If creativity is essential in Bible teaching, then many may question if they should be teachers. We all, however, have the potential and purpose for being creative.
The Potential and Purpose for Creativity in Bible Teaching
If we remember these two points, we’ll tend to be more open to learning what we can about creative Bible teaching.
- Our potential to be creative: We’re all made in the image and likeness of a creative God.
Part of that likeness is creativity, not the part of bringing something into existence from nothing but rather the more imaginative side that invests what is already created with new form, that uses variety, and that puts purposeful design into what is done. Hence, creativity goes beyond innovative methods and riveting visualization. When our teaching is about lining up with God and His ways, creativity becomes essential for Bible teachers affecting all we do as teachers like the overall goals of teaching, our view of the teaching-learning process, classroom structure, and approach to the lesson. Creative teaching also affects our role as teachers and how we relate to students.
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- Our purpose in being creative: Creativity has a positive effect on the learning process.
Teachers need to get beyond themselves and realize the effect their teaching can have on others. Creativity moves students to higher levels of learning. Creativity brings many benefits that will make the classroom conducive to true learning and growth.
We must do more than just realizing our potential to be creative and understanding its benefits. We must implement steps to make it a reality. The training resources listed above can help with that. Also find more resources at: Teacher Training Resources for Creative Bible Teaching