Learn inner-city ministry from the world's greatest educator: Jesus Christ! Tolbert offers a step-by-step guide to teaching Sunday school in an urban context by addressing two questions: How did Jesus make his message relevant for the culture? And how can we make the gospel meaningful to various age groups---from preschool to adult? Includes sample lessons. 240 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
As a teacher, you long to help others do more than understand the Bible. You want them to experience its relevance and power for their lives. Teaching like Jesus is the answer! This commonsense guide offers examples of Jesus' teaching style from the Gospels, then shows how you can make these principles work for you -- regardless of what age group or ethnic background you're dealing with. Using a proven, four-step plan, Teaching Like Jesus gives you action steps, summaries, and other practical resources that will make your classroom a lively place to learn and apply the lessons so vitally important for transforming lives and nurturing disciples. You'll learn to think in terms of "see, hear, and do" in your lesson plans. And you'll find sample plans for age groups and cultures ranging from African-American preschoolers to Chinese married couples.
La Verne Tolbert, PhD (Talbot School of Theology) is the founder of Teaching Like Jesus Ministries, (Pasadena, CA) which is dedicated to equipping pastors, teachers, parents and volunteers in Christian education, children's ministry and youth/young adult ministry. A sought after speaker, Dr. Tolbert is an adjunct professor at Biola University and Haggard School of Theology/Azusa Pacific University. She's been twice nominated by students for Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
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