Maximum learning is always the result of maximum student involvement, for we always learn by doing. --Howard Hendricks
How Do You Measure Spiritual Transformation? +Numerical Growth— Is bringing others to church part of their lifestyle? +Spiritual Transformation— How are they doing in their relationship with Christ, Believers, the Unsaved? Are they practicing Christian Disciplines? +Ministry Expansion— Are they serving in at least one area of ministry? +Kingdom Advance— Are they demonstrating a desire to become involved in missions?
A Picture of Spiritual Transformation 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing those from whom you learned, 15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:14-17 (HCSB)
Resources For Effective Bible Study Curriculum Leadership Resources Bible Study Tools
LifeWay Curriculum Family Bible Study Explore The Bible MasterWork Life Connections
Family Bible Study Content planned around biblical worldview and life questions. Variety of Learner Guide designs. Leader guide provides Bible commentary and teaching plans. Supplemental Bible commentary helps are provided in the Herschel Hobbs Commentary. NEW! Supplemental teaching plans are provided in the new QuickSource. The Biblical Illustrator and the Biblical Illustrator Plus provides Biblical background supplements. All leader packs include CD-ROM. KJV and HCSB Scripture text.
Explore the Bible Features book-by-book approach. Learner guide provides Bible commentary. Leader guide provides Bible commentary and teaching plans. Supplemental Bible commentary helps are provided in the Explore The Bible Adult Commentary. All leader packs include CD-ROM. KJV and HCSB Scripture text The Biblical Illustrator and the Biblical Illustrator Plus provides Biblical background supplements
Life Connections Choice of four basic Christian-growth books and four life-issues books For seekers and new and mature believers Focus on a Scripture passage and a reflective question, requiring minimal preparation Help provided for structured sessions, a master-teacher approach, and small groups Leader and Learner guides NIV Scripture text
MasterWork Key messages from revered authors like Billy Graham, Charles Swindoll, Beth Moore, Charles Stanley, John MacArthur. For learners seeking deeper spiritual insight. Interactive study model. Teacher functions as a fellow learner and a group facilitator, using discussion questions. Various Scripture translations
Online Curriculum Helps EXTRA! Weekly online supplement to teaching plans containing current events and teaching options. www.lifeway.com/myextra
Leadership Resources Leading Adults—Quarterly magazine theat provides practical helps and ideas for all adult leaders. www.lifeway.com free monthly e-newsletter’s Adult Ministry Solutions—monthly newsletter packed with ministry ideas. eSource for Sunday School Leaders—Get up-to-date Sunday School helps each month as well as updates on the latest Sunday School resources.
Bible Study Tools Study Bibles Bible Dictionaries Commentaries Computer Bible Study Tools www.bible.lifeway.com Free Bible Search Tool providing commentaries, devotionals, dictionaries, word studies, and seven versions of the Bible NEW! HCSB Bible Navigator—CD. HCSB Bible, reference works, personalization features, and Internet enhancements.
Sunday Afternoon or Monday Evaluate Set Weekly Goals Overview Next Week’s Lesson Bible Study Relationships Mission
Study The Lesson Daily Increments Devotionally Analytically Commentary Additional Resources Pray!
Crafting The Lesson Key #1: Plan With The End In Mind Key #2: Customize!
Crafting The Lesson Seven Steps to Customizing the Lesson 1.Read teaching procedures 2.Review available Leader Packs 3.Review available CD helps 4.Review additional teaching resources 5.Review Learner Guides 6.Determine how to apply lesson 7.Develop Outline—SUMMARIZE!
Crafting The Lesson Effective Outline—Summarize! Build Relationships and Focus on Mission Introduction Examine and apply the Scripture—What does the Scripture say? What does it mean? What does it mean to me? Encourage life change based on the Biblical truth— What should I think, feel, or do as a result of understanding this Scripture? Continue the lesson and ministry
Experiencing God During The Session Room Set Up Focal Wall, Chairs, Tables Enjoy the Session! Warm Friendly Environment Welcome Guests Present The Lesson Take Prayer Request Always direct lesson toward the gospel Teach the lesson to the individual and to the class
What Happens After The Session? How do we continue learning? How do we help adults join in the mission of the class?
Are faithful members joining you in the mission? Foundational Ongoing Evangelistic Bible Study Multiplies Intentional
Involving Adults in the Sunday School Mission Basic Expanded Plus +
Jesus’ Ministry Describe what you believe Jesus’ mission was. Describe the time he spent with His disciples. How does this relate to your leadership as a Sunday School leader? Could it be accomplished with 156 hours (3 years times 52 weeks) of one-hour Bible study lessons? If not, then how can we expect better results?
Jeremiah 18:4 (KJV) And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
James 1:22-25 (HCSB) But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror; 24 for he looks at himself, goes away, and right away forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer who acts—this person will be blessed in what he does.