Author: James C. Wilhoit,Leland Ryken
Publisher: Baker Books
Why does Bible study flourish in some churches and small groups and not in others? In this updated edition of a trusted classic, two Christian education specialists provide readers with the knowledge and methods needed to effectively communicate the message of the Bible. The book offers concrete guidance for mastering a biblical text, interpreting it, and applying its relevance to life. Its methods, which have been field-tested for twenty-five years, help pastors, teachers, and ministry students improve their classroom skills. Readers will learn how to develop the "big idea" of a passage and allow the text itself to suggest creative teaching methods. This new edition has been updated throughout and explores the changed landscape of Bible study over the past two decades. Readable and interdisciplinary in approach, this book will help a new generation of Bible students teach in a purposeful and unified way.
Effective Bible Teaching for the 21st Century
Author: Gregory C. Carlson
A biblical understanding of teaching brings appreciation for this spiritual gift. Approaching this task biblically involves empowerment from the Holy Spirit, insight into God's Word, sharp communication skills, and accurate interaction with students. It is a companion volume to Teaching Techniques. Gregory C. Carlson, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 0-910566-73-9 Table of Contents Preface 1. Why Teach? 2. Why Students Learn? 3. Preparing Yourself in the Word 4. Application and Learning 5. Understanding Lesson Aims 6. Planning the Lesson 7. Teaching Students - Not Lessons 8. Selecting Methods 9. Preparing Materials 10. Setting Your Classroom 11. Evaluating Teaching 12. Keeping Fresh
Author: Bob O. Johnson
Publisher: Xulon Press
EFFECTIVE TEACHING RESOURCES will assist the Bible teacher to be most effective in teaching the Old Testament Bible Survey Course. In-depth Bible study suggestions will provide the teacher with an increasing knowledge of the Old Testament. Bible Memory Verses, to be memorized accumulatively, are listed in 32 groups of three verses each (except for Group 6 which has 4 verses). BIBLE MEMORY VERSE TESTS and CONTENT TESTS along with ANSWER KEYS for each are provided. Students must complete content projects and read the entire Old Testament as presented for the grading periods. Forms are included for students to report, on the honor system, their reading of the Old Testament scriptures. Teaching Principles and Guidelines for the Teacher will aid the teacher in planning for effective Bible teaching. DAILY LESSON PLANS are presented for the year. The teacher will make the necessary adjustments according to individual, district and local school calendars. Following high school, a Bachelor of Science degree was received from Piedmont College, Demorest, GA plus a Georgia Teacher's Professional Certificate. Then came the Army Security Agency and three years later came employment with the National Security Agency, Washington, DC. Meeting Edith Campen from North Carolina led to marriage, February 1, 1957. A year after marriage, God called me to the ministry. Graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX with a Bachelor of Divinity (updated to Masters of Divinity) and Masters in Religious Education (updated to Masters of Arts), God directed me to serve Him. For some 50 years, it was a pleasure to serve God and people in churches and classrooms as Minister of Youth, Minister of Education, Minister of Education/Administration, and Minister of Pastoral Care. It was a joy to teach this Old Testament Bible Survey Course to ninth grade students at Cypress Community Christian School, Houston, TX.
Author: Lawrence O. Richards,Gary J. Bredfeldt
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Are you a bridge builder? Communicating the Scriptures is much like building a bridge. However, instead of ravines or rivers, the teacher must span both cultural boundaries and great gulfs of time between the present and the past of Moses, David, Jesus, and Paul. This bridge must reach even further. The student must be able to cross both into the past and into his own future. God's Word is "living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword" (Hebrews 4:12). It is contemporary, relevant. But it is the teacher who has the task of helping the student to see its vast treasures. This is no easy task, but it can be done through creative Bible teaching. Together, Richards and Bredfeldt have written a book on bridge-building that reveals the following five-step process by which Christian educators can construct a bridge across time, geography, and culture. Step I: "Studying the Bible" Develop an understanding of the nature, role, study, and interpretation of the Bible. Get the help you need in preparing biblically accurate lesson plans. Step II: "Focusing the Message" Learn how to teach for student learning. Be guided in the process of translating learning theory into lesson preparation. Step III: "Structuring the Lesson" Develop a lesson plan using the HOOK, BOOK, LOOK, TOOK structure. Step IV: "Teaching the Class" Learn about the five key principles of teacher effectiveness. Discover how these principles can lead to a more dynamic and satisfying teaching experience within various age groups. Step V: "Evaluating the Results" Evaluate your own effectiveness by assessing the outcome of your teaching.
Author: Larry Richards,Lawrence O. Richards
Publisher: David C Cook
In this outstanding Christian Education resource, the entire Bible Genesis 1 to Revelation 22 is divided into teachable units. There are many link-to-life ideas to help teach each unity to any age group.
Facilitating Life Change Through Adult Bible Teaching
Author: Richard R. Melick,Shera Melick
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
A proposal on how to improve the way the Bible is taught to adult learners that focuses on life transformation and putting faith into action.
Author: Terry McCraw
Publisher: WestBow Press
All scriptures used are from the King James Version of the Bible. Included in the book are randomly selected Bible messages from over fourteen-hundred delivered by the author over the last thirty years. Each message has been prayed over and written in the Spirit. It is the earnest desire of the Author that these messages will inspire and touch the hearts and souls of those who read them. Also included in this book are twelve dynamic, but simple, tips for effective bible teaching and preaching.
Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction
Author: Mark Roncace,Patrick Gray
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
While books on pedagogy in a theoretical mode have proliferated in recent years, there have been few that offer practical, specific ideas for teaching particular biblical texts. To address this need, Teaching the Bible, a collection of ideas and activities written by dozens of innovative college and seminary professors, outlines effective classroom strategies—with a focus on active learning—for the new teacher and veteran professor alike. It includes everything from ways to incorporate film, literature, art, and music to classroom writing assignments and exercises for groups and individuals. The book assumes an academic approach to the Bible but represents a wide range of methodological, theological, and ideological perspectives. This volume is an indispensable resource for anyone who teaches classes on the Bible.
The Effective Four
Author: Danny R. Bowen
"Why another book on teaching? Frankly because, despite all the valuable resources available to teachers, much teaching in the church remains anemic. Many of those considered the “best of the best” still teach Bible facts rather than the Bible. Even many of those who teach straight from the biblical text fail to show their learners how the Bible applies to daily life. At the other extreme, some who do teach application jump right to personal application without regard for the truth of the passage written, as it were, to an audience far removed from us in time, language, geography, and culture.The simple approach in this book will help you see profound change in those you teach. Rather than teaching fun facts, you can learn to teach transforming truth from the Bible. Written for teachers in the church, the method presented can be learned quickly and then mastered over a lifetime of teaching. The author, Danny R. Bowen, is a veteran Bible teacher who returned to school to learn to teach more effectively and to equip other teachers in the church for effective ministry. His passion for solid teaching is evident throughout this short book. The content is gleaned from studies and research for a Master of Divinity and a Ph.D. The approach is based on theory and practice. But, understanding and applying the method taught requires only a heart for being used by God to equip the church for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16). The layout of the book follows the method, which is based on helping learners answer the effective four questions."--Amazon.com.
Author: Dick Murray
Publisher: Abingdon Pr
Ten winning strategies and multiple approaches for effective Bible study. A contributory book for lay leaders, pastors, or individuals wanting to broaden their approach to Scripture. Revised and updated with a foreword by Lyle Schaller. Teaching the Bible to Adults and Youth shows how to make the Bible "transparent"--with God evident throughout.á Dick Murray offers suggestions for teaching, provides different approaches and perspectives from which to teach and conduct activities for learning, and examines such Bible study series as Kerygma, Trinity, Bethel, and Disciple.
a simple plan for effective Bible study
Author: Richard Booker
Publisher: Bridge Logos Pub
"My People Are Destroyed from a Lack of Knowledge." Hosea 4:6
Author: Dr. Sharon Tackett Finney
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Part research project, part detective story, this book presents results from the most comprehensive study of successful churches in history. These 586 churches across America all excel in winning new souls for Christ, and have a remarkable range of things in common. Some stereotypes are shattered, some results are astonishing, and everything is written in a readable, non-technical style.-- Includes churches with at least one baptism per 19 members annually-- Churches range from 60 to 6,000 in membership; more than 2/3 claim 100-499 members-- Reveals the seven evangelism tools most important to successful churches-- Discusses popular misconceptions about church location, size, event evangelism and more
Author: Dr. James A. Thompson, D. Min.
Do you have difficulties knowing where or how to begin a Bible Study or Sunday School Class you are supposed to teach? Do you have trouble knowing how to teach various portions of the Scripture? If so, this book is for you. In this book Dr. Thompson, introduces you to the cognitive learning functions of the brain, memory, communication, hermeneutics, outlining of lessons, and other skills of the trained teacher. Start your teacher training now.
Author: Dwight Peterson
It's one thing to teach the Word effectively. It's another to teach others to study the Word for themselves. UnPack It provides a quick and accessible method for integrating Bible study skill development into your ministry mix. 49 pages Includes 4-part Teaching Bible Study jump start curriculum Rather have a digital copy? Get that here. Volume discounts added in your cart! SKU: UNPACKIT-P. Category: Tools. Tags: Bible study, curriculum, Dwight Peterson. Description Additional Information Reviews (0) A Solution UnPack It outlines the framework for strategically equipping your ministry or family for effective Bible study. Each section includes key questions that connect their content to your specific ministry environment. Walk through the content on your own or with your ministry team. UnPack It ends with four curriculum exercises to help you transition from strategy to action in a practical and accessible way. 1. Understanding skill development versus content 2. Modeling effective inductive Bible study as a foundation 3. Finding the right devotional tool 4. Effectively weaving Bible study skill development into your ministry strategy 5. The role of Body life (spiritual community) in Bible study development
Author: Verda Rubottom
Publisher: Xulon Press
The most successful teachers are continually looking for ways to improve their teaching skills. Whether you're a new- or experienced teacher, you'll find ideas here on how to make the Bible come alive to your students! This book will be a valuable resource for those who want to increase their effectiveness in the classroom, children's church, or outreach ministry. It's for children's leaders, volunteers, and anyone interested in learning more about how children learn-and helping them grow in their faith. Some of the most frequently discussed issues in children's ministry are addressed, including methodology, discipline and classroom management, nursery concerns, organization, memorizing Scripture, and leading children to a personal faith in Christ. Here you'll find both new and tested methods that inspire and motivate children to learn! But this book is also very practical, easy to read, and filled with creative ideas! An emphasis is placed on understanding children, and ways that teachers can help meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in caring ways. Topics discussed in this guide for teachers include: Keys to successful teaching Ways to "connect" with your students How to improve your storytelling skills How to use "discovery learning centers" Bible learning activities for pre-K through elementary Verda Rubottom is a licensed children's minister and holds a Masters degree in education. She currently serves on the faculty of Children's Ministry University Online, and has served as a national children's ministries consultant for the Assemblies of God. She was the Children's Ministries Director at People's Church in Salem, Oregon for seven years, and has taught child development and children's ministries at the college level. Verda shares insights gleaned from years of "hands on" experience in children's ministry. She and her husband, Roger, have four children and nine grandchildren.
Author: Leland Ryken,James C. Wilhoit,Tremper Longman III
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
A Christianity Today 1999 Book of the Year! Every reader of the Bible has encountered the powerful, comforting and sometimes puzzling imagery of Scripture. These concrete pictures with their hidden force have struck sharp and lasting impressions on our minds. Their imprint has etched itself on the language and grammar of Christian faith and Western culture. Why then do traditional Bible dictionaries and reference works offer so little help to explorers of the Bible's galaxy of verbal pictures? They excel in describing the climate, borders and location of Galilee or Sinai. But they are often blind to the artistic expressions and deaf to the musical meanings that echo from within the world of the biblical text. The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is the first contemporary reference work dedicated to exploring the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors and literary patterns found in the Bible. More than that, it examines the Bible's universal archetypes or master images--including the plot motifs and character types that recur throughout life, literature and the Bible. This unique dictionary explores the dazzling variety in which the Word of God comes dressed in clothes of everyday life. It traces the trail of images from Eden to the New Jerusalem. It captures the plotted patterns of biblical narrative. It surveys the imaged texture of each book of the Bible. In short, The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is an inviting, enlightening and indispensable companion to the reading, study, contemplation and enjoyment of the Bible.