Teaching for Change Event at Calvary Day School

August 8, 2018

Spent a day with 75 faculty members at Calvary Day School in Winston-Salem this week as they prepare for beginning another school year.

“What a blessing to have you with us yesterday! I continue to hear great reports from faculty and staff, and they are very thankful to you for pouring into their lives. Thanks for your passion, presentation and professionalism! I have no doubt that our teachers are going to take what they learned into the classroom. I had multiple teachers tell me that they were going to go home last night to let your teaching sink in and then establish a new approach to their teaching responsibilities this year! I appreciate your strong and faithful leadership at Southeastern and in the Body of Christ worldwide. Keep it up!”

Richard Hardee
Head of School

You were sensational! Your transparency and love for the Lord resonated with me. Thanks for visiting and pouring into us the experiences and expertise you have learned throughout your career. I hope to put some of your techniques into practice this year. I will pray that our Lord continue to bless you and use you as you continue sharpening others.”

Jaime Cebollero
Upper School Assistant Principal

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Sharing & Fellowship Abroad

It was a joy and privilege for me to spend a week (March 2018) teaching a master’s class at Uganda Baptist Seminary in Jinja, Uganda. These pictures tell the story of their enthusiasm for learning new Active Learning Techniques as they teach as adjuncts at their seminary and as pastors/ministers in their local churches.

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Teaching For Change In SC

The TEACHING FOR CHANGE EVENT at First Baptist Church in Georgetown, South Carolina, was a great success.


“Our recent Teaching for Change conference with Ken was uplifting and encouraging. Teachers are engaging students in conversations and participation on a new level as they study together God’s Word using the tools and resources from the conference. Ken has a gift for capturing your attention through his teaching methods that will help energize teachers and students alike.”

Keith Wall
Associate Pastor
FBC Georgetown




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Teaching For Change @ ACSI Canada

 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.

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Teaching For Change

Dr. Coley has enjoyed leading a number Teaching for Change events in August with more coming up in September. These events include Park Avenue Christian in Florida and High Point Christian in North Carolina. This past weekend he led a large group of youth teachers in a time of training at First Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va. Each of these events is unique, but all are based on his new book, Teaching for Change: Transformational Bible Study with Teens (2017). Each session emphasizes biblical truth, student engagement, and the most current findings in mind, brain, and education research. He hopes to see you in one of his sessions September 20-22 at the D6 Conference in Dallas, Texas.

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Educational Ministries Abroad

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.

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Entrusted To The Faithful

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.Entrusted-cover-640x1024

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.

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Reach Every Student By Teaching For Change

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.

Available on Amazon

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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.

Steve Rohrlack

Church Strengthening & Discipleship

South Carolina Baptist Convention

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Standing room only for @DrKenColey’s breakout session at #Conclave17. @SEBTS @CollegeSE

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

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EdD Cohort Success

Congratulations to another EdD cohort finishing up their final class today! Next step: comprehensive exams. ken-cohort

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