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Sara Covin Juengst, a Columbia ...
Sara Covin Juengst, a Columbia Theological Seminary graduate and a former member of the seminary's faculty and staff, received the 2008 Award for Excellence in Theological Education from the Committee on Theological Education for the Presbyterian Church (USA).
She was recognized at the 218th General Assembly.
In addition to serving on the Columbia Seminary staff, she has been a church educator, campus minister, missionary in Zaire, and mission board staff member.
She has published six books and a PW Bible Study.
She is now the temporary supply pastor at Lincolnton Presbyterian Church in Georgia and resides in McCormick.
I have just added to the collection a book called Equipping the Saints: Teacher Training in the Church by Sara Covin Juengst (Westminster John Knox Press).It is a nine-month teacher-training course that covers biblical background, basic Christian beliefs, and good teaching techniques.Each segment contains thirteen sessions of interactive study, with lesson plans for each session.You could use it to establish a "teaching academy" in your congregation, or you could leave out the teaching skills section and use it for an "adult confirmation" program.The doctrinal section feels a little stiff to me, but is solidly within traditional reformed theology.Juengst is a Presbyterian minister and Christian educator who was formerly the director of continuing education for Columbia Theological Seminary. Most of the resources recommended in Juengst's book are in our collection.One of these just recently acquired is the Revised Bible Teacher Kit, published by Abingdon Press, which contains Bible background articles, a glossary, a timeline, various charts and maps, and a video with four segments: Segment I (12 minutes) Northern Palestine, Segment II (14 minutes) Southern Palestine, Segment III (15 minutes) Places Paul Visited, Segment IV (11 minutes) Life in Palestine.Borrow the kit to preview it; I bet you decide to purchase a copy for your church.Juengst also recommends the four-session video series produced by Gateway Films Discovering the Bible, which I have also highly recommended in this column, but which no one seems to borrow.
FOR A DAY WITH SARA JUENGSTAS SHE DISCUSSES HER BOOK,THE ROAD HOME, IMAGES FOR THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
...Sara Juengst is a Presbyterian minister, writer, retreat leader, and former Director of Continuing Education at Columbia Theological Seminary.She is a renowned writer and educator in Trinity Presbytery.
It is a great treat to have her
for this "day" at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church.
Decatur, GA— Sara Covin ...
Decatur, GA— Sara Covin Juengst, a Columbia Theological Seminary graduate and a former member of the seminary's faculty and staff, received the 2008 Award for Excellence in Theological Education from the Committee on Theological Education (COTE) for the Presbyterian Church (USA).Given each year since 1997, the award honors individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to theological education.Past recipients have included seminary presidents, foundation chairs, and theological educators.Juengst was nominated and chosen by COTE, which is made up of PC (USA) seminary presidents and representatives, as well as 13 church members-at-large.She was recognized at the 218th General Assembly of the PC (USA) in San Jose, CA on June 26. From 1985 to 1993, Juengst was director of continuing education at Columbia and was an instructor in Christian education.She has also served as a church educator, a missionary in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), a campus minister, and a mission board staff member.Juengst
has published six books on children and mission, as well as a Presbyterian women's Bible study.Currently, she is a temporary supply pastor at Lincolnton Presbyterian Church, Lincolnton, GA. Juengst completed a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1983.She received an honorary doctorate from Presbyterian College in 1994.
Minister Ralston Mitchell (Christian Education Minister) - First Baptist Church
Author Sara Covin Juengst in her book, Equipping the Saints, notes, "The purpose of Christian education is not to fill people's heads with biblical trivia.