Christian Education Ministry

So! What is Christian Education anyway?

Have you ever asked the question, "Is there anything at my church that can help me with the pressures in my life (family, job, finances, relationships, spiritual growth, church activities, etc.)?" Are you in need of practical solutions to your everyday problems? Could you benefit from searching the Scriptures for these answers? Then Christian Education at Ebenezer Baptist Church is the answer!

Christian Education involves more than just attending a class or listening to a sermon; while it includes these elements of your religious experience, it is so much more. Christian Education is a comprehensive, revolutionary, hands-on approach to learn from the Bible how to gain victory in every area of your life.


 

Summer Adult Workshops for 2020

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Start Date Wednesday Summer Adult Workshop Titles Description
July 1 Time Management - What Can I do with my 1,440 Seconds?
Facilitator: Rev. Juna Mackey-Padilla
Participants will explore the biblical concept of time, and how it is used in and outside of the church.  We will examine systems, strategies, and methods to better manage our time and find the appropriate balance in our time driven society.
July 15 Conflict Management - How in the world do I do this?
Facilitator: Rev. Art Jackson
Participants will learn their personal conflict styles, how to leverage their style; how to enhance our communication styles and skills to be more effective and efficient handlers of everyday situations and crises, and how to deal with difficult people, God’s way.
July 22 Blended Families - Doing the Brady Bunch in 2020
Facilitator: Rev. Anthony Cardwell
Participants will discuss strategies for blending families with children of various ages and genders.  Explore some of the developmental and psychological needs of children in blended family structures and look for biblical models to help live successfully as a blended the family.
July 29 Healthy Relationships - What Have You Done for Me Lately?
Facilitator: Rev. Warren Anthony
Participants will investigate how our faith affects, our relationships; explore biblical principles for developing and maintaining relationships that demonstrate our faith.  Emphasis will be on building Godly relationships with everyone. 
August 5 Christian Ethics - What is "Right" and What is "Wrong".
Facilitator: Dr. Paulette Jordan
Participants will examine the ethical foundations of the Christian faith while highlighting issues of integrity in ministry and will review the biblical foundations and guidelines for developing and maintaining excellence and accountability in ministry.
August 12 Investing the Christian Way - Money, Money, Money
Facilitator: Dea. Bryant Anderson

Participants will learn how to invest money to provide for their loved ones when this life is over.  Other topics include wills, trusts, life insurance, Power of Attorney, Memorial Guidance for Funeral/Memorial Service Planning, organ donors, and medical directives.

August 19 Creation Care - My Call to Duty
Facilitator: Rev. Jacquelyn Lundy
Participants will focus on our Christian responsibility to take care of and preserve all of God’s creations: animals, people, the earth, and the environment.  Emphasizes will be placed on individual and the personal responsibility we have to take care of the resources God has entrusted to our care. 
August 26 Establishing Personal Boundaries - Woah! That's Far Enough
Facilitator: Dea. James Harper
Participants will explore ways to establish and maintain healthy boundaries at home, work, church, with friends, family, adolescent and adult children.  Emphasis will be placed on the benefits of setting personal boundaries. 

 

Summer Youth Workshops for 2020

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Summer 2020 Term ID Start Date Wednesday Summer Youth Workshop Titles Description
20-WY1 June 10/June 24 Youth in Society - Hakuna Matada: No Worries

Complete session already started

Facilitator: Deac. Anna Linton & Sis. Natasha Sharpe

Topical Bible Study Series: Participants will explore, from a biblical perspective, some of the significant social issues confronting young people, such as homelessness, crime, mass shootings, poverty, moral decline, social media, education, and lack of opportunity.

Note: (Topics Require Parental Consent)

20-WY2 July 1 Handling Daily Stress - Why You Stressin'?
Facilitator: Sis. Keyonia Waters

Participants will examine the most prevalent influencers of stress for young people in today’s society.  They will investigate the various ways that culture, family, friends, and the school environments produces stress and look at biblical examples of how to manage the stressors in our lives.

20-WY3 July 15/Aug 19 The Bible Alive - In it to Win It
Facilitator: Rev. Jeremy Porter

Topical Bible Study Series: These sessions will address a variety of issues that young people are facing such as bullying, peer pressure, pop culture, gender identity, making choices, etc. and provide some biblical guidance for how to handle these issues. 

Note: (Topics Require Parental Consent)

20-WY4 Aug 26 Your Faith at Work - Living Your Best Life
Facilitator: Rev. Warren Anthony

Participants will explore how to increase their faith as they walk with God daily, and as they listen to the Word of God, and apply it to the everyday situations of life. 


Below are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about our Christian Education Ministry Course Catalog.  You can also download a copy of the FAQs for offline viewing by clicking here.

 

 

  1. How many classes can I take per term?  We are asking members to sign up for one class per six-week term.  This will allow others the opportunity to take the same classes.
  2. What happens if I miss a class during the six weeks?  Your facilitator will make the information available to you in a number of ways (handing out notes; emailing the information, Zoom recordings of the session, etc.).  You can still register for a course if you know you will be gone for a week.  Just coordinate with the facilitator.

  3. Will these classes be offered again?  Yes!  We are developing an annual schedule and, based on demand, classes may be repeated during the year.

  4. How can I become a facilitator?  You must go through the training and be approved by the Pastor and the Christian Education Ministry.

  5. How many courses may I sign up to take?  It depends on when the courses are offered, most will occur on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening.  Based on the schedule, you may have the opportunity to participate in two courses during the same session.    

  6. Who are the teachers/instructors?  They will vary between Ebenezer members and external instructors.  All instructors will receive training prior to the course commencing. 

  7. Can people outside the church attend the courses?  Yes!  The courses are open to persons who are not members of Ebenezer.  All students must register, and non-members will be asked for proper identification.

  8. Do I get a training certificate for attending the course?  Yes!  Each person who completes a course will receive a certificate of completion.

  9. How long is a course and where are they held?  Each course is 90 minutes, once a week for 6 weeks.  The classes are held at the EBC Family Life Center on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights during the regular Sunday school and Bible study periods.  This will be expanded in 2020 so, watch for additional information.

  10. Can my children attend the course if I am not there or available?  Yes, if your child is scheduled to attend a course you do not need to be present.  However, you are responsible for getting your child to EBC and for picking the child up once the class is over.

  11. Can I attend the course on-line or dial-in?  Some classes will be available online, in 2020, during the next session

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I AM A CHURCH MEMBER

Click here to see an outline of our new bible teaching series "I AM A CHURCH MEMBER" where we'll focus on the gospel according to John. To access downloadable content for each lesson of the series, please visit the lesson plan page for the series by clicking here.

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Course Catalog

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Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to download a copy of the Christian Education FAQs about our course offerings for offline viewing.