aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

The lyf so short the craft so longe to lerne

Every now and then, I make a few more notes for my magnum opus -- or maybe I should just say, the monkey on my back -- namely, the Christian Education book I keep meaning to write. And I keep thinking that the way to do this would be to form a small group to get together every once in a while and review each chapter as I write it.

Of course, I could also just post the same on my blog and invite interested parties to comment on it there, but I don't know if I'd get the feedback I need. Anyway, I'd like to know who would be interested in forming a reviewing group to receive this work, assuming I start cranking it out.

For reference, I'm thinking the whole will require 15 chapters. Here's my proposed outline. See if you think this is comprehensive enough.

Section One: Theory
I. Models of Discipleship
II. The Three Columns of Christian Education
III. Every Church's Primary Task

Section Two: Programs
IV. Sunday School: How not to be one of the three most wasted hours in existence
V. Youth Ministry: Who knew fun could be such hard work?
VI. Scouting Ministry: God is an eight color patch
VII. Confirmation: catechism or cataclysm?
VIII. Small Groups: ecclesiolae in ecclesia
IX. Camps, Retreats, and Trips: Taking your show on the road
X. Bible Study: When all else fails, read the instructions
XI. Worship and Preaching: the one thing every church can do
XII. Children's Ministries: raising each other's children

Section Three: Leaders
XIII. Catchers of Souls
XIV. Watching the Watchmen
XV. Beyond Discipleship

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