Adult Ministries in the Church

This course follows Knowles’ andragogical model of education, emphasizing such key subjects as how adults learn, how to structure the classroom, and how to facilitate learning.


How do adults learn? What are the most successful ways to teach them? This course presents principles of adult education and their application to various adult age levels within the church. Learners explore theories in young, middle, and older adult education, and examine successful ministries to singles, single parents, and families. The course promotes Knowles’ andragogical model of adult education, emphasizing such important subjects as how adults learn, how structure the classroom, and how to facilitate learning.

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  1. Understand a basic biblical theology of adult education.
  2. Develop a “psychology of adulthood,” especially a grasp of adult learning theories.
  3. Analyze the characteristics and developmental areas of the three general adult age groups (young, middle, and senior).
  4. Develop a philosophy of ministering to various sub-groups among the church’s adults (e.g., singles, single parents, divorced, ill, and elderly).
  5. Apply the principles of adult education to church ministry.
  • I felt this course was very interesting and informative. It offered practical & logical solutions for adult education courses. It stressed the moving from knowledge to understanding to application which is essential if progress is to be made.

    — Kim
  • An excellent course!

    — Russell
  • An excellent course!

    — Russell
  • Very different perspective. Opened my eyes.

    — Sandra
  • Excellent

    — Douglas
  • This course has been a great help for me and my quest to learn all I can and share it with my Adult Sunday school course.

    — Richard

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Course Details

  • 24 Lessons
  • 25 Activities
  • 1 Assessment
  • 24 Min Average
  • 19 Hrs Minimum
  • Course Award

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Kenneth O. Gangel, PhD (1935-2009)