Parents prefer that their kids learn how to respect others, handle their anger, and control their tongue rather than quote the names of all 66 books of the Bible in order. Parent prefer character centric teaching.
This powerful statement demands that Sunday School teachers and all presenters of God’s Word must not move toward “teacher centric” teaching. “Teacher centric” is when we teach toward simple lists, and facts that are easily verifiable and repeatable. In the public school realm, this is called “teaching to the test”. While it might make for a good looking batch of test scores, it does not cut it in character development. Our churches need teachers that are committed to getting God’s principles into the hearts of the children, not just God’s facts into their heads.
“Character centric” teaching is much harder to prepare for and verify, but it is what is missing in education today. CHURCH LEADERS: Please don’t let the church follow the public school’s lead in this area.
The next three blogposts will be covering some important information and ideas to help church leaders develop better teachers that will help parents to do better jobs at raising their kids. This is what parents prefer.
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