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portrait of Michael J. Anthony

Michael J. Anthony

Research Professor of Christian Education

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School
  • Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.R.E., Golden Gate Seminary
  • M.A., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Biola College

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Dr. Anthony specializes in education, administration, and leadership training and development. He is the author / editor of 12 books such as Moving On Moving Forward, Exploring the Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Christian Education and The Effective Church Board: A Handbook for the Mentoring and Training of Christian Leaders. He edited The Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education; Introducing Christian Education: Foundations for the 21st Century; Foundations of Ministry: An Introduction to Christian Education for a New Generation; and The Short-Term Missions Boom; and co-authored Help... I'm a Camp Counselor and Single Adult Passages: Uncharted Territories. Dr. Anthony has contributed articles to the Journal of Christian Education, Youthworker Journal, Religious Education Journal, and Christian Education Journal. A former president of North American Professors of Christian Education, he speaks to many groups, and is Chaplain for the Irvine Police Department.

Affiliations

  • International Conference of Police Chaplains
  • North American Professors of Christian Education
  • National Association of Single Adult Leaders
  • Christian Camping International
  • National Youth Speakers Association

Publications

Books
  • Estep. J., M. Anthony & J. Allison. "A Theology of Christian Education." Broadman & Holamn Publishers. Release date: August 2008.

Articles & Chapters
  • "Perspectives on Children's Spiritual Formation: Bridging between Theory and Children's Minsitry Models." Ch. 15 in Nurturing Children's Spirituality: Christian Perspectives and Best Practices, Holly Catterton Allen (Ed). Seattle, WA: Cascade Publishing House, 2008.

  • "The Effective Church Board: Fact or Fiction?" NACBA-ledger, Newsletter of the National Association of Church Business Administration, Fort Worth: TX., April-June, 1994. Pp. 25-27.

  • "The Effective Church Board: Fact or Fiction?" IL/MO, Monthly newsletter of Association of Regular Baptist Churches, Glen Ellyn: IL., March 1994. Pp. 2-4. [This was a reprint of the Sundoulos article].

  • "Training a Church Board." The MacIntosh Church Growth Network, 6, 2, February 1994. Pp. 1-2.

  • "The Effective Church Board: Fact or Fiction?" Sundoulos, A Talbot School of Theology Alumni Publication, Winter 1994. Pp. 2-4.

  • "Planning Christian Education Programs." Chapter 23 in The Leadership Handbook of Practical Theology, Vol. 2, Berkley, J. (ed.) Grand Rapids, MI., 1994. Christianity Today & Baker Books.

  • "The Religious Education of Young Single Adults." Chapter 11 in The Handbook of Young Adult Religious Education, Atkinson, H. (ed.), Religious Education Press, to be released fall of 1994.

  • "The Relationship Between Marital Satisfaction and Religious Maturity." Religious Education Journal, 88, 1, 1993. Pp. 97-108.

  • "Living with the 'L' Word: The Spector of Litigation" Journal of Youthworker, 8, 4, 1992. Pp. 82-86.

  • "A Child Abuse and Prevention Plan for the Local Church." with MacLean, R., Christian Education Journal, 12, 2, 1992. Pp. 9-15.

  • "Special Report." (Excerpts for this special report were taken from three articles submitted by myself to the SAM Journal). Single Adult Ministries Journal, 8, 3, 1991. P. 1.

  • "Development of America's Single Adult Population During the Twentieth Century." with Koons, C.K., The National Single Adult Ministries Resource Directory, Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1991/1992. Pp. 9.

  • "Attitudes About Sex and Being Single." with Koons, C.K., The National Single Adult Ministries Resource Directory, Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1992. Pp. 10.

  • "Twelve Realities About a Singles Ministry in the Local Church." with Koons, C.K., The National Single Adult Ministries Resource Directory, Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1991/1992. Pp. 18-20.

  • "Humanism in American Christian Education." Christian Education Journal, 12, 1, 1991. Pp. 79-88.

  • "Is Marriage a Passport to Paradise?" with Koons, C., Sundoulos, A Talbot School of Theology Alumni Publication, 1990. P. 1.

  • "The Relationship Between Leadership Style and the Growth Rate of the Sunday School." Christian Education Journal, 10, 1, 1989. Pp. 91-104.

  • "Guidelines to Help Avoid and Resolve Clientele Conflict." Journal of Christian Camping, 1986. Pp. 10-11.

  • "Management by Objectives for Camp administration." Journal of Christian Camping, 1985. Pp. 12-13.

  • "Planning a Staff Training Program." Journal of Christian Camping, 1985. Pp. 6-8.

  • "Planning, Control Key to Managing Staff Conflicts." Journal of Christian Camping, 1985. Pp. 12-13.

  • Anython, M. J. and Mick Boersma. "Onward and Forward: The Ultimate Guide for Pastors in Career Transition." Zondervan Publishers, 2007.

  • "Four Perspectives on Children's Spiritual Formation." Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2006.

  • "Management Essentials for Christian Ministries." with Estep, James E., Broadman & Holman Publishers, March 2005.

  • "Exploring the Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Christian Education." with Benson, W., Kregel Books, 2003.

  • "The Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education." ed., Baker Books, 2001.

  • "Introducing Christian Education: Foundations for the 21st Century." ed., Baker Books, 2001.

  • "The Short-term Missions Boom: A Guide to International and Domestic Involvement." Baker Books, 1994.

  • "The Effective Church Board: A Handbook for the Mentoring and Training of Servant Leaders." Baker Books, 1993.

  • "Foundations of Ministry: An Introduction to Christian Education for a New Generation." ed., Victor Books, 1992.

  • "Single Adult Passages: Uncharted Territories." with Koons, C., Baker Books, 1991.

  • "Help... I'm a Camp Counselor." with Wright, H.N., rev. ed., Regal Press, 1985. Korean edition published 2000, Portuguese edition published 2001.

Research Interests

  • Non-profit Management
  • Educational Administration
  • Leadership Development
  • Ministry Preparation
  • Short-term Missions
  • Law enforcement ethics
  • Experiential Education
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