Teacher Training Programme

"Let the little children come to Me and    do not forbid them." (Jesus)

"IS THERE NOT A CAUSE?"

(David, 1 Samuel 17:29)

Urgent Cause of

Christian Education


  • Can we do more for the education and salvation of our children and young people?


  • How can Christian schools be established today based on God’s principles and plan of education?


  • What is your part in setting up such schools, integrating practical work, agriculture and academic learning?


  • What are the challenges and how can they be overcome?


  • Is God calling you to teach in such a school? If so, how will He prepare you?

WHY?


In Britain, today, there is no provision within the Christian church for training teachers in the principles of Christian education from the Bible. Those who believe that the Lord has called them to this work would have to search for suitable options abroad, online or be largely self-taught in order to be equipped for this work. This programme aims to help in meeting this great need. It is not exhaustive on all that can or needs to be addressed in such a training, but in cooperation with God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, it aims to play its part.

Christian Education Teacher Training Programme

TRAIN

To give a training in the principles of Christian education, from the Bible 

CONNECT

To create a context for teaching, learning, reflection, research and networking in the principles of true education

EQUIP

To equip teachers, parents and interested persons to be able to start, teach and operate small Christian schools

SUPPORT

To support the church in its education mission and the role this plays in finishing of God’s work, before Christ returns

FEATURES OVERVIEW

UNIT SESSIONS

24 units in 6 sections, covering a range of topics like:

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  • The Authority of Scripture  
  • The Bible in Education
  • Genesis Beginnings and 
  • Education
  • Voice Culture 
  • Practical Vocations and Agriculture in Education
  • Starting Christian School

         Models in the End Time

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Each unit is followed by a written assignment which include practical applications of learning.

TEACHING PORTFOLIO

A personal development and educational management instrument to map the learning and teaching journey on the programme and beyond. It's an opportunity for teachers to document experiences, reflect, organise and plan their teaching ministries. They can display their learning, teaching and life experiences with supporting evidence. It includes: spiritual, mental, physical, social, emotional, character, skills and lifework development.

RESEARCH PROJECT

These projects look into practical aspects of implementing Christia education models, today. They collectively form a part of the practical planning for starting schools. Examples are:

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  • Role of parents in the school
  • Accessing suitable educational resources
  • Financing small schools
  • School leadership
  • Alternative qualifications 
  • Lessons from Christian education history 

Are you thinking of becoming a teacher?

Our Teacher Training Programme

could be for you!

PROGRAMME OPTIONS

FACE TO FACE INTERACTIVE

Alternating monthly face to face and Zoom sessions;  3 weekend block sessions; Facilitator management;  Group participation;  Approximately 18 months’ duration; Enrol in person

ONLINE INTERACTIVE

Monthly Zoom sessions;  3 weekend block sessions

Facilitator management;  Group participation; Approximately 18 months’ duration;  Enrol in person

PARTLY INTERACTIVE

Pre-recorded presentations;  Quarterly Zoom consultations;  Facilitator assignment management;  Group or individual participation; Approximately 18 months’ duration;  Enrol online

ONLINE FLEXIBLE

SHORT & INTERMEDIATE PROGRAMMES

Pre-recorded presentations;  Facilitator assignment review;  Group or individual participation;  Flexible duration;  Enrol online

Any of the above options can be done in the form of a Short or Intermediate Programme:


Short Programme

  • 3 Inspired Foundations Units (compulsory)
  • 3 Elective Units of your own choice
  • Practical Research Project


Intermediate Programme

  • 3 Inspired Foundations Units (compulsory)
  • 9 Elective Units of your own choice
  • Practical Research Project


After completing the Short or Intermediate Programme, you can later complete the Full Programme by doing the remaining units.

TEACHING PRACTICE

All students will have a teaching context for the purpose of practicing the principles of education being learned in the programme. This will also be an opportunity for students to be assessed on their progress, by the programme facilitator. Teaching practice contexts could include an existing Christian school, Sabbath School, a Christian education supplementary school, a home school group etc.

GROUP ACTIVITIES

Practical activities aimed at encouraging and developing an experience in the practical aspects of education. They also help students to get to know each other and to unite the class group in carrying out common tasks together. Examples include:

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  • Applying natural remedies
  • Bicycle maintenance
  • Cooking
  • Outdoor ground work
  • Cleaning

LEARNING COMMUNITY

The Programme can be seen as a community of fellow learners, led by the Holy Spirit, desiring to understand and practice true education today, based on the educational principles of the Bible. Learners are bound together by a common vision for Christian education. This can provide a dynamic learning environment and fertile context for Christian education models to be implemented. Schools could be started during or after the programme.