Learning styles do not end with childhood. We all have our preferred methods of receiving instruction, no matter our age. Youth and adults connect better with any material presented, when it is offered in varying teaching formats. The pages of Charting Living Waters offer user-friendly ideas which take differing styles into consideration so that you may easily enhance your Bible study for adults or younger learners. There are six categories:
USEFUL CHARTS For the visual learner, we all know a picture is worth a thousand words. Therefore, a chart can be the most effective means for getting information across to a visual learner. Charts also work well for analytical learners, who seek connections between things. The charts you will find herein are about connections and parallels and themes rather than geography or history. Their purpose is to provide a starting point for conversations about the Biblical narratives. It is through discussion that Scripture comes alive for learners.
UNFOLDING CHRONOLOGIES In a similar vein, the charts of this section provide information in a timeline format for Bible themes, departing from the usual listing of kings that most reference materials provide.
UNIQUE CROSSWORDS For the verbal learner, who enjoys working with words, there is a chapter devoted to unusual word puzzles designed to impart themes of the books of the Bible, through use of key verses from Scripture.
UNUSUAL CELEBRATIONS For those who need a hands-on approach, learning centers are ideal. The beauty of such centers is that they offer individually-paced learning, as well as the possibility to use the hands through interactive, manipulative activities. In addition, learning centers function beautifully in fostering cooperative learning. These might be best used in a multigenerational setting.
UNIFYING CONCEPT For both teacher and student, a “big picture” is helpful, so this short essay explains the entire “scope and sequence” of the Bible in three understandable categories.
UNIVERSAL CONSECRATION There are occasions for which you might need a devotional prayer or a closing benediction. Here are litanies which serve such a purpose.