Posts tagged Christian Academics (K-12)
Hand Lettering Inspiration

Sometimes we just need a creative break in our busy days to focus on God's Word. At Proclaim Truth, you will be welcomed into this time to learn and practice a new creative outlet. Christie wants to help you discover a creative way to interact with the beautiful Words of scripture and is confident that anyone can learn the art of hand lettering. You will learn the basic steps in hand lettering to help you engage with God's Word and share it with others. Each participant will be gifted with a few tools to inspire you to continue your new skill at home. Take this moment to exercise your inner artist.

Christie Daugherty is a hand lettering artist from Tyler, TX. She teaches women to relieve stress & anxiety while building their confidence and faith through the art of hand lettering. She is invested in sharing God's Word while inspiring others to "Be the Light".


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Teaching Good Theology to Kids: The Story of Scripture

The Bible tells a story - the true and great story of God, His world and a people He loves. It is a story about God, but it is also our story - the history and heritage of the people of God. Helping children understand, believe and find their place in God’s big story is an essential part of discipleship. But it's hard work! How do you tell the individual stories of scripture in a way that keeps the whole story in view, with God at the center? This workshop will help you think carefully about teaching the story of scripture to the children in your home, church, school or family and equip you with practical tools to do so.

Anne Lincoln Holibaugh serves as the Associate Minister of Next Gen and Family Equipping at The Village Church Denton. She has ministered to children and families within the local church for 15 years and has developed curriculum, designed classes and created learning environments for children and families to grow in their knowledge of and love for God. Anne Lincoln also serves as an advisor for Proclaim Truth.

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How to Faithfully Interpret Scripture

Do you have a curiosity to answer all the possible questions that may come to mind as you study scripture? Beyond reading the scripture and making observations, Caroline Smiley will give you the guidance and tools you need to interpret Scripture faithfully with humility and wisdom. We want you to have confidence to interpret Scripture for yourself, not by yourself. Take this step into diving a bit deeper into studying God's Word.

Caroline Smiley lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three young children where she teaches Bible study at her home church, Eastside Community Church. Her passion is making theology accessible to the church, especially women. Caroline is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in New Testament.

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How to Craft a Rule of Life

There are necessary physical rhythms of our body: breathing, heart beating, blinking. The same is true on a spiritual level. Learning to develop a Rule of Life is about arranging your life to actually be abundant - rather than tired, busy or frustrated. By clarifying your life’s vision, spiritual gifts and desires, your life in Christ can be transformed in concrete ways. In this workshop, you will bring clarity to your deepest values, most important relationships and highest priorities, and feel motivated to remove what may be wasting time and depleting energy. We will learn to model Jesus' self awareness he teaches in John 10.

Jill Barlow is a self proclaimed math nerd, who after working in the corporate world, decided to attend Gordon-Conwell seminary where she graduate with a Masters of Art in Theology. Jill moved to Texas in 2013, bought a "Texas Forever" t-shirt and has never looked back. Jill serves in full time ministry as the Groups Minister at The Village Church in Southlake, TX.

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Practicing the Presence of God

You have commited to spend these 3 days to growing as a teacher, a leader, and one who faithfully disciples others. You may be feeling tired, overwhelmed or confused about your next steps. We invite you to intentionally spend time in prayer and engaging God's Word on purpose. Lacey will guide you through these 90 minutes and allow you to experience rest and recharge through a time of prayer and engaging scripture. We are confident that this time will be extremely well invested in hearing from God and transforming your future practice of walking with Him.

Lacey Rozell, her husband Scott, and 3 kids live in New York City. She has led in many capacities in the church over the last 15 years including Steps and Prayer ministry. She is devoted to studying and teaching specifically about prayer in her community and church.

Better Together: How to Make Team Teaching Work

Teaching a Bible study is a BIG job for one person. Aina and her team have learned the value, joy, and best practices for teaching as a team in the church. They want to help you discover the beautiful gift of working as a team to teach the Bible, and lead well in humility and wisdom. They will guide you through the process of building and growing a cohesive team by providing you with tangible tools to work together functionally and relationally. You will have a clear picture of how to equip your teaching team, while providing helpful feedback and encouragement as you grow together.

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It is her degrees in both Education and Counseling (M.Ed in Educational Psychology, and M.Ed. in Counseling) that eventually led Aina Carruth to her true passion, teaching the Bible. She has a fierce conviction to bring others along to see how beautiful an informed faith can be. Aina and her family have been a part of The Village Church since 2008 and part of the Plano Campus, now Citizens Church, since it launched in 2014. Aina now teaches as part of a team for Women's Bible Study at Citizens Church.

Developing a Biblical and Theological Understanding of the Physical Body

Many of the women to whom we minister are unsure how to think about their own bodies. We can quote Genesis 1:27 "so God created man in his own image” but how does this practically apply to our understanding of our whole person. Alex Ford will help you better understand what the Bible says about the body, and how to integrate this understanding in discipleship and teaching. You will be equipped to receive women who are struggling through various body related issues, and lovingly help them understand how to apply the understanding that we have been created in God's image.

Alexandria Ford serves as a certified wellness coach, and as a teaching assistant for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Her desire is to encourage believers to live well for the glory of God.

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The Teacher's Toolbox

As teacher's we feel a great responsibility that our students are understanding the content and ultimately growing and being transformed to the image of Christ. Prof. Howard Hendricks says, "Good teachers can't be focused on what they do, but on what their students are doing." If you have wondered why the content is not affecting transformation in your students, then consider this workshop. There is a reality that not everyone learns in the same way, and there are tools that you can use to creatively help others know God at any age and in any setting. Erin will walk you through understanding different learning styles and give you the best tools to add to your curriculum that will effectively encourage gospel transformation in your students.

Erin Duffy is a 4th grade teacher at Evangelical Christian School Germantown, Tennessee. Erin taught for 15 years in Dallas before becoming a wife to Brian Duffy and step-mom to four wonderful children (ages 9, 11, 14, and 15). She is passionate about teaching academic content in creative and engaging ways, helping her students recognize the beauty and wonder of the world around them. She loves using her teaching skills within the context of Bible instruction, and it has been a joy for her to be able to do this for many years in the world of Christian education.

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Knowing Faith Podcast: Live Recording

Spirit and Word: The Inspiration and Illumination of God's Word.

The Christian faith is not mindless or irrational. Knowing Faith is a podcast exploring how our faith is founded upon Scripture. We believe the Bible is for everyone and are committed to helping the Church understand where their faith is rooted. This will be a live recording for the Proclaim Truth audience that will feature a helpful discussion of the Spirit's role in inspiration and illumination of God's Word.

Hosted by Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley, Knowing Faith podcast dives into Christian story, belief and practice in a way that is accessible to everyone.

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Mothering and Ministering: Is Balance Possible? (a panel discussion)

Making time to study the Word, especially to lead and teach, is valuable. But for those of us in the season of mothering young children, finding the right time and balance to be faithful to the Word and faithful to our families can be particularly challenging. How do we balance being first and foremost a daughter of God and on mission for the Kingdom, knowing that our families are a very valuable expression of our mission but not always our only mission? Joined by a panel of women who are faithfully teaching in their own community, Caroline will guide us through a helpful discussion that will speak encouragement and creativity into finding balance in ministry and mothering. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution, but a glimpse into different perspectives in the midst of this season of life.

Caroline will be joined by Colleen Searcy, Angie Likens, Kelsey Hency, Melissa Deming and Aina Carruth.

Caroline Smiley lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three young children where she teaches Bible study at her home church, Eastside Community Church. Her passion is making theology accessible to the church, especially women. Caroline is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in New Testament.

Developing a Philosophy of Teaching

Often times, we find ourselves in a position of teaching others the Word but haven't quite developed our “voice.” And often times we have been faithfully teaching for a while, but we need a reminder on the biblical and theological foundation for why we teach God’s Word. If this resonates with you, then this workshop will encourage your heart and give context for creating your own philosophy of teaching. You will develop a mission statement for yourself in order to help guide, encourage and reorient your heart around why you do what you do.

Alexandria Ford serves as a certified wellness coach, and as a teaching assistant for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Her desire is to encourage believers to live well for the glory of God.

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How to Teach Little Kids Big Theology

We have all heard people say things like "it is too hard to teach theology to children" or "kids can't really understand scripture". Julie Wilding disagrees and will show you how to communicate truth to children in a way that they can understand and digest. Whether you want to teach big truths to your own little ones or in a formal setting, Julie will teach you how to redeem the moments you have with the kids in your life.

As the mom of three amazing kids, Julie Wilding has a passion for teaching Children Biblical truth. Julie serves as the Preschool Minister at her church where she trains volunteers to teach in age appropriate ways and maintains the theological integrity of all curriculum taught. Julie lives in the Dallas area with her husband Mike and three kids.

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Stepping in God's Hope: Ministering to our Neighbors in Need

God can use the ordinary to accomplish his plans and purposes to address the brokenness in the world, and you can feel confident to step into justice and mercy ministry without having all your “ducks in a row” first. If you have felt a tug to serve the marginalized in some way or perhaps there’s a form of injustice that your heart is currently drawn toward, then join Melissa Ice and others who want to take steps toward loving our neighbors better. Melissa will help you see in Scripture where God invites us into ministry of reconciliation alongside him, and will give you an opportunity to consider how you may practically walk in this calling in your community.

Melissa Ice has been working with different NGOs locally & globally, serving people in poverty for the last 18 years. After living in places like Nepal, Ghana and Morocco, she eventually found herself serving the marginalized in her own backyard of Fort Worth Texas. She is currently the Founder & Executive Director of The Net, a non profit established in 2013 that serves the homeless, refugee youth and survivors of trafficking. Prior to The Net, she served as a Missional Director on a church staff for 6 years. She is married to Jaime, her husband of 12 years, and has two little girls, Rosie and Justice.

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