DEC Adult Education Core Values
To Equip the people of DEC for ministry. By teaching about the bible and addressing topics biblically, Adult Education will equip believers to lead others to Jesus and grow deeper in their faith while using what they have learned to serve the church. Adult Education will also develop knowledge within the people of DEC towards transformation; to take the knowledge of God and live a life driven by faith and wisdom.
Ephesians 4:11-13 “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
Proverbs 17:27 “The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.”
Colossians 1:10 “We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”
Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
To Empower the people at DEC to use what they have learned in a class and use it to grow closer to Christ, discover their own giftedness, and teach others about God's word who have never heard it.
Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Romans 12:6-8 “Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.”
John 17:3,17 “And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent...sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.