Professor Emeritus, Educational Studies
History and Philosophy of Christian Education; Theories of Learning; Leadership; Program Planning; Human Development; Problem and Trends in Children and Youth Ministry; Problem and Trends in Adult Ministry; Instructional Media; Contemporary Trends in Christian Education; Evangelism and Church Growth; Church Planting; The Art of Motivation; Synoptic Gospels; Revelation; Bible Interpretation and Study Techniques; Research Writing; Christian Home; Homiletics I and II, Communication I and II; Supervision of Interns and Student Teachers; Doctor of Ministries Orientation Module; Leadership Module
PublicationsYouth program books for Scripture Press publications:
Out of Your Family Tree and My Personal Happening.
Articles in Success With Youth's Leadership Library:
Three part article in "Methods of Bible Study"; three part article on "Counseling Youth"; a two part article on "Summer Missionary Trips".
Articles in Journal of Christian Education, published by Scripture Press Ministries:
"Building A Philosophical Foundation", Spring 1991.
"God's Blueprint for the Church";
Articles in Didaskalia, published by Providence Seminary:
"Teaching Acts for All It's Worth", October 1990.
"Wonderings on Worship", March 1990.
"Some Musings on the Divorce Question", November 1989.
Article in Christian Education Today, published by Accent Publishing Company:
Articles in Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education edited by Michael Anthony, Baker Book House, 2001
Chapter on "Youth Ministry" in An Introduction to Christian Education edited by Werner C. Graendorf, Moody Press, 1981.
Developed a video course on Biblical Interpretation (1992) for Providence Theological Seminary
Developed three on-line courses (Biblical Interpretation, Leadership and Theories of Learning) for Providence Theological Seminary
Professional Associations And RolesNational Association of Professors of Christian Education
Evangelical Free Church of America Ministerial
Evangelical Free Church of Canada Ministerial
Chair, Projects LAMBS
Chair, Missions Committee, Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church, Steinbach, MB
EmploymentFirst United Methodist Church, Minister of youth, 1963–67;
Wheaton Evangelical Free Church, Minister of Christian Education, 1968–70;
Grace College of the Bible, Chairman, Department of Christian Education, 1970–83;
Providence Theological Seminary, 1983–.
HobbiesI enjoy all sports, perferrably playing than watching.
I also enjoy crossword puzzles.
Greatest interest is chocolate.
Personal DataFamily: married to Susan Elwell July 13, 1963
The Providence faculty exhibit a diversity of theological backgrounds, including Anglican, Baptist, Mennonite, Pentecostal, Free Church, and others.
The goal of a Providence education is to enable students to understand and support their own traditions better. We offer opportunity for each student to understand their own denominational distinctives in relation to Christians of other backgrounds.
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