Dr. Coley presented two keynotes and three breakout sessions in Toronto at the ACSI Eastern Canada Conference in November. His messages were based on his new book, Teaching for Change: Eight Keys for Transformational Bible Study with Teens.
I had a fabulous time teaching a graduate class at Ukraine Baptist Theological Seminary in L’Viv, Ukraine. It was such a pleasure getting to know my class of 15 students who are two years into earning their master’s degree. Many are teaching or plan to teach at satellite campuses spread out across western Ukraine. It was a privilege to coach them on teaching and leading educational ministries.
Dr. Kenneth Coley, the Director of the Doctor of Education program at Southeastern Seminary has edited a new book: Entrusted to the Faithful: An Introduction to Pastoral Leadership.
The book includes chapters by eight current and former Southeastern faculty members: Drs. Kenneth Coley, David Beck, Allan Moseley, Steven Wade, James Porowski, Larry Purcell, J. Gregory Lawson, and John Boozer.
Teaching for Change guides teachers to unravel the mystery of how students absorb and process information. This insight leads to better prepared lessons that will engage the hearts and minds of students. Coley offers many easily implemented ideas for sharing the truth of God’s Word that will connect with teens on a deeper level. Along with providing eight key concepts of effective teaching essential to real transformation in the lives of students, Coley also includes practical illustrations of how the key concepts look in a typical lesson. Each chapter ends with questions for deeper reflection or group discussion. This book is a vital source for anyone who instructs teens.
With the wisdom of a seasoned educator, Ken Coley has masterfully crafted a “must-read” resource for those tasked with teaching students. In addition to offering numerous suggestions for lesson presentation and lesson application, Coley examines the steps necessary for the teenage mind to retain and assimilate new instruction. What helps to set this book apart is the attention given to the way the facilitator/teacher is interacting with the lesson’s content. Coley works very hard to close the gap between learner and the instructor. Those new to the teaching ministry as along with those that have been in the trenches of student ministry for many years will appreciate the freshness and clarity presented.
Church Strengthening & Discipleship
South Carolina Baptist Convention
In January Dr. Coley presented at the Conclave Conference in Chattanooga, TN, to youth ministers from around the region.
Pictured below are participants discussing applications of new concepts during the seminar, “Five Myths That Are Strangling Your Teaching.”
“Thank you so much for your two breakout sessions!!! Not only will I use these techniques with the students, but I am also going to use them as I take care of patients before and after going on dialysis. I am an NP and work with very discouraged, noncompliant patients that don’t think they can learn. I can’t wait to apply these at work. This is the most applicable talk I have heard in a long time. May God continue to use you to influence youth leaders for years to come.” ~Carey
“Every teacher, whether they know they are stuck in a rut or not, should pay attention to these active learning concepts. Your teaching will improve from spending time learning the techniques Ken teaches. His energy and passion for teaching are contagious. I’ve worked with youth for 17 years but my style will be different as a result of his presentations.” – Adam Cain, Associate Pastor of Youth, Bethlehem Baptist, Newnan GA
Church Strengthening & Discipleship Team
South Carolina Baptist Convention