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(68 Etiquette)

Instructor: Venessa Knizely

Focus: “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you” (Luke 6:31)

Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to:
What is etiquette and why should we practice it?

Proper introductions when meeting people, when being introduced or greeted by another.
How to correct someone politely—in public and in private. Making mistakes.
Accepting the word “no.”
Making requests of people.
Showing empathy.
Sharing or borrowing.
Attending parties—giving and accepting gifts.
Table etiquette.
Keeping tidy.
Conversational etiquette (with one person or when entering a group
Good hygiene
Respecting other’s property
Etiquette for swimming, movies, pets, riding in other’s cars.
Kindness towards ladies/gentlemen.
In-class work: discussion, role play, and opportunities for teaching the class topic.
Homework: question and answer worksheets and occasionally some prep work if they’re
delivering the topic.
Required: Life Skills for You online program ($30-50 to be collected before classes begin. I
will purchase.) Price dependent on class size.

Qualifications: I received my BA from Multnomah Bible College in 2004, majoring in
Bible/Theology and minoring in Greek, believing I would one day enter into a life of ministry. And
I have. Deuteronomy 6:6-8 has proved to be the greatest ministry of my life. Motherhood, the
greatest challenge. My children, the greatest gifts and the greatest opportunity to further the
gospel in a dying world.
Statement of Faith: I believe we are living in a dying world. I believe that Jesus is the Son of
God and has existed as a part of the Trinity since before time began. I believe he lived as a
man, died, and rose again. I believe our home is with God, and we are not to cling to what is
temporary but to wait patiently for the day of His appearing. I believe when David said, “Delight
yourselves in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4), that he was
thinking only of Him. “One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell
in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD and to
meditate in His temple” (Psalm 27:4), “For a day in [His] courts is better than a thousand
outside” (Psalm 84:10).
I pray each of us adopts this attitude as we reflect upon our own futures and desires, in order
that they match up with those of the psalmist, and I believe God has instilled in each one of us
his/her portion of individual strengths and talents for His good and perfect use (Matt. 25:14-30).
Most excited about for this year’s etiquette class: This is a curriculum I have been wanting
to go through with my own kids since they were little and that I always got distracted away from.
I’m thrilled for them now to be doing it within the context of a larger group!

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