Discipling Discipline in the Christian School
DISCIPLING DISCIPLINE IN THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL was written for dedicated Christian teachers to help them focus on the singular opportunity they have ... Show synopsis DISCIPLING DISCIPLINE IN THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL was written for dedicated Christian teachers to help them focus on the singular opportunity they have in touching the eternal souls and spiritual lives of God's young people. This book is a call to all Christian teachers to be as effective as possible in preparing young people for a life of discipleship. The readers will find foundational building blocks and practical strategies that enable them to be successful in carrying out the mission and ministry of any Christian school. The author offers antidotes to secular trends that stifle the goals of Christian instruction. This Bible based, hands on approach to discipline can be useful to the novice as well as the veteran teacher. At the end of each chapter, the book, intended to be used as a study guide, poses questions that can be worked through alone or with colleagues. Reverend Bickel has a wealth of experience in the field of Christian education. He is the third generation in a family of educators associated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He attended a Christian school from his earliest days and now teaches in a Lutheran High School. As an ordained pastor, he has always served churches that provided Christian day schools and Sunday schools. He received his undergraduate degree in education from Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska and his Masters of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has served as pastor, principal, coach, athletic director, choir director, and religion department chair. His heart is in the classroom and his devotion is to Jesus Christ and the young Christians who need to hear the "Good News." His desire is to extend God's kingdom through education, using Jesus' example as the Master Teacher.