Saturday night I was up until 11:30pm working on my lesson. I was preparing to tell the story of Josiah cleaning the temple. The problem was I didn’t feel like the lesson was quite “there”. Have you ever had that feeling? The information for your lesson is researched, and yet you are pretty sure the […]
Every Sunday I spend about 15-20 minutes teaching the kids at church a Bible story. And that 20 minute lesson is the culmination of about 10-15 hours of study. That’s right. For every 2 minutes I speak, I put in about an hour of work during the week. Now I know, what you are thinking. […]
This past Sunday I taught on Simeon and Anna meeting Jesus in the temple. And afterwards I felt like the lesson totally flopped. As I finished up the lesson I realized that I was still trying to figure out exactly how to explain the idea of the lesson while I was teaching. I was trying […]
Thanks to Kenny Conley at CMO for helping me discover this content. Excerpt from Kenny’s post: A couple nights ago I was watching some TED talks on my phone while I was watering the grass in my front yard (everyone does that, right?). There was an amazing talk by Ramsey Musallam, a Chemistry Teacher at a Catholic School. […]
Let’s start with a little bit of truth talk up in this joint: Teaching Sunday School can seem daunting. You see kids sitting there very Sunday staring you down, listening to your every word, soaking up everything you have to say, and the doubts start to creep in: “What if I’m not saying the right […]
Every wonder how some teachers seem to always keep their class engaged? It seems that no matter what they teach their kids are listening and enjoying the lesson! Meanwhile, the rest of us teachers are sitting there thinking, we basically told the same story and yet, we didn’t have nearly the excitement or engagement level […]
Here's an easy object lesson (that will have the kids guessing how you did it) to add some fun to your Sunday School lesson on the Woman at the Well.
Let’s just say it. The hardest part about being a Sunday School teacher is that half the kids already know the story before you start. Jonah and the Whale? Already know that one. Noah and the Ark? Yup, they know that one too. So what’s a teacher to do? When the kids already know ‘the […]