The Meaning, Importance And Practice Of Christian Education In The Church: A Pedagogical Review

AUTHOR : Kris Ewontomah
ISSUE: January 2020 Volume 1 Number 1 Article 7
PAGES : 58-68
DOI : 10.32051/01202007

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Abstract

Faith is always a gift from God. As Jesus said in the Gospel of John, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him” (John 6:44 GN B). And Paul wrote to the Ephesians that we have salvation by faith in Christ, but “this is not your own doing, it is God’s gift” (Eph. 2:8 G N B). However, while faith is God’s gift, and it is the Spirit who gives the increase, it does not obviate or make superfluous the preaching and educational responsibility of the Christian community. On the contrary, if one’s faith response to God’s grace is to become and remain explicitly Christian, then the Christian community must share its lived faith, making accessible the tradition of faith embodied in the community. New members must be introduced to it and old ones supported in their journey toward mature faith and greater faithfulness. This paper examines the meaning, importance and practice of Christian education in the church of Christ.

Key words: Christian community, teaching/learning, Christian Education.

Author Biodata: KRIS EWONTOMAH PhD is a Lecturer at the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon – Ghana. Email: drewuntomah@gmail.com