For the young staff person, and maybe others in the room that day, all the important things I had taught were suddenly lost to this one word.
When I was young I remember standing in my grandpa’s workshop watching him build birdhouses. All the while, he would tell amazing stories from his life and experience. I hung on every word he said, and watched every movement of his hands and tools. His stories weren’t about wood, nails or screws. His stories were about life. But his project kept a 9-year-old engaged for hours.
After I speak, I never walk back to my seat wishing I had said “and in conclusion” one more time.
I’m preparing to preach this Sunday at my new local church. In light of my focus this week, I thought I’d share the simple method for teaching prep that I’ve developed over the years. This my seven-step process.