How do I demonstrate Competency 1? “Develop a basic understanding of biblical keys to the establishment and expansion of the first-century church and how to use these keys in the establishment and expansion of the global church.”
- You may use any evidence you have to demonstrate this or any competency.
- Most students use something associated with their work on Unit 1, Issue 2, Project 1 (“Write an annotated list of the keys to the establishment and expansion of the first-century church for each of the six “books” of Acts.”). Please note that this is the beginning of your work on a project that may be used to demonstrate the competency related to biblical keys, but it is probably not the end of your work. For instance, this project doesn’t call for you to write anything about “how to use the keys,” but you will need to do so for the competency.
- Keep this project in mind as you proceed through the course because your competency is likely to improve. The entire course is designed to help you with your understanding of the biblical keys and how to use them. Few students have competency related to biblical keys that peaks during the first unit of the course. So, it is likely that you will need to revise this project (or replace it with a new one) at the end of the course in order to capture your best competency for the portfolio assessment process, as well as to have an artifact that you can use in ministry.
- The sample in the Project Guides and models is intended to be something to help you get started. It is not a sample of the sort of project that you would submit for the portfolio assessment process. For instance, it doesn’t attempt to address the second part of the competency on “biblical keys” in which you need to show how to use the keys.
- Also, note that if you tie your “how to use the keys” section with reflective comparison to your own ministry context and experience, you will meet the implementation criteria (which is required for Masters-level students and optional for Bachelors-level students).