Additional Training Session!
the Reverend Dr. William L. Dols, Jr.
Bill Dols, founding editor of BibleWorkbench, (bio) will be leading an Educational Center Maieutic Method Training seminar in Charlotte, NC on June 15 -16, 2012
Details: $50 per person includes the workshop, all materials, Friday supper and Saturday box lunch.
- Friday, June 15 ~ 6:00 – 9:00 PM
- Saturday, June 16 ~ 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Myers Park Baptist Church
1900 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
Capacity is limited. Reserve your space early! Contact us Continue reading
Bill Dols, founding editor of BibleWorkbench, (read his bio) will be leading an Educational Center Maieutic Method Training seminar in Charlotte, NC on June 1 (evening) and June 2 (8:30 – 3:00), 2012. Cost: $50 includes the workshop, materials, and supper and box lunch.
Capacity is limited so reserve your space early! For more information and reservations: Contact us
Our method is called maieutic, from the Greek, referring to one who assists and supports the birth of a new child. The Maieutic facilitator aids the groups’ participants via a disciplined posing of questions. Maieutic Method Training is used by leader/facilitators of BibleWorkbench and by educators, psychologists, and workshop and planning session facilitators across many disciplines and industries. Read more here: The Method
This past week we held our annual Editors and Writers meeting at the Educational Center offices in Charlotte. Each year, this gathering gives the folks who write and edit BibleWorkbench the opportunity to catch up with one another, to learn what’s new with BibleWorkbench, and to consider what directions we might take in the coming months. Continue reading
Since I last posted here, I had the opportunity to travel to Charlotte, NC, and to meet with the staff of the Educational Center, the folks that publish BibleWorkbench. Sheila Ennis, Executive Director of the Center, and Melissa Meyer, our office staff person (whose gracious presence many of you have met over the phone as you have called the center) and I spent a productive couple of days talking about how to make BibleWorkbench more attractive and useful for our readers. Watch for some significant changes coming your way, especially as we begin a new year at the end of November.
Most evident will be the shift from seven issues a year to six. We have been roughly paralleling the Revised Common Lectionary readings that are shared by many churches. Due to the nature of the church year, and especially the differing length of the period between Advent and Lent, issues of BibleWorkbench varied greatly in the number of sundays they would include.
We will continue to draw our texts from the Revised Common Lectionary, but rather than trying to set the issues by the church seasons, we will publish six issues a year. All the Sundays will be included, but the issues will be more uniform in size and allow us to have a more regular publishing schedule.
Watch for more changes coming your way and be sure to let us know how they work for you!