This month on the blog, we’re focusing on teaching tools. We want to highlight a few practical helps leaders can use to prepare to teach or to implement during the Bible study lesson.
Each week an additional teaching idea is available for group leaders for free at GoExploreTheBible.com/LeaderExtras. This bonus idea connects current events with our lesson for the week and can be used in the introduction or conclusion of the lesson.
You may be wondering, How do I incorporate this into my lesson? We’ve done the heavy lifting! You’ll find 3 things in each Leader Extra:
1. News Story Summary
We’ve prepared a brief synopsis of a current event and shared it in one or two paragraphs. If you’re looking for more information than we’ve provided, simply head over to your favorite internet search engine and get the larger picture.
2. Focus Attention
Your first option is a creative way to begin the lesson during the Focus Attention portion of the teaching plan provided in the Leader Guide. Short, easy-to-follow instructions show how you can put this teaching idea into practice.
3. Summarize and Challenge
Another option is to use this teaching idea during the Summarize and Challenge portion of the teaching plan. This is a great option for leaving your group with a memorable illustration.
Don’t miss out on these creative teaching ideas that encourage group member engagement and reinforce the main idea of the lesson!