Each congregation should identify and train a cohort of people with gifts for teaching and facilitating Bible study in congregational settings. These teachers should be affirmed for their gifts, encouraged to see themselves as Bible study leaders, and offered training to improve their skills.
Resources for preparing to teach Adult Bible Study (ABS) Sunday School curriculum
The editor of Adult Bible Study (Sunday School curriculum, a.k.a. Builder) offers a method for preparing when you are running out of time.
Check out the weekly online essay that connects the lesson to current events. For some lessons, there are free reproducible handouts.
Here's a table that outlines the steps through the lesson for Adult Bible Study.
ABS is available in large print. And by all means, prepare your lessons using the ABS Teacher guide!
Bible Study curriculum
Here are oodles of options for adult Bible study curriculum in an Anabaptist perspective.
Qualities of a teacher in the congregation
The qualities a good congregational Bible study leader would identify with and aspire to.
Here are some facts about the brain and how we learn best.
How we interpret the Bible
Here's a great summary of how Anabaptists read and interpret the Bible.
Here's another approach, a modified Wesleyan Quadrilateral proposed by Deb Hirsch.
Bible Study methods
A variety of one-page, downloadable study guides useful for small groups and Sunday School.