BibleTelling is a rebirth of an old method of teaching the Bible. In recent years, there has been a dramatic change in how we approach learning. People of this generation are as talented and intellectual as other generations, but they respond to a different type of teaching. Analytical logic no longer dominates teaching/learning, as it has in the past 100 years. Stories are now placed on a much higher level of importance. In fact, we now know that people receive a superior education if it includes listening and learning to tell stories.
Another major difference in our society is how few Bible stories people know. They have been raised in homes where Bible stories were not emphasized. They attended churches that felt Bible stories were only for children. And yet the children’s program stopped training teachers to tell captivating Bible stories. Several years ago, BibleTelling was being taught in an adult Sunday school class. At one point the class was asked, “Why are you enjoying BibleTelling so much?” One answer was, “We are learning stories that our pastor assumes we already know!”
BibleTelling is not new. It is simply a rebirth of an old method of teaching the Bible. For thousands of years, ordinary people did not have the privilege of owning a Bible. Therefore, church leaders carefully taught these stories to adult, and they passed them down to their children. BibleTelling returns Bible stories to adult education.