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ERIC Number: ED015366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 10
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THE EMERGENCE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION.
ADAMS, HENRY BABCOCK
THE CRISIS OVER RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, RAPID SOCIAL CHANGE, THE KNOWLEDGE EXPLOSION, AND AVAILABILITY OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO A PHENOMENAL EMERGENCE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR MINISTERS. BECAUSE CONTINUING EDUCATION IS MORE LIKELY TO BE ACTION RESEARCH, IT MUST ASK WHAT THE CHURCH'S MISSION IS AND WHAT METHODS ARE MOST EFFECTIVE IN ACHIEVING THE OBJECTIVES OF MISSION. THIS PROMISES TO SET A NEW CENTER OF GRAVITY FOR THEOLOGIZING--IN A CONTINUING DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE THEOLOGICAL FACULTIES AND MATURE AND EXPERIENCED MINISTERS. THE CONSENSUS AND SUPPORT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION MUST HAVE PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON CHANGES IN PRE-ORDINATION EDUCATION--THEOLOGICAL STUDIES MAY BE SEEN AS THE SOURCE FOR THEORIES WHICH ARE CONFIRMED OR REFINED BY PRACTICE, STUDIES FOR ORDINATION SHOULD PREPARE MINISTERS FOR A LIFE OF CONTINUOUS LEARNING, METHODS MUST BE THOSE BEST SUITED TO THE MATURE ADULT, AND THEOLOGICAL SCHOOLS SHOULD SEE THEIR PART IN THE EDUCATIONAL FUNCTION OF THE CHURCH AND PROVIDE FOR THE NECESSARY INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES AND FACULTY CAPABLE OF ASSISTING THE EDUCATION OF MATURE, PRACTICING MINISTERS. (EB)
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