Jesus went about preaching and teaching. If you’re like most pastors, one out of two isn’t bad. But you’d like to do better.
You know that in teaching you can apply more specifically and discuss more thoroughly the topics you raise in sermons. You also enjoy the opportunity of getting closer to your people in the more informal setting of a classroom.
But if you’re like many pastors, you’re frustrated. Often you can’t find time to teach, and when you do, you can’t find time to prepare as you wish. Then there’s the challenge of teaching effectively both new Christians and mature believers, white and blue collar, young and old—at the same time. In addition, you wonder when you’ve hit the mark, when your teaching has actually brought people closer to Christ.
These challenges needn’t overwhelm you; they can be overcome. In Mastering Teaching , volume 8 of the Mastering Ministry series, three respected teachers show what steps you can take to enhance your teaching, to turn it from an infrequent add-on to an essential part of your ministry.