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Finding resources for your church adult education ministry can be hard. We are here to help! Join Nathan Guy (of "the Teaching Guys"), minister of adult education at Sherrod Avenue Church of Christ, as he shares helpful insights, conducts exciting interviews with authors and church leaders, offers sample classes, and discusses things learned along the way. Each episode provides powerful tools to help you develop or reimagine your own class, your small group ministry, or an entire adult education program. Follow us @avenueforfaith (fb/tw/inst), and subscribe to my weekly e-mail at nathanguy.substack.com.

Finding resources for your church adult education ministry can be hard. We are here to help! Join Nathan Guy (of "the Teaching Guys"), minister of adult education at Sherrod Avenue Church of Christ, as he shares helpful insights, conducts exciting interviews with authors and church leaders, offers sample classes, and discusses things learned along the way. Each episode provides powerful tools to help you develop or reimagine your own class, your small group ministry, or an entire adult education program. Follow us @avenueforfaith (fb/tw/inst), and subscribe to my weekly e-mail at nathanguy.substack.com.

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Finding resources for your church adult education ministry can be hard. We are here to help! Join Nathan Guy (of "the Teaching Guys"), minister of adult education at Sherrod Avenue Church of Christ, as he shares helpful insights, conducts exciting interviews with authors and church leaders, offers sample classes, and discusses things learned along the way. Each episode provides powerful tools to help you develop or reimagine your own class, your small group ministry, or an entire adult education program. Follow us @avenueforfaith (fb/tw/inst), and subscribe to my weekly e-mail at nathanguy.substack.com.

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English


Episodes

Transformational: Putting Our Teaching Into Practice (w/Randy Harris) | Episode 10

3/14/2021
What does it look like to "live out" the lessons we teach in our classes? What if our groups were covenant groups, committed to doing just that? In this tenth episode, we look at the importance of weekly expectations, follow up, follow through, and communal commitment. My featured guest today is Randy Harris. For 32 years, Randy taught Bible, theology, philosophy and ethics, first at Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN) then at Abilene Christian University (Abilene, TX). He says that, if he...

Duration:00:22:16

The Gospel Project: Reading the Bible Through the Lens of the Gospel (w/Dr. Scott Adair) | Episode 9

3/7/2021
What are the essentials of the faith? How do we teach our members and remember them ourselves? We can look at the recurring themes in the speeches in Acts, or the 7 ones of Ephesians 4, or the basic elements laid out in the early Christian creeds. But what if those same basic elements are displayed dramatically in our baptism? In this ninth episode (and part 2 of our "theologically grounded" discussion), we explore the gospel which defines the essence of our faith, and learn how to read...

Duration:00:19:09

Theologically Grounded (w/Dr. Ed Gallagher & Dr. Keith Stanglin) | Episode 8

2/28/2021
Theology is the pursuit of believing right and true things about God. This involves reading Scripture, studying church history, and engaging with Christians throughout the ages in reasoned reflection. Why is theology so important, and what value does it have for the church? In this eighth episode, we consider how theology provides a framework for uncovering the central truths of the Christian faith, and grounds the church in its mission, calling, and identity. My featured guests today are...

Duration:00:30:46

Biblically Rooted (w/Dr. Keith Stanglin, Jennifer Gerhardt, & Randy Harris) | Episode 7

2/21/2021
Scripture First. Sounds easy. But what does it look like for a stand-alone class as well as an entire adult ministry program to be "biblically rooted"? In this seventh episode, I sit down with a world-class theologian and get his take on the importance of putting Scripture first, and helping others learn to love the Bible. My featured guest today is Dr. Keith Stanglin. Keith is a professor of Scripture and historical theology at Austin Graduate School of Theology (in Austin, Texas), a...

Duration:00:20:27

Empower & Equip (w/Seth Madaris) | Episode 6

2/14/2021
What does it look like to be in a ministry that equips and empowers members? In this sixth episode, we interview a Spiritual Formations minister who provides some encouragement to be on mission to spark passion in people for ministry. My guest today is Seth Madaris. Seth serves as the Minister of Spiritual Formation at the Gateway Church of Christ in Pensacola, Florida. Seth began his career as a probations officer, but found a home in youth ministry before settling into his new role three...

Duration:00:31:35

Attractive: Creating A Welcoming Atmosphere (w/Josh Kingcade, Seth Madaris, & Bob Turner) | Episode 5

2/8/2021
What are some simple ways to transform your classroom into a welcome space for first-time visitors? In this fifth episode, we answer this question--for both in-person or virtual classes--while addressing the importance of anticipating the perceptions and needs of both visitors and members you want to invite into a deeper relationship with Christ. Segments of this episode feature quotes from Josh Kingcade, Seth Madaris, and Bob Turner. Josh has been on the program before, and serves as...

Duration:00:35:30

On Mission (w/Justin & Jennifer Gerhardt) | Episode 4

2/1/2021
What does it take for an entire church or ministry program to be on mission? In this fourth episode, we are asking a ministry couple who's mission statement--"Live Love"--defined every aspect of their church. My guests today are Justin & Jennifer Gerhardt. For 10 years, Justin served as the preaching minister for the Round Rock Church of Christ, and is now the creator and host of the podcast Holy Ghost Stories. Jennifer is a well-respected author (JL Gerhardt) and Bible class teacher. For...

Duration:00:18:37

Informed: Who Are Adult Learners? (w/Justin & Jennifer Gerhardt) | Episode 3

1/27/2021
Who are adult learners and how can you best provide what they need? In this third episode, we are laying out five things adult learners ARE, two things they are NOT, several things they WANT, and nine essential things they NEED. Sections of this podcast feature Justin & Jennifer Gerhardt. For 10 years, Justin served as the preaching minister for the Round Rock Church of Christ, and is now the creator and host of the podcast Holy Ghost Stories. Jennifer is a well-respected author (JL...

Duration:00:15:59

Intentional: Developing A Vision For The Great Commission | Episode 2

1/18/2021
What does it look like for an adult education program to be intentional about the mission of Jesus? In this second episode, we lay out the broad vision--modeled on Matthew 28--of a program centered on inviting others to start their journey with Christ, grow in grace and knowledge, and lead others into greater discipleship. In this episode, we cover several key topics including: Why is adult education needed? (1:09)Common saying guaranteed to destroy and ruin a vision (7:35)START: focus on...

Duration:00:22:32

Starting An Adult Education Ministry: Essential Ingredients (w/Josh Kingcade) | Episode 1

1/18/2021
What are the essential ingredients in a healthy adult education ministry? In this first podcast, we answer this while also laying out our own core principles and values as a ministry team at Sherrod Avenue as we pursue developing a full-fledged comprehensive program that glorifies Jesus and changes lives. My guest today is Josh Kingcade, Education Minister at the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. A 2000 member church, Memorial Road has long been a leader in Christian...

Duration:00:22:37

What Avenue For Faith Is All About | Episode 0

1/18/2021
So you’re a Sunday school teacher, a small group leader, or a church staff member wanting to get the very best out of your adult education ministry. Knowing where to start, what to look for, or even finding resources can be hard. Have you ever wanted to listen in for tips and tricks, sample classes, and get words of wisdom and encouragement along the way as you build up your own ministry at your church? So have I. That’s why I created “Avenue for Faith,” a weekly podcast that charts out...

Duration:00:01:21