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Reaching every student: How you can prepare lessons that reach all of the students you serve.

June 25th @ 3:30 PM 

With Dr. Kezia McNeal Curry and Frank Shimkus

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Our Speakers

KeziaPromoShotWebDr. Kezia McNeal Curry

Dr. Kezia McNeal Curry is the founder of Global Kaleidoscope, LLC, education consulting. As an educator for over 25 years and certified Gallup Strengthsfinder Coach, her work in teacher education and educational research focuses on culturally relevant pedagogy, interdisciplinary curriculum and instruction, strengths-based education, and culinary connections to social justice. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Columbia International University. Prior to her marriage to an active duty U.S. Army Chaplain, she was a faculty member at Georgia State University. Her career in education began in the greater Atlanta area, teaching fourth and sixth grades.  In this webinar, we will look at the role of culture on teaching and learning the Bible. The diversity of personalities, abilities, life experiences, and ethnic family traditions that students bring to the classroom can influence their understanding of God. The scriptures provide helpful examples and foundational principles for effectively communicating the Good News of the Gospel using a culturally relevant approach.

Frank ShimkusWebFrank Shimkus

Frank Shimkus serves as the family pastor at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia, SC. He has served at Shandon for nine years and was a student pastor in Charlotte, NC for four years before that. During his time at Shandon, he has seen the student ministry grow by nearly 75% and has helped Shandon’s student ministry get on the Southern Baptist Convention’s Student Ministry Top 100 list several times for student baptisms. Frank is married to his beautiful wife Ericka, and they are expecting their fifth child. The Millennials are gone, and Gen Z is here. This talk will breakdown their identity, shed light on their value system, and give them practical ways to reach them with the Gospel.

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