How to Teach a Bible Study for Teenagers
Topic: How to teach a Bible study for teenagers
How a Visual Anchor helps you teach a Bible study for teenagers
When teachers want to know how to teach a Bible study for teenagers, I always recommend including a visual anchor in their lessons. Once you begin using Visual Anchors, you will find that teenagers will continue to forget most of the points made during the Bible study just as they always have. However, what will be different is that they will remember the Visual Anchor for weeks, months, and even years later.
Not too long ago, I was sitting in a Bible study behind two ladies. The teacher was about halfway through the lesson when one of them looked at the other and said, “He’s talking about the same thing we learned in that lesson about the trash can.” The other lady started laughing and said, “I was just thinking the same thing.” Now, what was interesting was the lesson they were referring to had been taught almost two years earlier!
You may be wondering, how in the world could not one but two people be listening to a Bible study lesson and then remember a different related lesson that had been taught two years earlier? Of course, you know the answer. The ladies were remembering that lesson’s Visual Anchor (i.e., a large trash representing our life before becoming a Christian). Once they remembered the Visual Anchor, they remembered the lesson’s Sticky Proverb because the two were tied to each other. The truth encapsulated in that lesson’s Sticky Proverb stuck with them two years later, and hopefully, it will stick with them throughout the remainder of their lives.
Tip for how to teach a Bible study for teenagers:
For truths that need to be remembered give a picture; for everything else, abstract truths work just fine.
The better your Visual Anchor, the better they will remember the points in your lesson. Visual concrete images are like mental anchors that lodge in listeners’ memories and remain there for weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime. Consequently, if you relate your lesson’s Sticky Proverb and main truths to a Visual Anchor, your teens can remember them for a lifetime. The better you design the anchor, the longer it will stick in your teens’ memories.
As you integrate these principles (and the others in the series) into your Bible studies for teenagers, you will be energized by the impact your teaching has in their lives.
The Teaching To Transform Not Inform series will give you simple, practical steps for how to teach a Bible study for teenagers using Visual Anchors
Chapter 5 in Teaching To Transform Not Inform 2 will give you a simple, practice, step-by-step method for creating Visual Anchors. It will also give several examples to ensure you fully understand how to create and integrate a Visual Anchor into your lessons. Visit our store and find more information on how to teach a Bible study for teenagers.
How to teach a Bible study for teenagers:
As the sights and smells in a restaurant
create a desire to eat, develop a lesson
that creates a desire to listen.
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|How to teach a Bible study for students||teen Bible study groups|
|How to teach a Bible study for high schoolers||The Sticky Proverb|
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