LEARNING SITE FACILITATOR
This is a fancy name for an adjunct professor. A facilitator is a person who should normally meet the following qualifications: Ordained with a standard equivalent to the PCA requirements. His duties: a)deliver lecture(s)/dialog session(s) b)engage in discussion (experiential, practical and theological) c)take attendance and grade students d)give feedback to Mentor and Coordinator
All facilitators must sincerely believe the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith. Among other equally biblical truths, we believe and maintain the following:
- The organic divine inspiration of the Scriptures in the original languages, their consequent inerrancy and infallibility, and, as the Word of God, the supreme and final authority in faith and life;
- The Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
- The essential, absolute, eternal deity, and the real and proper, but sinless, humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ;
- His birth of the Virgin Mary;
- His substitutionary, expiatory death, in that He gave His life “a ransom for many”;
- His resurrection from among the dead in the same body in which He was crucified, and the second coming of this same Jesus in power and great glory;
- The total depravity of man through the Fall;
- Salvation, the effect of regeneration by the Spirit and the Word, not by works, but by grace through faith;
- The everlasting bliss of the saved, and the everlasting suffering of the lost;
- The real spiritual unity in Christ of all redeemed by his precious blood;
- The necessity of maintaining, according to the Word of God, the purity of the Church in doctrine and life.
In addition, facilitators are to agree with the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms as containing the system of doctrine taught in Scripture
Every facilitator is to be actively engaged in the work of the visible church. He is to be a member and under the discipline of a church or presbytery. He is regularly to attend the stated services of worship. His church is to be in full accord with the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith.
It is expected that every facilitators are ordained individuals with a standard equivalent to the PCA requirements. Occasionally some facilitators may not meet this standard, but possess uncommon ability and accomplishment in a particular area.
Every facilitator must profess faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God and his Savior and Lord. It is expected that they will be exemplary in their personal faith and conduct. This includes a consistent testimony personally, at home, at church, at work, and in society at large. Their lives are to be marked by daily Bible reading and prayer, and active attendance and service in the church. They are to cultivate the Christian virtues, as God enables. They must be free from practices or habits which are harmful or damaging to his Christian testimony. Since they will be training future ministers of the gospel, their life is to be such that students can observe as an example of a useful Christian minister.
Teaching: Facilitators will manage the classroom dialog according to the schedule set forth in the syllabus. Each class requires at least 6 classes of 120 minutes each. Students will have about four (4) hours of course work outside of class per each hour of class dialog. Facilitators and mentors are to dress appropriately for class. Facilitators and mentors members should pace their dialog sessions so that all the areas of the course are covered in class. Questions and discussion from students should be encouraged, but should be kept under control.
Since LAMP allows academic freedom for students, the facilitator is not to require students to agree with him in order to get a better grade. However, students are expected to be familiar with the seminary’s position on doctrinal and related matters and to be able to clearly express the reasons for that position.
Facilitators are encouraged to consider opposing views fairly and charitably. By providing the best possible arguments for opposing views and dealing fairly with them, the instructor will provide students with a more firm certainty of the correctness of the Reformed faith as taught at LAMP. Facilitators are to keep accurate attendance and grade records. These records are to be kept by the instructor on an ongoing class. Later these records be stored at the seminary local Learning Site.