Lenten Blog – 3/18/2018

I had a discussion with someone recently about pride. Pride is difficult concept today because it can have different meanings, some good and some bad. You can be prideful (meaning arrogant) or you can be proud of the work you've done (satisfied and pleased). You can be known as being a proud person (boastful) or you can be known as...

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Lenten Blog 3/7/2018

Love can make us do things that we wouldn't normally do. I've always found it interesting how things that irritate us when one person does them don't bother us when someone else, whom we love, does them. Patience can definitely be one of those things we give some, but not others. Love is patient." (1 Corinthians 13:4) However, God does...

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Announcements for the Week of September 17, 2017

                Please click on the desired image for a pdf or full-sized image of that announcement. It will open up in a new window. If you have any questions about the announcements, please contact Kimberly in the church office by email or at (813) 558-9343, extension 116.

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Announcements for the week of September 3, 2017

   Please click on the desired image for a pdf or full sized image of that announcement. It will open up in a new window. If you have any questions about the announcements, please contact Kimberly in the church office by email or at (813) 558-9343, extension 116.

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Announcements for the week of August 27, 2017

                Please click on the desired image for a pdf of that announcement. It will open up in a new window. If you have any questions about the announcements, please contact Kimberly in the church office by email or at (813) 558-9343, extension 116.

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Lessons on Lessons

This week in our class we learned about lesson plans.  After weeks of educational theory, analyzing students, conceptualizing curricula, and setting goals, we finally let the rubber meet the road.  How do you teach the content of a class in a way that the students will listen and understand what is being taught as well as find it relevant to...

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What Are Your Goals?

This past week we've been talking about setting goals for classes.  One of the more common mistakes Christian educators in churches (not in schools where they have formal curricula and testing) make is not thinking about the goals for a lesson or class.  Why are you teaching this?  Setting a goal helps the teacher to determine how a lesson should...

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SMP Mid-Class Recap

The seminary said had off last week, which (oddly enough) means we have no class this week.  Yeah, don't think about it too hard or you might find yourself in the corner banging your head against the wall.  Anyway, I thought that since this week we don't have class, I'd take a slightly different approach to the blog. To keep...

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Christian Ed Begins at Home

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6 How do we, as parents, train up our children in the way they should go? I may be a Vicar (pastor in training), but I'm a parent as well.  The faith of my child, especially as...

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New Class: Teaching the Faith

Christian education is a lifelong endeavour, one we engage in both in the church and at home.  This week we begin a new class focused on teaching the faith. Personally, I'm particularly excited about this class.  I'm a learner at heart and also enjoy teaching a lot.  So, I'm looking forward to learning about becoming a better teacher.  So, what,...

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