Thursday, December 08, 2005
Why You Have to Engage Them
I like this cartoon from Christianity Today. It's a good reminder about the importance of engaging people in your classes.
Use good questions to make it fun, challenging. (See www.52biblequestions.com if you need some help with this.)
Use illustrations creatively.
Pull from the whole range of human emotional experience -- the Bible does.
Don't be a talking head, droning on. Move! Vary your voice and intonation! Get other people talking at least 20% of the time.
Remember that it's not about entertaining people and tickling their ears. You're doing these things to engage their minds and hearts, and teach so that God will change their lives.