Practicing Christian Education

An Introduction for Ministry

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Mark A. Maddix, James Riley Estep, Jr.
  • Ada, MI:
    , July
     192 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Mimi Larson forthcoming.


This accessible introduction to the broad scope of Christian education focuses on its practice in the local church. Two leading experts argue that Christian education encompasses all of the intentional practices of the local church, including worship, mission, sacraments, and teaching. They explore Christian education not only as a field of study but as a vital congregational ministry, showing how congregations can engage in discipleship and formation for spiritual growth. The book features exercises and other pedagogical devices and includes reflection questions and suggestions for further reading.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Mark A. Maddix is dean of the school of theology and Christian ministry and professor of practical theology at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. He previously taught at Northwest Nazarene University. Maddix is the coauthor or coeditor of numerous books, is active in local church ministry, and makes frequent presentations to professional ministry and education groups across the nation.


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