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We are thrilled to welcome The Rev. Dr. Donald Griggs as our guest presenter at's April 25th free Zoom "Coffee Chat." Starting at 3 p.m. Eastern, Don will be speaking about his latest book, Axioms of Teaching in the Church: Affirmations of a Veteran Church Educator (book link).

dongriggs"Axioms" summarizes a lifetime of insights and experience teaching children, youth, and adults in the church, creating lessons and Bible resources, and training teachers and pastors.   Register Now ~ then check your email for the Zoom link

In this free one-hour Zoom seminar, Don will share insights about six of his twelve axioms and comment briefly on the other six. He will also reveal three axioms he wished he had included in the book! Following the presentation, there will be time for sharing and questions with Don.

In Don’s 60+ year career as a church educator, he has served in a variety of roles. They include:

  • Associate Pastor at three large churches
  • Professor at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education
  • Implemented the Workshop Rotation Model at Westminster Presbyterian, Sacramento
  • Popular seminar leader and teacher trainer
  • Co-editor with his wife Pat of the Faith for Life LOGOS curriculum
  • Kerygma Editor and Board Member
  • Co-author of the Bible from Scratch series
  • Publisher and writer at Griggs Educational Service with his wife Pat
  • Author of numerous books and Bible studies with Westminster-John Knox and Abingdon Press

Don is perhaps best known as a workshop leader, teacher, and author who guides participants, students, and readers with theories, activities, and resources that they can implement in their own settings.

In addition to being Supporting Members of, Don and Pat Griggs have shared with our members their personal collection of 160 original Gospel illustration line drawings by Annie Vallotton, the Swiss artist whose work graces the pages of the American Bible Society's Good New Bible.

For nearly three generations, Don's creative lessons and gentle leadership have been a gift to Presbyterians and church educators across the denominations. This will be a seminar not to be missed!

Register Now on Zoom

and join us Thursday, April 25th, 3 p.m. Eastern, 2 Central, 1 Mountain, Noon Pacific

Supporting Members will eventually be able to download a recording of the event and a teacher-committee training pamphlet based on Don's Axioms.  Join now.

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