Saturday, October 29, 2005

Training Resources For Teachers

I know it's been quite a while since I've posted, but I'm hoping to blog more regularly now that I'm back into the routine. To get started again, I thought I'd offer some suggestions about resources to use for training Bible study teachers and leaders. We've used several training courses in our program that we've found helpful and easy to implement.

Here are a few we'd recommend:

The Seven Laws of the Learner video series (Howard Hendricks)

The Seven Laws of the Teacher video series (Howard Hendricks)

Teaching with Style video series (Bruce Wilkenson)

Communicating with Bold Assurace video series (Bert Decker)

Teaching Adults: A Guide for Transformational Teaching leader training pack (Rick Edwards, Compiler)

We've found that offering annual or semi-annual training opportunities for our Bible study teachers fosters fellowship, growth, and passion among those who otherwise might feel tired or burn out. It also makes them feel valued and helps to build oneness among the teaching team.

Hopefully you'll find something useful here, too!

'Til next time,