Most of us know the frustration of walking into a room full of teenagers thinking you have the “gift of teaching,” and walking out of the room an hour later wondering why God didn’t give any of your students the “gift of listening.” By exploring some of the basic principles of effective and creative teaching, this seminar will give you some great ideas and stimulate you with new strategies for communicating the Word of God. In this practical, ideas-loaded workshop you’ll cover topics like:
• Reading the Bible for all it’s worth
• Using creativity to teach the Word
• Seven basic laws of learning
• Making use of learning styles
• Preparing an environment that communicates
Duffy is professor of youth ministry at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, and a 30-year veteran of youth ministry. He speaks around the world to teenagers and people who love teenagers, and is author of several books, including Memory Makers, Everyday Object Lessons, This Way to Youth Ministry, Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts (recently revised and updated), Enjoy the Silence, Speaking to Teenagers (co-authored with Doug Fields) and his newest book, Building a Youth Ministry That Builds Disciples.