Because of this wide range of experience in teachers, churches benefit from investing in biblically solid, user-friendly curriculum and training teachers in how to use it.
Teaching from the book of Revelation can be intimidating, no doubt about it. Here are a few suggestions that might help teachers to decide to accept the challenge.
Care and shepherding are critical components in the life of your Bible Study class.
A common fear of Bible teachers and small group leaders is being asked tough questions for which you do not have an answer. No one wants to feel embarrassed, unprepared, or unqualified.
Object lessons require the learner to do some abstract thinking in order to learn from them.
When you don’t feel like teaching, what do you do? Muscle through? Call in sick? Put on a smile and fake it until you can get through it?
Sometimes Bible teachers confuse their own deep Bible study with deep Bible study for their group members. It is true that you cannot lead learners to deep Bible study if you have not dug deeply into the passage yourself. But, your deep study doesn’t necessarily translate into deep study for...
Many Bible teachers want to know how to make their Bible study “deeper.” Too many Bible studies teach familiar passages in the same old ways. The concepts addressed by learners may seem moralistic (“just try to be a good person”) or simplistic (“Jesus will help you...
Studying the Bible can be difficult, especially when you encounter passages that don’t seem to square with other teachings from the Bible.
Asking people to describe their culture is like asking a fish to describe the water.