The Relationship Between Preparatory Time and Study Resources with Adult Christian Education Curriculum Resources at Highpoint Baptist Church Eight Mile, Alabama
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Teaching and Learning
The purpose of this study was to analyze a possible relationship between two catalysts: the amount of time and the number of Bible study resources teachers use in preparation to teach Sunday school with Christian education curriculum resources. The precedent literature of this study validates that the goal of Christian education is spiritual transformation. However, statistics confirm that a significant number of Christians are not spiritually impacted. Using the Shepherd Scale Survey, members of adult Sunday school classes at Highpoint Baptist Church in Mile High, Alabama were surveyed at the beginning and end of thirteen weeks of classes to determine whether there was a relationship between the catalysts and the curriculum resources. During that time, teachers logged their preparation activities. This study revealed that spiritual growth occurred at the end of testing time, however, there is no relationship between preparatory time and Bible study resources with the curriculum resources. The implications of this study reveal that Christian education teaching and learning requires effective teaching.