The Institute for Christian Spirituality and the National Christian School Association will host a free seminar for Christian educators Nov. 6-7 in the Ezell Center and Shamblin Theatre.
The second annual Formatio: Cross Training for Life is a two-day seminar designed specifically for those who teach Bible or religion in Christian schools. This year’s theme will be “Teaching Students to Walk with Jesus Through Luke’s Gospel.” The seminar will explore the use of the Gospel of Luke to invite students to become authentic followers of Jesus.
These principles of teaching can be applied to any biblical text and used to challenge all students to enter the redemptive story of God.
Formatio speakers will include Randy and Rhonda Lowry, Lipscomb president and his wife; Terry Briley, dean of the College of Bible and Ministry; Mark Black, director of the Hazelip School of Theology; and Jackie Halstead, associate director of the institute and an associate professor of spiritual formation.
Attendees will have a chance to observe Lipscomb’s required freshman Bible course, The Story of Jesus, and have a time to learn from experiences of other participants.
Sessions will take place Sunday, Nov. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Ezell Center, and Monday, Nov. 7, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Shanblin Theatre. Session topics include:
- Inviting students into the story of Jesus
- Principles of Faithful Study in a Narrative Context
- Leading Faculty into Deeper Waters (for administrators)
- Helping Students Identify Their Story as a Part of God’s Story
- How to Prepare: A Teacher’s Guide to the Study of Luke