ABCNJ Academy Presents – "Idea Painting"


Course Description

As our society continues its shift to visual communication, instructors must find new ways through which information may be communicated with students. While the tools for effective instruction are common (digital projectors, laptops, tablets, etc.) our teaching methods often fail to match the new reality they create. This course will focus on helping instructors explore a new method of communication while freeing a digital projection screen to be true to its design as a visual medium. Students in this class will be introduced to the concepts behind "Idea Painting" through lecture and practical exercises. By the end of the course they will have put together a five minute presentation using the skills they have acquired throughout the course's progression.

Course Goals

Participants will be introduced to the theory of visual presentations, and a basic method for putting a visual presentation together. Throughout the course, participants will work collaboratively to create a visual presentation –which they will then present to the class.

Course Schedule

  • 02/18/2014 – 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Getting into the idea - Learn the basic theory of Sermon-Painting and watch some “painting” clips. Receive presentation assignments.
  • 02/19/2014 – 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Plugging the images - Learn how to mark up a manuscript with media tags and how to search for images. Practice “tagging” manuscripts.
  • 02/25/2014 – 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Freeing your slides - Minimizing slide-clutter and using speaker-notes. Collaborate on polishing the slides for the final project.
  • 02/26/2014 – 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Taking the stage - Present final projects!


Classes will be held in the ABCNJ Regional Office:

3752 Nottingham Way, Suite 101Trenton, NJ 08690


  • Idea Painting has a $25 registration fee.


To participate in this course participants will need to have the following:

  • Basic knowledge of a presentation program (Power Point, Impress, Keynote, etc.)
  • A laptop or other mobile computing solution

About the instructor

Rev. Wesley T Allen is the Communications Director for the American Baptists Churches of New Jersey and the pastor of the Central Baptist Church of Riverton-Palmyra. His "Idea Painting" concepts emerged from his ten-year reflection on the integration of technology and preaching.

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