The day has finally arrived! It is your first week to teach Explore the Bible Kids. Are you excited? Nervous? Not sure what to expect? Here are some tips to help you start this new journey.
- Read the Bible story from the Bible to prepare your heart for teaching.
- Read your Leader Guide and plan what activities you want to lead.
- Email or call your other leaders and helpers. Communicate if you need them to lead anything specific in the session (i.e., small group game, video discussion, or read Scripture aloud).
- Examine the Explorer Guide. Read the activities and info-graphics.
- Sort your Poster Pack items and Bible Book Posters.
- Watch the Explore the Bible: On Location video. Create any additional questions you may want to ask the kids.
- Ask for an allergy list. Many teachers like to start the new year with special snacks and treats. Check with your kids ministry to find out if you have any kids on your new role that are allergic to wheat, eggs, grapes, citrus, and so on.
- Prepare a name game or name tags for your new group of kids. Knowing a kid’s name is important. The sooner you learn them, the better. Now my sister and I joke about all the times we weren’t called the right names as kids. We joke now. We didn’t as kids. It hurt. It was sad. It’s a little detail, but calling kids by the right name tells them you really care about them.
We are praying for you and can’t wait to hear how it goes. For more teacher training, visit Ministry Grid.
James Gaskell says
My wife Lorraine, teaches an older ladies Sunday School Class. She uses: Explore the Bible at Westview So. Baptist Church in Chanute Kansas 66720. She would like to receive the “Pack Items” that come with this material. At present they do not include this in there order. If possible could she receive the current Pack Item for this material. If there is a charge please let us know and we will cover the costs. Thank You. Phone: 620-431-6235, address: 715 S. Wilson Ave., Chanute KS 66720 . Sincerely, Jim Gaskell
S Harris says
I am glad to hear your wife is teaching Explore the Bible! The Explore the Bible: Adult Leader Pack for Fall 2014 (Item 005075132.2014-FAL) can be ordered by contacting our Customer Service at 800.458.2772 or online at http://www.lifeway.com.