Effective & Creative Bible Teaching
Christian Teachers Training Leading to Changed Lives
Effectively and creatively teaching God's Word requires . . .
Effective Bible teachers remember that . . .
Teaching is part of the Great Commission.--a mandate of mission
Jesus said, "go and make disciples of all nations . . . teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you" (Matt. 28:19-20).
Teaching is part of the reproductive process.--a means of multiplication
"And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others" (2 Tim. 2:2)
Teaching is part of body life.--a measure of maturity
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom . . ." (Col. 3:16).
Effective Bible teachers focus on being the kind of teacher who makes a difference . . .
. . . being over doing
. . . doing that grows out of being
Effective Bible teachers invest the time, commitment, and effort it takes . . .
. . . to structure lessons that make a difference
. . . to plan methods that best communicate the content
. . . to be creative in their approach both in and out of the classroom
Effective Christian Bible teachers rely on the work of the Holy Spirit . . .
. . . acknowledging the need for God's wisdom and power
- Resource: The Holy Spirit & My Teaching Devotional
Effective and creative Bible teaching is student-oriented . . .
. . . teaching according to their needs, developmental abilities, and learning styles
Effective and creative Bible teaching results in . . .
. . . knowledge of God that grows deeper and more personal and intimate, not merely cognitive
. . . changed lives that reflect the work of the Holy Spirit in bringing people into conformity with the Lord Jesus Christ
. . . classroom management that goes beyond crowd control and mere classroom discipline techniques to true learning and growth