WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? According to merriam-webster.com one of the definitions for dynamic (dy·nam·ic) is “marked by usually continuous and productive activity or change.” In the Christian realm, I think that most of us desire for our relationship with God to be dynamic in the sense that we want to be in a continuous state of growing in our relationship with him – which would often produce activity and change. So it is important that this carries over into our teaching time on Sundays, Wednesdays, or whenever we are teaching at church.
WHAT DO I DO? As I began to think of the topic of teaching dynamically and the definition above, several key thoughts and actions came to mind:
- Spend time in God’s word on a daily basis
- Pray for God’s directions, for your class time, for the kids in your class and their families.
- Prepare. Take time to prepare to teach God’s word and to share the Greatest story ever
- Develop relationships with your group members. Get to know them. They are all created in his image.
- Take advantage of training opportunities.
- Choose to take time to teach creatively to different learning styles.
What would you add to this list to have a dynamic teaching time?
Maria Brannen has served as a State Missionary with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board since 1998 and is a Kids Groups and Faith Development Consultant. Prior to that, she served on church staff in Georgia and Texas. She has produced multiple resources including Bible Drill Devotional Books, Youth Bible Drill Leader’s Guides and a Bible Drill app in the iTunes store. Connect with Maria at facebook.com/gbckidsministry,
or https://www.pinterest.com/gabibledrill/ . Maria’s e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org