Episode 1.5: Teaching Well
This episode starts a series on teaching more effectively. For many of us, teaching is one of the most intimidating parts of being a youth leader. That’s understandable. This episode, and the next episodes, are designed to help you improve as a teacher.
We interview Terry Linhart today, who has been training youth leaders for decades. He’s got a pile of great tips.
Head's up: Terry was using satellite internet in the middle of a blizzard, so there are a few small audio problems.
Terry mentioned a few of his own books, including Teaching the Next Generations: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching Christian Formation. This is the book Terry mentioned earlier in the inteview. Each chapter is about a totally different topic, so that this one book becomes a constantly helpful resource.
He also mentioned a book he wrote called The Self-Aware Leader toward the end of the interview.
Hurt, by Chap Clark should be required reading for all youth leaders in the USA. Chap did a massive research project, and discovered things about how teenagers have changed since most of us were young. This book was a landmark in youth ministry when it was released.
No Supplies Required, old Group book. There are a few used copies on Amazon here.
Doug Franklin Leader Treks anything Doug & Angie Franklin are putting down, I’m picking up. https://www.leadertreks.org/
DYM has been helpful. They can be found at www.downloadyouthministry.com.
The Self-Aware Leader is good for volunteer teams