A Resource From Youth Ministry Resources
For your Adult Bible Study Curriculum to be effective you have to make a connection. Well many connections. Some of them we have already talked about. There is the connection with people. We looked at how important the relationships are that you form in your bible study or Sunday School. Next, we discussed prayer. If you are not connected with God and you are communicating in your own power and will be weak and ineffective. There are more connections though. You need to be connected with the Adult Bible Study Curriculum. You need to prepare and make it your own so that you can communicate naturally and powerfully. You need to come as close as you can to becoming an expert on what the topic is. While it is hard to rank these, and I honestly do not know if you really should, there is another extremely important connection out there that I would rank right at the top. That is the connection with the community. Many leaders in the church will teach on Sundays, or whenever you meet together, and never actually get out in the community and make connection with people throughout the week. It is hard to share lessons that will move people towards life change and lessons that just might change the world around you, if you are not aware of what is going on in the world. Find some way to make a connection. You may be bi-vocational or a volunteer and this connection will be easy for you. But if you are on staff you may have to work extra hard on this. Either way, make it a priority. Because being connected will greatly multiply the effectiveness with which the Adult Bible Study Curriculum is communicated and received.