List of Bible Teaching Methods

Bible Teaching doesn't have to be dull and drab. Teachers do not have to get stuck in ruts. The methodology possibilities leave teachers without excuse for incorporating variety into their lesson plans. Lack of creativity is not due to a lack of choices in how to teach.

Look at the List of Methods Possibilities!

Following is a list of 57 possible methods. And, that list of methods does not include the variations within these teaching techniques.

  • Agree/Disagree Statements
  • Assignments
  • Book Reports/Reviews
  • Brainstorming
  • Buzz Groups
  • Case Studies
  • Chain Reaction Forum
  • Choral Reading/Speaking
  • Circle Response
  • Colloquy
  • Computer
  • Crafts
  • Debate
  • Demonstration
  • Discussion
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Drills
  • Exhibits & Displays
  • Field Trip
  • Film/Video Talkback
  • Fingerplays
  • Forum
  • Games
  • Guided Conversation
  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Interview / Interview Forum
  • Learning Centers
  • Lecture
  • Listening Activities
  • Mime / Pantomime
  • Modeling
  • Monologue
  • Music
  • Neighbor Nudge
  • Object Lesson
  • Object Manipulation
  • Panel Discussion
  • Picture Methodology
  • Play
  • Projects
  • Puppets
  • Puzzles
  • Question/Answer
  • Reaction Panel
  • Research & Report
  • Role Play
  • Screened Speech
  • Simulation
  • Storytelling
  • Story Playing
  • Symposium
  • Testing
  • Word Association/Reaction
  • Work Group
  • Workshop
  • Writing

Why don't teachers use more variety in their methodology?

Sometimes teachers repeatedly use the same method due to ignorance. They aren't aware of all the possibilities.
Often a lack of variety is a reflection of teachers' insecurities and fear of trying something new. They feel safe teaching the way they know.
Unfortunately some teachers are stuck in a rut purposefully due to laziness. They don't want to take the time to learn something new. They don't want to put in the extra effort to use a more involved method.

Help is available if you want to step out and try new methods.

  1. Ask God to help you.
  2. Get acquainted with possible methods. There are methodology resources available to guide you.
  3. Practice using the methods in private or with some trusted friends.
  4. Pray some more.
  5. Step out in faith, trusting God to help you.