#12 – Get Fired Up! (Tips For Large Group Teaching)
Welcome to a continuing series of tips on working with large groups of children. I hope that you will find these tips useful and be able to implement them in your dealings with large groups of kids. If you do, please leave a comment and let us know. For a complete list of posts in this series, please see the index page. So, without further introduction, here is today’s installment.
I really ought to start this out this installment with a disclaimer – today’s post is in reaction to a pet peeve of mine. That pet peeve is that I can stand to listen to monotone, uninspired, unemotional presentations of God’s Word. Now, don’t get me wrong – every second of every teaching does not need to be over the top gut wrenching emotion (we’ll save that for the televangelists). But, we’re teaching about God. We are talking about the creator of everything in the universe. We imparting the knowledge of him he came to earth to save us from our sins. We are proclaiming the good news of our God who died for us and rose on the third day to conquer death and save of from our sins – not because we deserve it, but because he loves. In the face of that kind of love, how can you help but be excited? Furthermore, how will kids ever get excited about God if we are not excited when we teach them? So, get fired up about GOD and then impart that fire in the kids you are teaching!