Why I Attend Wednesday Night Church Services

Neal Pollard I need the fellowship of Christian family in the middle of a week spent exposed to the world. I draw strength from the teaching of God's Word and the comments others make on the subject being studied. Others need my encouragement and influence, and my presence can be so faith-building to them. Bible … Continue reading Why I Attend Wednesday Night Church Services

Teachers’ Aids

Neal Pollard Several of our classes have assistants to the Bible class teacher.  She (or perhaps in select cases “he”) serves in a support role, helping students do handwork, find Bible verses, or occasionally keep order.  These are vital roles, and often a teacher’s aid later actually becomes a teacher.  Teachers’ aids are part of … Continue reading Teachers’ Aids

Audience Analysis

Neal Pollard People, in talking about public speaking, will sometimes speak of “audience analysis.” What they mean is that you need to know your audience or you run the risk of being irrelevant, disconnected, and even possibly offensive. You may assume too much of them or sell them way short. Neither extreme is effective. A … Continue reading Audience Analysis

Baptized Boys And Bible Class

Neal Pollard 1 Timothy 2:11-14 clearly states, "A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but … Continue reading Baptized Boys And Bible Class

T.H.I.N.K. (Teens Happily Ingesting New Knowledge)

Neal Pollard How fitting that they were there studying James 1:22, as Michael Hite taught.  Well over 20 of them gathered in one living room, hunkered down for nearly 90 minutes as just eight verses were covered in-depth, they seemed like budding archaeologists finding some new treasure.  That they have been doing this week after … Continue reading T.H.I.N.K. (Teens Happily Ingesting New Knowledge)

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR TEACHING

Neal Pollard   Take the time at the beginning of class to break the ice, exude warmth, and build rapport. Make sure you have done due diligence, entering the classroom with ample preparation. Strike the balance of being "open" and "approachable" as a teacher without putting out the vibe of vulnerability or uneasiness. Guide the … Continue reading PRACTICAL TIPS FOR TEACHING