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Go Deeper

By Doug Franklin November 9, 2009

What do you do when…..  A student responds to a Bible study question, but you know there is more for the student to uncover? Do you ask a follow up question or do you just let it go? Often times I find adults don’t want to push students. Maybe they think students won’t like them or they are not sure if the student can answer the question? Whatever the case, we as teachers have to ask ourselves, what is our priority?. Is it for the student to learn or is it for us to feel good about ourselves? Courage and teaching go hand-in-hand. For us to have courage we must first have our priorities straight.  Jesus did, just read the first seven chapters of Mathew. Jesus goes right after the toughest topics of his days. Or how about the women at the well, did Jesus back off there? No, we can’t either. Let’s challenge our students and push them to think in church. Let’s make our first priority their growth.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More