Monique Crain Spells
Director of Christian Education/Faith Formation & Merger Staff

Rev. Monique Crain Spells began as the new Director of Christian Education and Faith Formation-Merger Staff for Disciples Home Missions and the National Convocation in Fall 2021. Prior to this role, her primary ministry was theological education administration. She has served two Disciples Seminaries – Christian Theological Seminary and Brite Divinity School. Monique has demonstrated leadership in Local, Regional and General expressions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Her commitment to Christian Education spans more than twenty years. Designing resources for faith and community partners has been her life’s work. Rev. Crain Spells’ portfolio includes curricula design, conference planning, playwriting, grant writing, and devotionals.

As Disciples Home Missions and the National Convocation continue to live into the historic merger of 1969, a structural commitment to collaboration and transformation that established three merger positions in Education, Evangelism and Women’s Ministries remains at work. Rev. Monique shares, “The season requires transplanted innovation—an innovation that draws from our unique communal assets to empower prophetic ministry across the church. It is my aim to shine liberating light on the gospel in creative ways that it might be experienced equitably as good news. Serving as Director of Christian Education and Faith Formation, I have an opportunity to share tools that magnify our nonconforming Jesus through intentional learning designs. As they did with Mary and her son, let angels attend to my path.”

Christian Education/Faith Formation seeks to ….

  • Enable persons to be biblically informed.
  • Enable persons to grow as maturing Christians in the journey of faith.
  • Enable persons to participate in the life of the Christian community as informed worshipping and caring disciples of Christ.
  • To be equipped and supported for living responsibly in the world as faith disciples of Christ.
  • Equip persons to be effective leaders in the ministry of Christian education and to assist in the equipping of persons for leadership in other ministries of the church.

 

Resources Vacation Bible School


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