Category Archives: Adult Bible Classes

Guide for a New Adult Education Leader

I get emails — Jay, I have been asked to be the new head of a group at our church that oversees the adult education curriculum. The shepherds at my congregation are intently interested in doing more than “caretaking” when … Continue reading

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An Idea for Teaching a Class on Grace (originally published Feb. 2007)

When I was in college, I attended a Sunday School class for young adults, and the usual teacher was out of town. The fill-in teacher passed out a survey that asked our views on several controversial questions. We anonymously circled … Continue reading

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Adult Bible Classes: What Should Be the Goal of Teaching?

From Gary Gutting, “Why Do I Teach?” in the New York Times Opinion Pages — I’ve concluded that the goal of most college courses should not be knowledge but engaging in certain intellectual exercises.   For the last few years I’ve … Continue reading

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Responding when you disagree with the teacher

I get emails — Reading your blog has been very enlightening for me. I grew up in a small Church of Christ  Now I’ve moved back to the area and my wife and I are attending there again. It is … Continue reading

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Advice on a Bible Study

I get emails — We average about 100 on Sundays and are blessed with an abundance of men and women who know the Bible well. I am writing you because I need some advice. Recently, I asked for a meeting with the men of … Continue reading

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Teaching Adult Bible Classes: How to Survive 1 Corinthians

I get emails — Jay, this year I’m teaching 1 Corinthians in one of our adult classes. And so I’ll get to address the thorny issues of divorce and remarriage and womens’ public role in the church. I’ve read your … Continue reading

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Adult Bible Class Myths: The students aren’t listening

Myth # 7. When the students look like they aren’t listening, they aren’t listening. I was in the mall a few years ago … I only go about once a year … and a woman ran up to me with … Continue reading

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