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Teresa Welch

Faculty/Christian Education and Ministry
Faculty Full-Time
Ext. 2045
Personal Web Site

Classes Taught:

  • Children's Ministry
  • Curricular Planning
  • Foundations for Christian Education
  • Leading a Child to Christ Seminar
  • Strategies for Teaching

Speaking Topics:

Teresa can be scheduled to speak at your church or organization on the following topics:

  • Administration of Church Wide Education Program
  • Adult Bible Classes (variety of topics)
  • Children's Ministry (teacher/volunteer training, administration)
  • Curriculum Development (various ages)
  • Ladies Events (variety of topics)
  • Leading a Child to Christ (parents and children's ministry leaders)
  • Teacher Training for Adult Education
  • Training of Small Group Leadership

View OCC's full list of available speakers and their topics!

Degrees Received:

  • Doctor of Ministry, Emmanuel Christian Seminary (Emmanuel School of Religion)
  • Master of Divinity, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministries: Family and Youth Emphasis, Malone University
  • Bachelor of Christian Education, Ozark Christian College

Ministry/Job History:

  • TCM International Institute, Adjunct Professor, Haus Edelweiss, Austria (current)
  • Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Adjunct Professor of Christian Education, Johnson City, Tennessee (current)
  • Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Assistant Professor of Christian Education, Director of Institutional Research, Director of Master of Christian Ministries (Distance Education) Program, Johnson City, Tennessee, July 2008-December 2013
  • Boulevard Church of Christ, Director of Children's and Women's Ministries, Sylvania, Ohio, August 2003-July 2008
  • Northwest Christian Church, Director of Children's Ministry and Church Administrator, Decatur, Illinois, January 2000-August 2003
  • Faith Christian Church/First Christian Church, Director of Children's and Music Ministries, New Philadelphia, Ohio, June 1994-December 1999

Writings and Publications:

  • "Five Problems with Church Education Programs...and How to Fix It" Christian Standard, March 2014
  • "Elementary Children: Making the Most of Opportunities" Christian Standard, March 2014
  • “Developing the Youngest Disciples” Christian Standard, January 2013
  • “Who's the Hero? Keeping God at the Center of Children's Education" Christian Standard, August 14, 2011
  • “Children and Baptism: In Search of a New Model” Christian Standard, August 8, 2010
  • “Children and Baptism: A New Model” Christian Standard, August 15, 2010
  • Book Reviews: Christian Education Journal, Leaven
  • Doctor of Ministry Project "Guiding Children into the Arms of Jesus: A Curriculum to Lead Children to Accept Christ and Be Baptized, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Spring 2007

Organizational Memberships:

  • North American Professors of Christian Education
  • Executive Committee, North American Christian Convention (2013)
  • Continuation Committee, North American Christian Convention (2008-2012)