You’ve reached the website for the version of EL1515 that is taught on campus (the online version has its own website).

Here is a print version for J-term 2014, and a print version for spring term 2014.

Here are the required books:

To Know as We Are Known, by Parker Palmer

Opening the Book of Faith, Jacobson, et. al.

and two books you have some choice with.

One that you choose from this list:


Fashion Me a People, Maria Harris

The Church as Learning Community, Norma Cook Everist

Teaching the Faith: Forming the Faithful, Parrett, Kang and Packer

Teaching as a Sacramental Act, Mary Elizabeth Moore

Soul Stories, Anne Wimberly

and one that you choose from this list:


Greenhouses of Hope, Baker

Practicing Our Faith, Bass

Finding God in the Graffiti, Rogers

I also recommend John Roberto’s book Faith 20/20: Designing the Future of Faith Formation.

As this is the first EL course in the MDiv sequence, you’ll begin to develop a portfolio using the educational leadership competencies. Here is the rubric I’ll use to evaluate that portfolio. We will work, during Jterm 2014, to explore how this work can be brought into the portfolio process of the new curriculum.

Introduction to Christian Education