Religious Education

A part of my ministry work is in religious education;  I call myself a religious educator.  However, the word “educator”is misleading here. Almost all of this work is helping congregants learn from experiences of the seven types described in this website, and ensuring this learning happens in a culture of care and acceptance.  Only two of the Seven Experiences remotely resemble school-type education.  The religious learning we want is most profoundly experiential learning.

Others who do this work in our denomination have titles such as “Director of Religious Growth and Learning” or “Minister of Faith Development and Religious Education.”   These titles are harder to say and more descriptive of the work we do.

Rev. George Buchanan