ERIC Number: ED211167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Church and the Community College: Partnership in Ministry. Perspectives on the Church and the Community College, Paper Number Eighteen.
Tiemann, William H.
The successful partnership in education established between churches and community colleges in the Dallas area is reviewed in this paper. First, the background to local church involvement in ministering to the colleges is described, and the reasons for working jointly are outlined. Then, the development of campus ministries and ministry councils on the Dallas community college campuses is traced. Next, the involvement of St. Mark Presbyterian Church with Eastfield College is recounted. The paper describes several of their joint activities, including college courses offered at the church; several efforts focusing on older adults, e.g., a Senior Citizens Camp; a project to improve the quality of life in the community; the provision of inexpensive quality testing and guidance for dropouts and adults changing careers; the development of programs and activities for singles; cooperative activities in child development and early childhood education; the organization of an international student exchange program; and church involvement in curriculum development. The paper concludes with a rationale for breaking down the barriers between churches and colleges, arguing that each seeks to minister to community needs and that the institutions can work closely and fruitfully together to meet the needs of their often overlapping memberships. (HB)
Descriptors: Church Programs, Church Responsibility, Church Role, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges
UME Communication Office, c/o Educational Ministries--ABC, Valley Forge, PA 19481 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Ministries in Education, Valley Forge, PA.