Senior Level Christian Educator and Pastoral Candidate

I’m honored that you have taken time to look at my site today. As I look to engage in God’s call on my life through the Pastorate or Christian Education, I am reminded that my motives must be pure. Therefore, anything associated with this search that will result in active participation in His call must be for God’s honor and glory.

Let’s begin by giving God the glory for salvation.

As a child, I was in a home riddled with alcoholism and the domestic atrocities that are a result of the devil’s brew. To make a long story short, my parents were engaged by a local Independent Baptist church some 45 years ago.

Through the chick tract promotion and the importunity of the loving members of that church, my parents were gloriously saved. As you can imagine, the abrupt and noticeable change through the work of the Holy Spirit and the power in the shed blood of Christ changed my home.

Now, as a child, an immediate witness was present and impossible to ignore. Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Furthermore, I approached my mother and told her I wanted to be saved. She took the Word of God (KJV) and led me to Christ. I can take you to the very room where Christ took up resident in my life.

Regretfully, I shudder to say that I have not always been faithful, but He has because salvation is 100% a miracle wrought by the unchanging hand of God. Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

I have been in church for nearly 48 years and have served in many positions:

Song leader, Sunday school teacher, pulpit fill, youth worker, treasurer, Jr. church preacher, distance ed college teacher, school administrator, I/T dept. lead, bus ministry, and others as the Lord gave opportunity.

I am married and have 2 children, still at home, along with 8 grandchildren in Indiana and North Dakota. My wife is a teacher at a local Christian school. She has an earned BSECE, A.A.S. and C.D.A. in Early Childhood Education.

In addition, to round out this short intro, I will list my basic Baptist stance. There’s no need to get long and wordy, at this point. Our spirits will bear witness to each other and a natural fellowship will ensue. Please, I will not discuss anything Calvinistic or TULIP related. I reject that teaching and will be glad to discuss items of Truth.

Bible – the sole authority for faith and practice (KJV)
Autonomy or independence of the local church
The priesthood of all believers
Two offices
Pastor
Deacon
Individual soul liberty and responsibility
Separation of Church & State
Two ordinances
Believer’s Baptism by immersion
Lord’s Supper (close or closed, I’d have to hear from the local church. However, open communion isn’t an option)
Saved, baptized and serving members (God’s basic will for our lives)

Points of inflexibility:

Christ’s ownership of the church – Acts 20:28
Christ’s headship over his church – Colossians 1:18
The Bible as the governing document of the church

More about me

Galatians 6:1 Ministry


Donald G. Porter, Jr.
8827 N. Middlefork Rd. Dupont, IN 47231 Cell: 812-767-7906 Email: don.porter@alumni.aiuonline.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/donaldgporter/ (complete resume)

SEEKING SECONDARY/ POST-SECONDARY TEACHING/ ADJUNCT POSITION
Experienced trainer and teacher committed to facilitating the learning process, utilizing knowledge in curriculum development and instructional technology. Skilled in the following areas:

• Multi-environment teaching
• Classroom management
• Staff education and training
• Continuous quality improvement
• Implementing continuing education
• Lesson building
• Delivering curriculum assessments and implementing time-constrained courses
• Student assessment
• Individual-focused learning and recognizing achievement
• Web page building

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lab Tech 2018 – current
Ivy Tech Community College, Madison, IN

Adult Ed Teacher 2018 – current
River Valley Resources, Madison, IN

Adjunct Professor (temp contract) 2013
Oakland City University, IDOC, Madison, IN
• Survey of Accounting

Indiana Permitted Substitute Teacher 2009
Bartholomew County School Corporation, Columbus, IN
• Assisted in mastery outcomes for mentally challenged students in guided learning, recreational activities, tactile and visual intervention
• Guided students in disciplinary positive reinforcement
• Engaged students with multi-media presentations

Facilitator/ Teacher 2006-2007
Southern Indiana Baptist College, Dupont, IN
• Assisted with multimedia curriculum by creating audio and written materials
• Facilitated teaching multiple courses to adult learners
• Assisted with negative accounts payable for delinquent students

Indiana Permitted Substitute Teacher 2005-2006
Jennings County School Corporation, North Vernon, IN
• Taught in a classroom for about 200 hours with various grade levels
• Taught elementary and secondary classes with a 20-30 student class size
• Implemented daily lesson plans for diverse subjects

Administrator/ Instructor 2001-2002
Butlerville Christian Academy, North Vernon, IN
• Managed and instructed for K–10 students. Implemented and evaluated curriculum standards for private schools in the state of Indiana
• Maintained the path for teacher continuing education and development
• Facilitated parent communication sessions, student social activities, and fundraisers
• Fostered an open-door policy for complaints and concerns, in addition to maintaining weekly and yearly student assessment and evaluation
• Performed daily administrative duties involving tuition management, curriculum ordering, discipline application, student file maintenance, profit and loss prevention, property maintenance, working expenses, and attendance policy adherence.
• Researched and implemented a computerized reading system
• Maintained atmosphere of individualized student performance that included self-paced success, group and personal motivation, and evaluation toward chronological grade achievement

Staff Trainer 1990-1994
Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus, IN
• Trained staff across diverse professional backgrounds on fire safety, access control, and personal safety
• Used local emergency services for practical hands-on training
• Used various visual training aides in group sessions

EDUCATION
Doctor of Ministry: 2018
School of Bible and Theological Studies, Florida Campus
Concentration: Biblical Studies and the American Founding
Dissertation: Technology, The Catalyst for Learning

Master of Education 2004
American Intercontinental University, Schaumburg, IL
• Concentration: Instructional Technology

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 1999
Trinity College & University, Metairie, LA
• Concentration: Management

TECHNICAL SKILLS
• Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Blackboard, HTML, Linux

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
Strategic Communication, Purdue University Extension Course 2015
Jennings County High School Improvement Committee – North Vernon, IN 2005
School of Tomorrow Administrator’s Training Certificate – Lewisville, TX 2001
Front-Line Leadership, Ivy Tech State College – Columbus, IN 1994
Quality Series on Leadership, Columbus Regional Hospital – Columbus, IN 1993

AFFILIATIONS
Member of CUE – Computer-Using Educators
Member of CEAI – Christian Educators Association International
Member of AACS – American Association of Christian Schools