The same three Bible teaching tips I gave for teachers of preschool children are the ones I also list here for teachers of adult classes. No, I’m not saying we treat adults like children. While the tips themselves might be generic, their application changes based on the age you teach.
Adults are concerned about how they can contribute to family, church, community, and the world in meaningful and impactful ways. They want their lives to count, to make a difference. Consequently, Bible teachers of adult students need to focus on building legacies through the practical outworking of their faith.
2) Be prepared for challenges.
Because adults are busy trying to care for families and other responsibilities, it can be hard for them to take time for nurturing their own souls. Bible teachers of adult classes must work at convincing their students that in order for them to truly have something worthwhile to offer others, they need to take the time to attend to their own spiritual needs.
3) Foster an environment conducive to learning.
When adults do take time to come away from the busyness of life, make it a hiatus for them … a welcomed time-out from the stress and noise of life. A peaceful, relaxed, comfortable environment could be what they need to be able to open their hearts and minds and focus on how God’s Word relates to their goals and ambitions.