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Year: 2014

9 Ways to Use Technology in Bible Class

Aren’t you continually amazed at how fast technology changes? What may be more amazing to me is how quickly I fall behind and how it comes so easily to younger generations!  You don’t have to look far to see a baby on a tablet or a toddler on a computer.  Elementary age children can show …

5 Ways to Shock a Bible Class Teacher

  Week after week, lesson after lesson.  They prepare, they decorate, they laminate. They give their time to teach you and your children.  They don’t do it to receive a paycheck.  In fact, they often spend money out of their own pocket to buy supplies and treats.  They don’t do it to get recognition or …

6 Ways to Kill a Bible Class

Is your congregation concerned about Bible class attendance?  Do you have a similar number for Bible class as you do for worship time on Sunday mornings?  Do you have a similar number returning for Wednesday evening Bible study? As an adult, why do we so often say (sarcastic tone), “Oh, great, it’s Wednesday night.  It’s …

5 Ways to Update Your Bible Classroom

I have a confession to make.  I’m a snooper!  When I visit new congregations for gospel meetings, lectureships, ladies days, or any other reason, I frequently snoop.  I like to see what other Bible class teachers are doing in their classrooms.  Along the way, I have found some amazing, beautiful classrooms full of innovative ideas, …

Slow Down….What’s Your Hurry?

Have you ever started off a new year with the goal of reading through your Bible in a year?  I know I have.  The plan was to read three chapters a day and five on Sunday to complete the reading.  Have you ever failed at that goal?  My hand goes up!  I start well, but …