Practical Teaching of Scripture – RLGN 360

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

A study of the basic principles and methods of teaching and learning as they apply to the communication of the Scriptures across various age groups. The student will combine scholarly research, proper Bible study, and suitable theological formation in order to successfully teach a passage of Scripture. Additionally, the student will engage in the process of evaluation in order to determine the strengths and weaknesses of his or her teaching.

Prerequisites

(RLGN 301 and THEO 360 and BIBL 360 and BIBL 105 and BIBL 110) or (RLGN 301 and THEO 360 and BIBL 360 and BIBL 205 and BIBL 210) or (RLGN 301 and THEO 360 and BIBL 360 and BIBL 110 and BIBL 205) or (RLGN 301 and THEO 360 and BIBL 360 and BIBL 105 and BIBL 210) or (RLGN 301 and THEO 360 and BIBL 360 and BIBL 104)

Rationale

This course will provide the student with a practical procedure for constructing Bible lessons. It will enable the student to prepare a sound lesson that is supported with Scripture and an effective, well-organized outline. Thus, the student will be able to present God’s Word with meaning and applicable purpose.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the strategic concepts of successful Bible teaching.
  2. Identify elements that enhance the learning process.
  3. Recognize the importance of preparation in the teaching process.
  4. Explain the components of a well-crafted presentation of the Scriptures.
  5. Conduct an evaluation of a Bible lesson.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. The thread must be at least 250–500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150–300 words.

Subject/Central Theme Assignment

The student will use Secrets of Dynamic Communication, The Bible Story Handbook, and a provided template to identify a subject and central theme for each of 5 potential lessons.


Objective Assignment

The student will use Secrets of Dynamic Communication, The Bible Story Handbook, and a provided template to establish an objective, proposition, response, and key word for each of the 5 potential lessons he/she will be developing.

Rationale Assignment

The student will use Secrets of Dynamic Communication, The Bible Story Handbook, and a provided template to formulate the rationale, resources, and evaluation for each of the 5 potential lessons he/she will be developing.

SCORRE Lesson Outline Assignment

The student will use Secrets of Dynamic Communication, The Bible Story Handbook, and a provided template to produce a full SCORRE outline for each of the 5 potential lessons he/she will be developing.

Teaching Presentation

The student will select 1 of his/her 5 lessons and complete the necessary components of the teaching project, which consists of a SCORRE Lesson Worksheet, the SCORRE Lesson Outline, and a presentation document of his/her choosing.

Quizzes (2)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and/or true/false questions, and have a 40-minute time limit.