SMI Webinar 2017 3 01

 "Even though biblical knowledge is the starting point, knowledge alone does not transform learners." -Dr. Milt Uecker

As a Released Time teacher, you're in a unique position to help students connect the Bible with real life. Could you use some tips in preparing lessons to transform learners? Do you want to know how to more effectively reach the students you serve to see spiritual growth and change?

Whether you're a new or an experienced teacher, our experts in this engaging webinar will teach you effective techniques for crafting Bible lessons that lead to transformation in the lives of your released time students.

Through a presentation and discussion by a panel of experienced Bible teachers, you will learn how to:

  • Realize the importance of knowing the learner as a critical starting point
  • Strategize the essential elements of an effective lesson
  • Bridge the classroom and real life
  • Develop a mental template for lesson prep
  • Teach with a focus on student growth and change
  • Discover types of Bible study questions to ask, and guidelines for wording them

Even though understanding and acting upon Truth is foundational to growth, the means to this end is often not incorporated within lessons. God wants to use you to not just educate your students about Him, but to lead them to true transformation in Him! Will you join us to learn how?

Milt UeckerDr. Milton V. Uecker: Professor Emeritus Columbia International University, School Ministries Board Member, M.Ed. University of Texas, Ed.D University of Virginia

  • Dr. Uecker has worked within elementary schools and teacher education for more than 40 years. Prior to joining the faculty of Columbia International University in 1995, he served for four years as associate professor at Regent University.
  • A teacher within an International School in Seoul, Korea, Dr.Uecker was also an administrator of early childhood programs in both Texas and Virginia.
  • Dr. Uecker is a national and international conference speaker and a contributor to the Christian Early Education and Christian School Education journals for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Dr. Uecker views placing God's Word at the center of the curriculum as essential to the Christian school movement.

Terry PowellDr.Terry D. Powell: Professor of Church Ministry Columbia International University, Wheaton College, Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

  • Dr. Powell joined the faculty of CIU's Seminary & School of Ministry after teaching Family and Church Education in the Bible College from 1981 until 2010; he has taught Church Ministry from 2010 until the present. Before CIU, he taught at Southeastern Bible College and served as a director of Christian Education.
  • Dr. Powell has written several books, including Now That's a Good Question: How to Lead Quality Bible Discussions and three books in the Daring Disciple Series.
  • A member of the North American Professors of Christian Education, Dr. Powell has ministered cross-culturally in Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya, Korea, St. Vincent, Grenada, St. Lucia, India, Sri Lanka and Switzerland.


Laura Hucks Laura Hucks: Founder and Board member, Teacher and Program Director, Coastal School Ministries, Master's Student at Victorious Christian Life Institue and Webster University.

  • Mrs. Hucks has served with Coastal School Ministries, a released time Bible education program, since its inception in 2000. Her greatest joy has been watching God transform student’s lives through the daily teaching of the Bible.
  • After eight years of teaching, Mrs. Hucks now assists with teacher training, curriculum support, and school networking.
  • Currently, she is completing her master’s degrees in both Biblical counseling and mental health counseling. In addition to being a member of Palmetto Shores Church, she also teaches a community women’s Bible study.

Nathan Aylestock

Nathan Aylestock: Westminster Catawba Christian School Middle and High School Bible Teacher, M.A. in Education and Counseling Columbia International University

  • Since 2012, Mr.Aylestock has taught at Westminster Catawba Christian School seventh grade Old Testament Survey, eighth grade New Testament


    Survey, and ninth grade Biblical Hermeneutics and the Gospel of John.
  • Mr.Aylestock also teaches a Shop Class for middle school boys, where they learn practical life skills like auto mechanics, woodworking and outdoor living.

   Interested in CEU's?

We're pleased to offer you one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for $25 through Liberty University.

In addition to webinar registration and attendance for the entire session, requirements include:

Webinar registration and attendance for the entire session Read ONE of the following books:

  • Creative Bible Teaching by Lawrence 0. Richards and Gary J. Bredfeldt Published in 1998 by Moody Bible Institute, ISBN 0-8024-1644-6
  • Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley and Lane Jones. Published in 2006 by Multnomah Books, ISBN 1-59052-514-0

Journal your significant insights from the webinar and reading, including:

  • Two lists: one list of ten listening, and one list of ten viewing insights or "big ideas," for a total of 20, including points you're already doing or think would be helpful to apply
  • Conclude two things you'll commit to doing as a result of listening


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