Building connections from one human to another is a vital topic to occupy the thoughts of teachers of God’s Word because God has chosen to communicate his law and gospel from one person to another. So how can teachers of the Word use technology to build connections with the ones who are taught, especially when the learners are decades younger in age?
In the first article of this new series, Pastor Paul Waldschmidt shows us three ways we can use tech to build connections with our students that are worth considering in both remote and traditional educational settings. Note that these suggestions are geared toward middle school students (catechism age), but they have application even in a classroom full of adult learners.
Pastor Paul Waldschmidt, a 1999 Seminary graduate, served for 13 years at St. Mark in Normal, Illinois, before coming to Peace in Hartford, Wisconsin, in 2012. He has served the church-at-large as chairman of the Western Wisconsin District Commission on Adult Discipleship and as a circuit pastor in both the Western Wisconsin and Southeastern Wisconsin Districts. He recently earned an STM in Education with a focus on using technology in Christian Education and, Lord willing, is starting coursework for an M.S. in Educational Administration (Technology Director) this fall.