1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Greetings! To my sister Bible class teachers and future teachers,
I realize greeting you first is somewhat of a different format than what we have been used to, but for this month I wanted to refer back to a previous article entitled,
I always look forward to the 2nd week in July, when our annual Future Teacher Training Camp takes place! I have the pleasure of sharing this amazing week with some amazing women of God! Those who work at the camp each day are Jeanne Lay, Erynn Sprouse, Kristy Huntsman, Lacy Crowell, Nancy Falcon, Shari Moxley, and myself – Gwen Schnell) This week is all about training teenage christian woman to open the Word, read, study, create, apply, and present a Bible devotional and or lesson plan by the end of the week with visual aids to go along with their particular Bible lesson.
The real reward comes when campers come back each year and we witness their growth and maturity over the years. We are left in amazement after the teaching 2 class actually deliver devotionals on the level of adult women.
Earlier I mentioned the word create. Each year the Future Teachers attend the Visual Aids Lab. This is where I have the pleasure of opening their eyes by way of visual aids to help them discover how to bring their Bible lesson to life! To help them know how to help their Bible students recall the Bible lesson.
There are 3 basic methods of learning that we as Bible teachers should be trying to meet within our teaching. Audio/reading, Visually/seeing, Kinetically/ hand on. (If you research these you will find they can be broken down even further.) As Bible class teachers let’s try to better serve our students by presenting lessons that touch each of these areas of learning.
Read the scripture!
Define/look up words!
Use a recording of a sound made within the lesson!
Bring in something to touch or feel having to do with the lesson!
This year the theme for FTTC was The Church. In the visual aids class, they not only received visual aids to go with their personal Bible lesson they also created a poster! About the Birth of he ChurchQuesions/Answers Birth of The Church poster.
A GOLD STAR JUST FOR YOU!
Click on the gold star to find all of this month’s featured visual aids that were given and created about the church at FTTC 2017 !
My prayers and encouragement go with you!
Serving in Christ,
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