.
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