2 New Sites for Christian Education Help

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Looking for some great resources and ideas for your intergenerational faith community? Kathy Dawson, Associate Professor of Christian Education at Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA), recently announced two web-based Christian education resources.

Hope4ce.net is described as a place where innovative ideas and lesson plans can be shared for Christian Education. There is also a companion Facebook group called "Hope4CE."

Kathy shares that Hope4CE was an idea that emerged from conversations she's had with church educators over the last few years. A student of hers wondered what small membership churches (or churches with small Christian education budgets) do when they can't afford published curriculum resources. A church educator wondered whether there was a place to upload an educational design that had come from her recent certification exam. 

"These two questions rumbled around in my brain for a year or so, while I continued to be looking at lesson plans and educational designs from masters and doctoral students from Columbia (Theological Seminary) as well as exam designs for certification candidates." She felt many deserved to be shared with the wider church. 

Explore the additional Facebook group "TechTools4CE" created by Von Clemans, Associate Pastor of Adult Education at Myers Park Presbyterian Church (Charlotte, NC). This group is a platform for church educators (and others) to share the technology tools they use and recommend. A cursory glance at the group shows postings on:

            Free online tool for sound editing of digital files

            Free sites to "spice up" boring quotes to make them more visual for Facebook, Pinterest or presentations

            Link to "Canva" as a tool to create graphic design visuals

            Online collaboration tools

            Creating infographics

There's also the opportunity to ask others for resources for a particular need. Both Facebook groups are "public."

What ideas do you have to share or recommend? How do you collaborate with other churches to benefit the wider faith community? 

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