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How you define teaching determines content and strategy.
Confluence: How do we teach?
I. General Maxim for Ministry
Meet people where they are, help them go where they need to go.
II. Two Definitions of Teaching
A. Parker Palmer, To Know As We Are Known
To teach is to create a space in which obedience to the truth is practiced.
1. Head, Cognitive, Thinking
2. Heart, Affective, Feeling
3. Hands, Behavioral, Doing
4. Eyes and Ears, Perception, Perceiving
B. Gary Parrett
To teach is to come alongside another, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to seek an encounter together with the Truth: taking aim to perceive it more clearly, consider it more critically, embrace it more passionately, obey it more faithfully and embody it with greater integrity.