Welcome to SPCE Online, the virtual meeting place for evangelical Christian Educators!
Who We Are
The members of our organization (the Society of Professors in Christian Education) are people who have committed their lives to equip the saints to do the work of Christian ministry, particularly in the areas of teaching and discipleship.
Our members teach and train people in areas that include:
- Age Group Ministry (children, youth, emerging adults, adults, senior adults)
- Spiritual Formation and Discipleship
- Administration and Leadership
- Parachurch and Local Church Ministry
- Cross-Cultural Ministry
- Christian Higher Education
Our membership is comprised of those whose profession is or will be to equip leaders for ministry.
Many of our members are professors who teach in Christian education positions in Bible and Liberal Arts Colleges or Universities, Seminaries, and Divinity Schools.
Lots of others are graduate or doctoral students preparing for positions in church, denominational, parachurch, or academic institutions.
Still others are professional ministers serving in local church congregations or other Christian non-profits. But everyone in our organization is committed to the ideals of “teaching them to observe everything [Christ] commanded” and to “equip the saints to do the work of the ministry.”
What We Do
SPCE exists to bring ministry professionals and professors together for equipping, encouragement, and education.
We do this by providing this ever-improving digital destination, which serves as our virtual home throughout the year. So whether our SPCE friends and members are serving in the United States or around the world, they can meet, engage, interact, and draw strength through one another. As you will see, our website provides things like:
- Blog Posts with over a dozen major categories of content
- Audio Podcasts
- Learning Portfolios
- Photo Albums
- Downloadable Digital Library
- Social Media Accounts
- Devotional Area
- Discussion Forums
- Opportunities to Share Your Work
- And too much more to mention!
We hope you’ll check out these resources… each designed to resource you for your ministry.
For those wanting to cultivate deeper connections and to gain the many benefits of being united for a common cause, we provide several membership benefits to those who become part of our organization through an annual membership fee paid by individuals or their organizations. These fees provide the resources of this website, and other goods, services, and resources. Learn more.
We also provide an annual conference each year in mid-to-late October at different places throughout the United States where our domestic and global members gather for 3 days and 2 nights of fun, faith, fellowship, and fulfilling learning opportunities. Each annual conference has a theme, professional and academic presentations on a host of ministry-related and educational topics, plus time for fellowship and professional networking. There we also showcase products and services from our valuable ministry partners who serve as exhibitors at our conferences. In fact, many of our members are published authors who have written the textbooks and articles widely used within the many institutions and ministries represented by our organization. It’s really amazing.
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