Posted: September 15th, 2023
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TO DO & COLLECT
Start a list of supplies needed, and/or tasks the instructor would need to complete before teaching the Bible study
DATE AND LOCATIONS LESSON PLAN USED
LESSON PLAN 1 for Teaching Methods for Ministry Class
May be taught in the future.
TOPIC & SCRIPTURE
Fill in a topic description that briefly classifies this lesson for you. (For example, Jesus calls the first disciples)
If you use this lesson in the future, you would describe the context in which it is used. This would include
· Description of learners: level of Bible knowledge, age, general characteristics, size of the group.
· Description of the environment: Is it a classroom, home, or elsewhere? What resources of technology are available?
· Amount of time the lesson is intended to take.
· Other details that influence the design of this lesson.
For this example lesson:
12-15 adult students in a UNWSP Ministry program.
Greater than average Bible and theology background from former coursework and ministry experience.
They love to learn and grow.
Meeting in an adult education room in church. Projections technology available.
Lesson is intended to last 45 minutes.
Write out the learning goal for this lesson plan based on what you discovered in your Exegesis Exercise. For example, “The learners will consider the
immediate response of the fishermen to this invitation by a Galilean rabbi.”
Write one objective for each of the three categories. An example is given for the activity already included in the Book section. Remember that the design of your learning time needs to accomplish these objectives.
By the end of the lesson, the learner will…
For example: “Describe the characteristics of the response of each fishermen to Jesus’ invitation to follow Him.”
By the end of the lesson the learner will
By the end of the lesson, the learner will
How will you engage the learners? Describe your HOOK with enough detail that a different instructor could facilitate the plan and teach the lesson in your absence.
BOOK Methodology and Content
You want learners to discover for themselves what you discovered in your exegesis work. Describe how you would lead the group through that discovery in about 20 minutes. Remember to describe what happens in the lesson in enough detail that someone other than yourself could guide the group through this lesson. Here is an example
Ask three students to read passage: One reads the narration, one reads the words of Jesus, and one reads the words of the fishermen.
Say, “Turn to your neighbor and discuss how spoke to the fishermen. What do you think they might be thinking or feeling? Did they each respond the same or what were any differences? Allow discussion in pairs for 3–4 minutes and then debrief by gathering responses from the whole group and listing them on the board. Be sure to discuss the immediate nature of the fishermen’s’ response.
Continue to dig into the passage through your exegesis discoveries.
Delete the above example and write your own Book plans
Transition: Now that we have seen what the Bible says in this story, let’s find some principles that we can use in our teaching today. (This generic transition can work for most lessons between the book and the look.)
Now bring the principle from your learning goal to the present day context.
“The instructor will say, “Take a few minutes individually and think of stories—more than one if you can– about how Jesus called someone into ministry. After a few minutes, we will share those stories with each other (or if a large class, have them share in small groups.)
Give the students about 3 minutes to do this. Take 5 minutes to share stories.
Teacher asks: What were some common characteristics of the stories we just heard?” List those on the board”
Delete the example an write your own Look section
Transition: We have seen how the Bible applies to people’s lives today, but let’s look at how it applies to our own lives. (This generic transition can work for most lessons between the look and the took.)
Have each student make an individual, actionable application to his/her life.
For example: Ask students to turn to a neighbor and tell their calling story in 2-3 minutes to that person. Was their response immediate? Was it a gradual realization? After students have share with each other, have them ask there partner if they think or feel God is currently calling them to something? What is it? And where are they to responding to that calling?
Bring the class together and hand out index cards. Have each person write the next thing they need to do to respond to God’s call in their own life. When all have had a chance to write something down, pray with the group that they can immediately take that step.
Transition: We have prayed specifically for each other, now let’s summarize our time together.
Describe how the instructor should conclude the time. Include a summary of the lesson and a specific reminder of the TOOK. Closing prayer is often included here.
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