Friday, July 03, 2009

What was good in 1911 -- and Still Is Today

Check out this delightful 1991 book on how to plan a Sunday School lesson. (Free scanned copy via Google)

Though focused on lessons for children, I think the core ideas are applicable for teaching anyone:
  • Our aim is spiritual
  • One central thought in the lesson
  • Title the lesson to hook their attention
  • Connect the truths from the Bible to their lives
  • Tell the story well, so they're engaged
  • Followup with them outside of class time
It's good to be reminded that new things are not necessarily better, and we're part of a community of teachers stretching back more than 2000 years.

1 comment:

Sue Ellen said...

This is a wonderful book! I printed it out so I could write on it. Thank you for rediscovering it.