Article by: Nancy Guthrie
In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, I sat down with two good friends who have spent many years identifying, recruiting, training, and overseeing teachers in the church. I asked them what they look for in a teacher, red flags that may indicate one shouldn’t be tapped to teach, and how they recommend people improve at teaching the Bible. Donna Dobbs is director of Christian education at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Kari Stainback is director of women’s ministries at Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas.
Resources recommended in this episode:
- Simeon Trust Workshops
- One to One Bible Reading by David Helm
- Living By the Book by Howard Hendricks
- Getting the Message by Dan Doriani
- Putting the Truth to Work by Dan Doriani
- The Heart is the Target by Murray Capill
- Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible
- ESV Study Bible
- ESV Gospel Transformation Bible
Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her home church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as at conferences around the country and internationally, and through books and DVDs in the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series. She offers companionship and biblical insight to the grieving through Respite Retreats that she and her husband, David, host for couples who have faced the death of child, through the GriefShare video series, and through books such as Holding on to Hope and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow.