The Role of Teaching

Harold W. Burgess (From the Bristol House Collection)

A true foundational text for students of Christian ministry. The book has excerpts from key primary sources, insightful analysis and practical application from Harold Burgess on the role of teaching as a means of sustaining the church.

Burgess speaks to those who are eager to ground their students in something more solid than the latest ministry fads.

Part I:  Historical Review

  • Catechetical processes of the early church and reformation church eras 
  • Changes in education brought about by the Enlightenment period
  • The context of Sunday School as a ministry 
  • Roots and forms of the Small Groups Movement of the later 20th century
Part II:  Perspectives & Principles in Christian Education
  • Examines the role of education in different stages of life:  children, youth & adults
  • Author's personal stories of his ministry experience.