Successful Sessions @ ACSI NC Forum

     Dr. Coley is a frequent presenter at ACSI teachers’ conferences. On October 20th & 21st, he presented three workshops based on current findings in mind, brain, and education research.

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Comments following sessions at ACSI NC Forum held in Winston-Salem, N.C.

I enjoyed the comfortable, interactive nature of both seminars, and I came away with some ideas and strategies that I will use in my classroom.  I also felt affirmed by Dr. Coley’s responses when I shared some methods I already use.
Donna Reynolds, 6th grade SS and Bible teacher at High Point Christian Academy

I recently attended two of Dr. Coley’s workshops on active learning and metacognition, and I found both to be engaging, insightful, and practical.  What I appreciated most was the way he effectively modeled, through the guided, interactive workshop activities, the very practices he was advocating.
Kim Holland, a HS English teacher at High Point Christian Academy

I always look forward to attending Dr. Coley’s sessions on engaging students in learning. He offers great practical ideas I can use in the classroom immediately while building a foundation in reaching students effectively and empowering them to take ownership of their own learning. I’m looking forward to using these new ideas to make a positive impact in my classroom on Monday.
Randy Bridges, middle school math at North Raleigh Christian Academy

“Who wouldn’t be fascinated with the brain and how it works?  Teachers from all areas will benefit from this engaging session on the field of neuroscience as it relates to learning.  Dr. Coley’s wit and wisdom leave participants energized, encouraged, and filled with knowledge to share.  Don’t miss this engaging seminar!”
Madeline, ACSI NC Forum attendee and Christian school teacher

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Encouragement & Inclusion @ Impact Conference

Today’s church faces the unique challenge of ministering to, and discipling, multiple generations at the same time.  It is not uncommon to have as many as six generations represented in Sunday morning worship.  Dr. Coley did a masterful job of explaining how to connect these age groups through creative and active teaching.  Ken has the ability to encourage the seasoned veteran while also connecting with those new to teaching.  Ken Coley is a gifted communicator and a regular contributor to our state-wide events.

Steve Rohrlack

Church Strengthening & Discipleship Team

South Carolina Baptist Convention

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Reflection & Relationships @ Kansas City, MO


Dr. Coley presented at a Administrator/Board Conference in Kansas City, Mo, on September  17, 2016.He is pictured here with Dr. Larry Daughtery of Renewanation and John Craig, Director of Accreditation for ACSI South-Central region.

“Renewanation Midwest recently conducted a Christian School Board Training Symposium at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Dr. Coley was particularly instrumental in contributing to its success. His presentations on Practices That Strengthen the Administrator / Board Relationship & Practices That Strengthen the Board as a Team gave the board members insightful and practical measures to implement for governance improvement at their respective schools. I highly recommend Dr. Coley for training and equipping Christian school and other ministry boards.”

Dr. Daughtery

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Highlights From Hilton Head Seminars

Dr. Coley conducted teacher training seminars at First Baptist Church, Hilton Head, SC, on August 20, 2016. Here’s a response from their Minister of Education following the three hour training:

“Thank you again for being an inspiration to us all on Saturday.  I have already heard testimonials from some of our teachers about how they are planning to make some changes and implement some of what they learned from you this weekend.  May the Lord continue to bless you as you have blessed us here at FBCHHI.”

Rev. Richard S. Wade

Minister of Music and Education

First Baptist Church of Hilton Head

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SC Baptist Convention Reviews

Thanks so much for your participation in our conference! Our attendees had many wonderful things to say about your keynote and breakout sessions. I appreciate your time and devotion in helping our conference provide critical insights for our teachers, administrators and support staff. It’s great to know that God is continually using us for His work in the area of Christian Education.

Kathy Miles

Associate Director of Preschool and Children’s Ministry Generations

Group South Carolina Baptist Convention

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Fairview Baptist Church

Dr. Coley provided an excellent teacher training event Sunday. The training focused around the importance of God’s Word and how teachers should always strive for maximum engagement when teaching. Without full engagement, you may never reach true transformation!

Coley Speaking

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SE Conclave Youth Ministers Conference in Chattanooga

Dr. Coley spoke at the SE Conclave Youth Ministers Conference in Chattanooga on January 27. Here he is pictured with fellow seminary professors who were also speakers: Dr. Richard Ross from Southwestern Seminary and Dr. Allen Jackson from New Orleans Seminary.




Youth ministers enjoyed interacting during an active learning activity

included in one of Dr. Coley’s Conclave sessions.

Youth Group Coley

“I was blessed to be able to sit under your teaching during the Southeast Conclave this weekend in the seminar about neuroscience research.  I truly enjoyed your presentation.  It was enlightening to me as a youth director but also as a classroom teacher.”


“Conclave was a wonderful success.  Many, many thanks for your help in making this happen.  We always receive rave reviews from your breakouts.  Can we talk you into returning next year? “

Steve Rohrlack

Generations Group Director

South Carolina Baptist Convention


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Board Training For Cambridge Christian School in Tampa, Florida

Dr. Coley led board training for Cambridge Christian School in Tampa, Florida in early January. Pictured is a subset of the board discussing one of the team building topics during the six hour event.

Board Coley

“I wanted to take a moment and say that I thoroughly enjoyed our training today.  I’ve been with my current company for 29 years and have attended many different leadership seminars.  The material you presented today was excellent and I loved your book, “Ten Practices of Effective Boards.”  The different personality styles told through the different dog types was wonderful!  In addition to providing us with wisdom on how better to operate as a board, I found that I could apply all of what we discussed in my professional role.”

Amy Rey

Cambridge Christian School Board


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Dr. Coley is pictured with administrators and the board chair from Cambridge Christian School. Tim Euler, head of school at Cambridge, is far right.

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Ten Practices of Effective Boards Book Review


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Dr. Coley conducted Faculty Workshops at Southeastern Seminary and Northeastern Baptist College as both institutions prepare for their fall semester.


Have heard nothing but great feedback all day long from all of the profs today. Better yet, they are still thinking and discussing their intended pedagogy with one another. So many of the faculty were impacted and touched by your passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning. Bullseye!

Words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you again.

Brian Harmon, Ed.D
Dean of Academics
Professor of Christian Education/ Church Planting

It was a pleasure having you here. You should know that the school is still buzzing with ideas and discussion from your seminar! Several of us have revisited our syllabi to incorporate what we learned.

Deb Woodcock,
Director of Early Scholars Program
Associate Professor of Business
Northeastern Baptist College

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Faculty workshop at Southeastern Seminary: presenting on Active Learning and Engaging your learners.

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One Southeastern colleague responded:

I was reviewing my notes from today’s session and wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for your presentation today. It was superb. Clear, concise, engaging, passionate, and impactful going into a new semester. You had obviously spent MUCH time in preparation for the session. I look forward to working with you in the coming days.

Tate Cockrell, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Doctor of Ministry Programs
Associate Professor of Counseling
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

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