The course provides a study of the biblical, theological, and historical basis for the educational ministry of a church. The course also provides a study of the nature and functions of a New Testament church, especially as they relate to education and outreach. Students will learn about the church’s educational programs, and become acquainted with principles for planning for and administering those programs. Students will explore means for selecting, training, and utilizing church staff and volunteer leaders for effective educational ministry through the church. Credit, 3 hours. Offered 1st Bi-Term in the fall of even-numbered years.