Teacher Training

Bible Memory

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  1. Explain fully one new verse each week and encourage the children to memorize that verse for the next week.
  2. Spend approximately 10 minutes teaching and going over that new verse.

How to Teach a Visualized Verse

  1. Always plan a nice visual for the children to see as they learn the verse.
  2. Teach the meaning of the verse. Be sure to make the thoughts practical for their age group.
  3. Go over the reference at least 4 or 5 times. (Divide the children into 2 groups to go over the reference till they get it.)
  4. Have the children read the verse once or twice and then begin to take one part away till the whole visual is gone.
  5. Divide the children into those same 2 groups (see point 3) and have each group say the verse.
  6. Have 2 or 3 volunteers say it by themselves. (You might offer a small reward if they can say it without help.)
  7. Have all the children say it again at least once or twice.
  8. Give the children a visual at the end of class and offer a reward for all who will say the verse at the next meeting.

Contests to Motivate Children

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Counseling Children Who Have Come to be Saved

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  1. There are three basic sections to our counseling.
    1. Find out if they know why they came forward. Younger children may not understand at all.
    2. Assure those who understood and prayed to be saved that, if sincere, Jesus did come into their heart.
    3. Help those who got saved to know that Jesus will never leave their heart.
  2. How to put the first step into practice:
    1. Never tell a child the answer you want: ask, “Why did you come forward today?”
    2. If you are dealing with more than one child, begin with the younger ones first. Use different questions for each one. Ask the first child, “Why did you come forward today?” Ask the second child, “Remember when Mr. Bill said to raise your hand and stand up? You did that, Why?” Ask the third child, “Did you ask Jesus to do something for you today? What did you ask Him to do?” Make sure that each child really understands what he did (as best you can tell) and that he really did ask the Lord to save him.
    3. Try to discern if the child is under conviction of sin.
      1. Ask the child if he knows that he is a sinner or if he does wrong. A good question to ask is, “Where would you go if you died and you weren’t saved?” if he doesn’t seem to understand, ask him if he would still go to Heaven even without being saved?
      2. If the child will not readily admit that he is a sinner, show him Romans 3:23 and try to explain what the Scriptures say about him being a sinner; however, it wouldn’t be wise to try to lead him to Christ at this time because he is obviously not under conviction of sin.
    4. BE SURE THAT YOU ASK EACH CHILD, “Have you ever asked the Lord to save you before?” If they say, YES, find out when or where they were saved, what they did to be saved, and why they want to be saved again. Sometimes it is better to deal with this child after all the others are dealt with and emphasize Hebrews 13:5b, and that he didn’t need to be saved today or ever again. If you deal with this child along with the others, do not use this child as the one to help the others to understand, for this child is often quite confused and will confuse the others.
  3. How to put step two into practice.
    1. Pick one of the children that you think will understand the best, and explain to him Revelation 3:20.
      1. BEHOLD I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK – explain that this is Jesus who is knocking at the door of your heart. Tell the child that the reason He is knocking is because He knows that you are a sinner, and He wants to save you.
      2. IF ANY MAN HEAR MY VOICE – Explain that God speaks to our hearts, not to our ears.
      3. AND OPEN THE DOOR – ask the child, “If a friend of yours knocked at your door, what would you say? Did you ask Jesus to come into your heart to save you? That’s what it means to open the door.
      4. I WILL COME IN
    2. “What did Jesus say He would do if you would ask Him into your heart?”
    3. “Did you ask Jesus to come into your heart today?”
    4. “Did Jesus come into your heart today?”
    5. “How do you know?” (Children usually give the wrong answer to #3 or #4.) Ask the following questions:
      1. Ask, “What is the one thing God will never do? God will never (The child will answer LIE.)
      2. Explain,”If God says He is going to do something, what is He going to do?” (Child should say, He’ll do it.)
      3. Then ask, “What did Jesus say He’d do if you asked Him into your heart?” (Child- He’d come in.) “Did Jesus come into your heart when you asked Him to?” (Child – YES) “How do you know?” The answer that you want is that God says. He would, and God never lies.
      4. Ask the child, “Are you saved now?”
      5. Then ask, “Where would you go if you died right now?” (Child – Heaven) “Why?” (Child – because I’m saved)
    6. After the first child has assurance, go to each of the children and ask the questions about how they know that they are saved. Be sure that they understand that it is because of the PROMISE OF GOD IN THE BIBLE AND THAT GOD NEVER LIES.
  4. How to put step three into practice.
    1. Read Hebrews 13:5b Then ask one of the children, “When did Jesus come into your heart?” (Child – today) Ask, “When is He going to leave your heart?” (Child – when I sin, when I die, I don’t know) Keep going over this verse until he sees that Jesus will NEVER leave his heart. (Even if he sins) Then ask, “How many times do you have to be saved?” (Child – once) “How do you know?” (Child – God promised and God never lies) Ask, “Are you saved now for sure?”
    2. Go to each of the other children and ask the same questions until they understand that they don’t ever have to be saved again because of GOD’S PROMISE THAT HE WILL NEVER LEAVE THEIR HEARTS.
  5. If a saved child comes to make things right with the Lord:
    1. Ask him to share his testimony with you about when he got saved. Don’t assume that the child is saved.
    2. Discuss I John 1:9 and show him how to get his sin confessed.
    3. Encourage him to pray to God right then (not out loud – remember you are not his priest) and confess each sin.
    4. Try to help him to overcome any specific sin he is having trouble with. Show him some Scripture that will help him and also some steps that he can follow each day until he gets the victory over that sin.
  6. Encourage the child to read his Bible and pray each day. Explain that he should tell everyone he knows that he has been saved. Be sure to mention that he ought to be baptized and regularly attend a Bible-preaching church.

Discipline in the Classroom

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Giving an Effective Invitation

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