Lora-Ellen McKinney provides both theoretical and practical guidance in virtually all areas of Christian education in the African American context. Using her training as a pediatric psychologist, the author explores learning styles of young children, pre-teens, teens, and adults and includes information on teaching individuals with special needs. This book's final section focuses on building a successful African-American Christian education program. Tips and recommended resources appear throughout.
Lora-Ellen McKinney provides a comprehensive resource that brings an African American perspective to Christian education. Providing both a theological and a practical guide, the author's inclusive approach offers recommendations, tips, guide questions, and references for educators working with a wide range of learners, including those with special needs. The result is an accessible book that offers educators a framework for teaching truth, faith, discipleship, training, and all of the Christian principles necessary to help Christians of African origin lead Christ-like lives in and outside of their communities. The in-depth sections include The Importance of Christian Education, Basic Teaching Skills and Learning Strategies, Succeeding with a Variety of Christian Education Venues and Formats, and Building a Successful Christian Education Program. An extensive appendix provides tools that churches can use in their educational programs, including information on Africans in the Bible, prayers, and Christian education conferences.