Teaching Adults Bible Classes - Teacher Training Resources

 

Bible teachers of adult classes need to understand the age level characteristics and needs of adulthood to better reach and teach adults. That's the objective of the resources listed on this page. If you're looking for help with adult ministry in general, check out the adult ministry resources page on the MinTools.com site.

Click below to find teacher training resources for the following adult age divisions:

adult age division
Order the Age Level Characteristics:
Adults Module Download
to think through how the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual age level developmental characteristics of college and career, young adults, middle age adults, and older adults affect how to teach an adult Bible class.
 
Age Level Characteristics: Adults Module Download
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 General Adult Teaching Resources
 

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Group Sessions:

  • Breaking Down the Walls: Teaching Adult Bible Classes by Ministry Tools Resource Center
     
    Breaking Down the Walls in Adult Bible Classes
    Adults tend to build walls around themselves that block out unwanted feelings, keep a distance between them and other people, and hide who they really are. In teaching adults this poses a problem because these walls can also keep truth and growth opportunities from getting in. This session will help teachers of adult classes focus on tools they can use to chisel away at those protective barriers.

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  • Some Outreach Do's & Don'ts for the Adult Classroom by Ministry Tools Resource Center
     
    Some Outreach Do's & Don'ts for the Adult Classroom
    Some adult church-goers may have grown up in a Christian home and acquired a lifestyle consistent with being a Christian yet never entered into a personal relationship with Jesus. Some might consider themselves Christians simply because they aren't atheists. Teachers of adult classes shouldn't assume all students are true believers in Jesus Christ. This 5 page teacher training worksheet provides seven suggestions, written as do's and don'ts, to implement if you want to reach those who might not truly know the Lord.

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Adult Age Divisions: Younger, Middle-Aged, & Older Adults