The God Business And The Religion Business Are Not The Same. Religion Teaches Man Who To Hate And Exclude, God Is The Synbol Of Love, Churches Should Teach How To Love God And Love Your Neighbor

Transformational Leadership Project, The Church As A University Rather Than A Hospital For Sinners. Problem Based Learning Project

Statement of the Problem Churches have failed many communities located in areas that serve minority populations, and young people are questioning the need to attend church. If churches cannot help them to improve the quality of their lives, the lives of families or make a dent in the crime population, then how effective are they? If more children, in some neighborhoods, go to prison than to universities, then why should young people consider singing the praises to a God who appears to be indifferent to daily needs? It almost appears as if some churches have been bought off by the crime industry and told to keep the people quiet while crime continues. Is there a pay off for ineffective churches, or has some deal been made with the devil guaranteeing no interference with business as usual?

Crime is a multibillion-dollar business, and the last thing a money business needs is for intellectual thinking people to affect the bottom financial line. Smart people make poor customers for the crime industry, and it may be the role of the church to keep people dumb and uninformed, and working for a ticket to get to heaven. Problem is, the ticket to heaven requires a death sacrifice, and therefore our youth should not be working so hard for that early entrance. Living life and living it more abundantly should be the role and the message of the church and not funeral arrangement centers for those cut short in a confused struggle about life. Save the children, save the future should be the call of the church, and saving the youth is accomplished through education. Parents should be abandoning communities, churches and schools, which do not help them to achieve earthly goals. Churches should be designed to identify, reduce and prevent prison attendance? Zip codes in some neighborhoods are used to determine the human resources of prisons and universities. What part can and does the church play in determining the demographical success of major institutions in directing the future of our youth?

This project is suggesting that churches come together over the common goal of saving children, rather than fight over turf and individual control over populations. Fighting to save souls could result in losing the whole body, and churches should become more involved in life battles.

An educated person can better care for the soul, and the care of the soul starts with the care of the mind. The mind is the home of the soul, and as such requires care focus and maintenance. The American system has always required a special and respectful partnership between church and state in an effort to encourage a high performing and effective citizen. These major institutions need each other, and present record suggests that there is a breakdown in this required relationship. There must be conversations on how these important arms of society can legally contribute their intellectual energies to our youth. This suggests that care and concern should be given to what type and quality of information is presented to individuals preparing to enter the teaching profession. What factors determine the identification and expectations of students with whom uninformed teachers are expected to work? Are teachers programmed to expect failure from select students, and does that expectation influence their level of instructional preparation and delivery? If the answer is yes, then major changes must be made in the American educational system.

If teachers, community leaders, and even some parents give up on kids and teenagers before they enter classroom, and receive no opposition from the local standing church, how does it benefit a child to learn about a caring Father from a minister who is barely able to put food on his own table? This failure and resistance of young people to come to church, affects the bottom financial line and survival of the church. The simple fact is, people do not want to live in neighborhoods with failing schools, and people attend church in the neighborhoods in which they live. Failure of the schools directly affects the failure of churches in some neighborhoods. Churches, for its own survival must get into the education business, and must be an active participant in the lives of the young people and families. This project seeks to address this issue by holding courses and workshops for teachers to help them to become more effective in the classroom.

This involves a great leadership challenge for pastors. It is asking them to open their churches to the community as learning centers and spiritual centers. It also ask them to provide an opportunity for teachers in the community to come into the church before going to teaching assignments in the community in order to get spiritual centered as a preparation for effective teaching. Parents and children will also be encouraged to attend morning service before going to work or school. Pastors could have a blessing ceremony for children before they go to school. Children will be encouraged to know that they have been blessed, and as such will be able to perform satisfactorily in the school environment. Workshops for teachers could be held to provide spiritual and emotional support for new teachers in an effort to encourage them to remain in the teaching profession. These workshops can be held in select local churches as joined ventures. Interdisciplinary Sources used in the Project · Educational theory and Practice · Sociology · Psychology and religion · Metaphysics · Child Development and Theories of Piaget · Curriculum and Instruction · Administration and Supervision · Leadership Behavior and Job Satisfaction · Anthropology and religion · Urban Studies and religion · History of the United States · Immigration and the Peopling of America · Art Appreciation · NY State requirements in education and certification Course Syllabus Interfaith Spiritual Teaching Methodology for Teachers Course Description This course provides methods of teaching strategies for individuals who are planning to enter the teaching career, or who are in the teaching professions and interested in expanding teaching skills. Purpose The purpose of this course is to help individuals prepare themselves for successful teaching experiences. The preparation for teaching is a complicated and long process. Individuals who are interested in entering the field should devote time for prayer and reflections to determine if this is the field that they are willing to prepare to enter. This course will focus on the preparation process. Students will learn how to develop a degree plan, which satisfies New York State guidelines for certification to teach in schools in the New York State area. The course will give an overview of the Liberal Arts curriculum required by the state, city and local counties. Students will learn how to select courses, which focuses on theory, content and practical applicability rather than on political and social issues that do not relate to effectives in the classroom. Process · Reviewing the “call” to teach · Selecting the path and the process · Recognizing hidden agendas and hidden curriculums in materials. · Spiritual directions from within · Securing permission from students to enter into a spiritual learning contract with them · Understanding the “ I Thou” relationship in effective teaching · How to know the subject? · How to break down the subject? · How to know when the learning has occurred. Pay Off Students will understand what it means to be an effective teacher, and will develop a guide portfolio guide to help them through the process Experience, Learning and Spiritual Formation This is designed to be an 18 week course, it can however be shortened. All sessions are taught by certified teachers and experienced educational professionals. Careful attention and respect is given to legal requirements regarding separation of church and state. This program does not teach religious principles or doctrine, it encourages individuals to focus on the spiritual essence and teach at a higher level of performance. Sessions This Week…………………….Next Week Session 1 Overview of course…….. Session 2 The Law and Education/Separation of Church and State Session 3 Liberal Arts Curriculum Session 4……………………Mind, Body and Soul of a Teacher Session 5 Elective Courses in Education Session 6… The Peopling of America Field Trip Ellis Island Session 7 Sharing Cultures /American Culture Session 8 The Process of Effective Teaching Session 9…………………..Spiritual Instructional Preparation (Lesson Planning) Session 10 Cooperative Learning ( Special Needs students) Session 11 The Parent, The Child and the School Session 12…………………Spiritual Classroom Management Session 13 Spiritual Instructional Delivery Session 14 Creating Spiritual Learning Environments Session 15 Art Appreciation…Field Trip Museum Session 16…………………Portfolio Presentations Session 17 Portfolio Presentations Session 18 Presentation of Portfolio Students will select one topic from the Liberal Arts curriculum write a two-page paper on the topic. Students will make a presentation on the topic. Students will make a copy of their report for each class member. Students will keep all papers in  portfolios and present them at the end of the term. Students may copy material, just cite source of the material. Required Students will be required to go to the library to obtain information on the Liberal Arts curriculum. Students may also down load information from the Internet. Students will also be required to develop portfolios, which they will be able to use as teaching aids. These portfolios will contain all information received in class, and also information and pictures taken on field trips. The course involves two field trips. · Ellis Island– The purpose of this trip is to get current information on the peopling of America. Students will be able to obtain information on how and why people came to the New World. This information is very helpful in preparation for the New York State Teachers examination. It is also helpful in balancing information relating to ethnic diversity in the Americas, and its contributions to the New World. · The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City. This trip will provide information on Ancient History and provide information necessary for teaching in a postmodern world with a more realistic appreciation of the contributions of a multicultural world. This is an Experience, Learning and Spiritual Formation course. Students will be expected to experience information they will need to be effective teachers. Students will learn how to use information effectively in classroom presentations to help children. Teachers will experience a spiritual formation process, which will help them use a higher power to become more effective instrument of God. This project includes the following. A strategic Planning Chart StrategiesIn sequence if necessary What is to be accomplished(Task) Who is responsible(Key person) How is this to beAccomplished When is it to be accomplished Resources needed, people, materials, facilities, funds AccountabilityWhat is to be reported to whom and by when Plan introductoryMeeting Invite selectParticipants Plan interfaithWeekday service Plan nurturingActivities,Teachers asExtended membersOf the family Supportive workshops Expectations · Churches, which become involved in the education needs of the community will have increased attendance in congregations · Teachers who are supported by faith based institutions will have a better relationship with the children and the community · Teachers who feel supported in the academic environment will consider staying longer in the profession · The improvement in academic preparation of the teacher will improve the academic climate of the community · Teachers who know the communities in which they work will have higher expectations of students · Spiritual transformation of teachers will have a positive effect on the academic performance of students · Spiritual transformation of teachers will have a positive effect on the job satisfaction of teachers. Pedagogical Outcome The proposed outcome will be: Ø Teachers will gain practical skills for classroom management Ø Teachers will have practical skills in spiritual management of student behaviors Ø Teachers will have practical skills in spiritual lesson planning Ø Teachers will have practical skills in spiritual instructional delivery Ø Teachers will have practical skills in perception and expectation of students made in the image and likeness an intelligent creative process. Evaluation Teachers will be interviewed before the project to determine what help they feel would be beneficial to them in making them a more confident teacher in the classroom. Select teachers will be asked to take part in the project. The teachers will promise to devote ten weeks to the project, and be willing to answer question concerning what effect, if any, participation had on their performance in the classroom, and their feeling about teaching and students in general. Question to be asked will include Pre questions § How long have you been teaching? § Are you a certified teacher? § In what state are you certified? § How was your teaching experience last year? § Do you plan to remain in the teaching profession? § How can we help you to achieve your goals? Post questions · How many weeks did you attend the program? · Did you attend the trips? · Were the trips helpful? · Did you meet any families? · Did the spiritual classroom management strategies help? · Did the spiritual managing student behavior strategies help? · What part of the course was most helpful? · What part was least helpful? · What affect, if any did the program have on your classroom performance? The church should be a place where teachers can come for refresher courses, parents can come to learn how to get children into college, and students can come to help them get ready for college. The church should be a total learning environment centered on the Christ Principles and the Fruit of the Spirit. Failing churches are failing because they are off track. The role of the church is to release the spirit within through knowing the God of the universe. Man does not have to be God for anything. God has provided all we need before we ask. Man must develop an awareness of what has been previously prepared from the dawn of creation. Prayer is for man, not for God, what you need and have are already present, prayer helps to remove the scales of blindness, the fear of walking and the death of spirit into a new awakening.

Churches should not be an extension of funeral homes preparing customers for final rest, by life revealing educational systems of God teaching about the joy of life.

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