A Resource From Youth Ministry Resources
When teaching an Adult Bible Study Curriculum you can easily get taken off on tangents. Honestly some of them are good. Some offer for incredible teachable moments. But often times they do not. You as a teacher need to be sensitive and prepared to redirect when necessary. Usually you can see the tangents coming. I know often times depending on the current events of the week or the lesson topic where I am going to have to mindful of keeping the class on topic. There are a couple of reasons why this is so important. One is that tangents can effect the learning process. Even as adults there is only so much we can remember from an Adult Bible Study Curriculum lesson each time. Tangents can detract from gaining the necessary knowledge that needed to be gained from a lesson. Secondly, tangents can be hurtful. A prime example are the midterm elections that were help today. Not all of us agree and that is okay. But what will often happen is people will assume they all agree and often get very passionate about trivial things. Imagine if someone does not agree and is sitting quietly while they are being demonized? Or what if they are not Christians and that is the picture they are getting of Christianity? There can be a great danger. So as you teacher your class you be the leader of the class. Let it go where it needs to go but stop it when it needs to be stopped. This way each lesson in the Adult Bible Study Curriculum will have its full effectiveness.