ED301 – Sunday School Administration

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Texas Theological University & Seminary

Sunday School Administration

Syllabus

I. COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course focuses on the delivery of Christian education in a local church context to foster strategic church development utilizing the Sunday school. Both traditional and contemporary Christian education methods for all age groups will be examined. Three hours.

II.COURSE TEXTBOOK

154 Steps to Revitalize your Sunday School and Keep your Church Growing by Elmer Towns

III.PROFESSOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

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Dr. Lamonte Mills

757.452.8625

Please allow 24 hours to respond by email. You may also text if you need a quicker response.

IV.COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. THE READING OF THE COURSE TEXTBOOK.
  2. CHAPTER QUIZ QUESTIONS.
  3. SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF FINAL EXAM.
  4. ASSIGNMENTS
  5. TERM PAPER

V.COURSE GRADING:

The final course grade will be computed from a composite of the outline, term paper, chapter questions and Tests.

Course Grading
Lesson / Assignment / Quiz / Exam Percent of Total Grade
Sunday School Administration Lesson 1 4.00%
Sunday School Administration Lesson 2 3.00%
Sunday School Administration Lesson 3 4.00%
Sunday School Administration Lesson 4 3.00%
Assignment 20.00%
Sunday School Administration Lesson 5 4.00%
Sunday School Administration Lesson 6 3.00%
Sunday School Administration Lesson 7 4.00%
Sunday School Administration Final Exam 35.00%
Sunday School Administration Term Paper 20.00%
Total100%
  1. Term Paper: will consist of a 2000 word (10 Pages) exposition of a subject chosen from the Suggested Term Paper Subjects listed below.
  2. Quizzes will come from the context of the chapters of the textbook.

Suggested Term Paper Subjects

  1. A History of Sunday School. Its inception and its relevance in the 21st century.
  2. Keeping Evangelism in the Sunday School in the 21st century.
  3. The purposes of the Sunday School in the 21st Century

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. K.J.V. Bible
  2. Concordance
  3. Allan Taylor, Sunday School in HD

REQUIREMENTS

ONLINE ATTENDANCE

Students taking this course online are responsible for insuring that all deadlines and due dates are met according to the syllabus.  At a minimum, all coursework will be required at the end of the semester.  Make sure that you stay on track and not wait until the end of the semester to try and complete your work.  If you need an extension on any work contact the professor.

CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE

The student is expected to attend all class meetings. Any student who misses more that four class periods will receive an automatic “F” for the course. If an absence is necessary, please inform the professor as far ahead of time as possible. In the event of a valid excuse for excess absences, additional work may be assigned in order not to receive a zero for the classes missed. Three (3) tardies of less that 20 minutes will be considered the equivalent of one (1) class hour (each class is up to three hours). Tardiness will affect your attendance/class participation grade, so make every effort to arrive on time. Leaving class early incurs the same penalties.

NOTE: The student is responsible for all material presented in all classes.  It will be your responsibility to take the initiative for acquiring any information/material for classes missed.

GRADING

  • 90-100 A
  • 80-89 B
  • 70-79 C
  • 60-69 D
  • 0-59 F

RESEARCH PAPERS

Research papers must be submitted according to APA guidelines.  We have attached a copy of TTU’s Paper Requirements Guidelines for your use. See below syllabus.

Sensei

All assignments will be turned in through the Sensei interface of TTU.  You may email the professor with questions but DO NOT email assignments for grading unless otherwise directed by the professor to do so.

Selected Reference List

Ackoff, Russell L. Management in Small Doses. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1986.

Anderson, Robert C. Circles of Influence. Chicago: Moody Press, 1991.

Barna, George. Without a Vision, the People Perish. Glendale, CA: The Barna Research Group, Ltd., 1991.

Berkley, James D. Leadership Handbook of Management and Administration. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1994.

Gangel, Kenneth O. . The Church Education Handbook. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985.

Haystead, Wes. The 21st Century Sunday School: Strategies for Today and Tomorrow. Cincinnati, OH: The Standard Publishing Company, 1996.

Haynes, Joe, ed. Secrets of Sunday School Success for Ministers of Education. Nashville: Convention Press, 1992

Jones, Idris W. The Work of the Sunday School Superintendent. Revised by Ruth L Spencer. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1994.

Stubblefield, Jerry M. The Effective Minister of Education: A Comprehensive Handbook. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1993.

Lessons

Assignment

Complexity: Hard

Develop a plan for a Sunday School or a small group Bible study ministry of the local church. The student’s goal is to create a strategy that can be presented…

Sunday School Administration Final Exam

Complexity: Hard

Upon reading the book, Sunday School in HD by Allan Taylor, Write an 1000-1200 word summary of the book and include any arguments for the traditional sunday school position or the…

Sunday School Administration Term Paper

Complexity: Hard

Term Paper: will consist of a 2000 to 2500 word exposition of a subject chosen from the Suggested Term Paper Subjects listed below. The student is required to use outside sources…