Are your Bible teachers using music in the classroom beyond opening or closing exercises as a means of praising God?
Yes, music, both instrumental and vocal, tends to be a favorite way to worship the Lord (Ps. 150). Music, however, also serves as a biblical means of teaching.
as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs
with gratitude in your hearts to God. (Col. 3:16)
Using music, a teacher can do the following:
- teach new doctrine
- reinforce learned truths
- help students memorize Scripture
- get students’ attention
- appeal to emotions as well as understanding to stir up or inspire
The Music as a Bible Learning Activity Download, available through the MinTools.com store, is a one page training document about using music in teaching. This resource will help teachers with:
Why to use music in teaching the Bible
How to choose music for your lesson
What to remember when using music
How to expand beyond its typical use
(You can order this individual training document or get it as part of the Bible Learning Activities For Children Training Download which contains a page for 8 different learning activities.)