A new understanding of learning based on the findings of neuroscience can propel the teaching ministry of the Church to new levels of effectiveness. Neuroscience is offering fresh insight into how humans learn. The resulting teaching paradigm––brain-based learning––is plotting a fresh model for teaching that is proving to make teaching more memorable, more applicable, and more likely to result in changed thought and behavior. It is also refusing to relegate learning to the brain as it re-enlists the human body as an instrument of learning.
Entrusted with the teaching ministry of Jesus, no one needs to employ brain-based teaching methodology more than those who teach Christ crucified, yet in the course of our prime teaching time, the worship service, we often violate every guideline. This book is written to educate and empower those who plan worship to understand and use brain-based teaching strategies.
“Paula Champion-Jones is a triple threat. She has been designing creative worship services for years, she has an enormous heart to see God’s church succeed, and now she has the neuroscience to back up how she’s invested her own creative gifts. You cannot go wrong by reading this book. It will open your eyes, give you new ideas, make you rethink stuff that needs rethinking...in short, it will teach the most experienced pastors and the most jaded churchgoers to see worship planning in an inspiring new way. I can’t wait to assign it to students in my worship class!”
—Laura K. Simmons, Professor of Christian Ministries, George Fox Seminary