The Importance of Good Reviews
Pastor Daniel Habben concludes his series of articles that help us as we consider the question, How can we best reach adults with God’s Word in a Bible class setting? With a clear reminder of the blessings God’s people receive as they study his Word, this series of articles has challenged all of us to take a serious look at the way we teach Bible class. Pastor Habben offers specific and practical suggestions for us to consider as we strive to become better communicators of God’s truth.

In this article, Pastor Habben demonstrates the importance of a well-planned review to help students understand and remember the lesson.

Pastor Daniel Habben served St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, for 18 years. He recently accepted the call to serve St. John’s Lutheran Church on the island of Antigua. 

Pastor Habben came to love teaching when he tutored at Luther Prep School and is thankful for the feedback he received from his fellow tutors—especially from the Martin Luther College teacher grads! He was a presenter at the 2015 symposium on education at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Most of the materials in this series of articles are from that presentation.
They never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah. - Acts 5:42
Adult Education: Additum
Dialogue Learning's Impact on Teaching

In the fourth in his series of interviews, Missionary Paul Nitz discusses how learning about dialogue education has changed his view of teaching.

Teaching Toolbox
Web Meetings as a Bible Study Option

The members of some congregations need to travel a long way to get to church. Some potential leaders are reluctant to serve on leadership teams because their travel schedules take them out of town often. These challenges create obstacles for midweek meetings and Bible studies. Gloria Dei congregation in Belmont, California, has been able to ease those challenges by using a web meeting service. Pastor Tim Shrimpton explains how he is able to conduct a midweek Bible study with students spread throughout a wide geographical area.

Curriculum Connection
Great Gospel Events in the Lives
of Elijah and Elisha

As a seminary professor, Pastor Mark Zarling introduced the concept of dialogue education to his students. Pastor Zarling incorporates that methodology into this seven-lesson Bible study, which focuses our eyes on Elijah and Elisha and the amazing ways God showed his power and love for his people through the lives of these men and their ministries. Click the links below to view a sample lesson.

Leader's Guide: PDF
Student Lesson: PDF RTF

Teaching Tip

Many television series start each week's episode with a recap of what happened the previous week. It's a good strategy for faculty as well, and it can help refocus students' attention and get them ready to learn.
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Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, and WELS Adult Discipleship.