Didache

 
 


What does it mean “to teach” in the context of a community of faith?


Maria Harris writes: “First, there is a body of knowledge and behaviors that is taught; second, there is a set of processes through which is body is communicated -- processes that as processes are teachings in themselves. Both are essential; both from the curriculum.” (111)


Denominational and other resources

ELCA (Lutheran). ELCA Study document on education . USCCB (Roman Catholic) . ECUSA (Episcopalian) . United Methodist . PCUSA (Presbyterian) . Greek Orthodox . Southern Baptist . Unitarian Universalist . CAJE (Jewish education) .REA/APRRE (association) . LACE (association) . NAPCE (association) . APCE (PCUSA association) . NAIN (interfaith network) . 21st C. New Evangelization . Center for Spiritual Resources . Faith and Wonder (biblical storytelling) .


Emerging projects

Youth and Family Institute . Workshop rotation model . Faith Inkubators . Godly Play . RCIA . Whole Community Catechesis . A Way to Live (for teens) . Practicing Our Faith . MethodX . FaithFactors.com . Seasons of the Spirit. Firelight . Common Good radio for kids . Faith fair example . Intergenerational faith formation .


Discussion of curriculum

Children’s literature as a resource for ministry . Overview of many pre-printed curricula . story-based approaches to curriculum . Montessori approaches . lectionary approaches . Resource Center for Churches . Keyhallonline (VTS) . Galindo resources . Rural church issues  .


Emerging issues

Intercultural religious education . interfaith religious education . Feautor  (free resources) . social responsibility . teaching tolerance . art of hosting practices .


Useful blogs

Building Faith . Children’s Literature . Shape of their Light . Children with special needs . Picture book theology . Forming faith .

didache comes from didaskein (“to teach”)