Give your teachers 1,637 lessons (and counting) for Christmas
Looking for a gift for your teachers this
Like to have your teachers improve their skill?
Like to see your teachers be more
discussion-oriented and less lecture-oriented?
Do you believe in the importance of
If you answered yes, consider getting your
teachers a subscription to the
What is the Lesson Vault?
The Lesson Vault consists of 1637 lessons. Three
new lessons are added each week, corresponding with three of
Lifeway's curriculum outlines:
I have been doing this for years, so that's
hundreds of lessons on every topic and text imaginable.
Each lesson consists of 25-30 questions. Lifeway
does a good job of providing the answers--the curriculum. What I
provide are the questions. Good questions that get groups talking.
Access to the Vault is password protected and is
available on a subscription basis. Like a free pass to check it out?
Let me show you how these lessons work. Go to this
Click around till you get a lesson you want to
look at. Somewhere along the line a username/ password screen will
block your progress. When it does, type in this username and
This username/ password will be good through
January 1, 2007.
What are the benefits of using Good Questions?
There are several benefits of using good
They get groups talking.
Well-worded questions create a conversation in class. They are
difficult enough to be challenging. Easy enough that we have an
answer. Personal enough to be interesting. Application-oriented
so they are life-changing.
They save the teacher time. I
don't recommend this approach, but, in a pinch, I have seen it
work with good results. I have handed a teacher a copy of this
weeks questions, seen him walk down the hall and read the
questions while the group was taking prayer requests. And, I
have watched as they presented a half-way decent lesson. Now, I
don't recommend this approach. How much better if the teacher
has studied! But, it illustrates the fact that these lessons are
ready to teach, out of the box. They save you time.
It makes it easier to find subs.
These lessons are so easy to teach, it makes finding
subs much easier.
They are a life-saver when you have a
no-show or a teacher calls in late on Saturday night to say they
can't teach. This won't have to happen very many times
till you are glad you signed up for the lesson vault.
They are easily adaptable. I
have had teachers tell me, "I don't like your questions all that
well, except that they help me to come up with questions of my
own!" Questions are available in both PDF and HTML format. You
can easily copy and paste into your favorite Word Processor and
They make it easier to recruit
teachers. The #1 need in every church is to find more
workers. It is easier to recruit workers when the work is
easier. These lessons make teaching easier. It is not often that
something is both easier and better, but using these lessons
makes the lesson both better and easier to teach.
It is easier to create new groups.
Sunday School 101 states you grow a Sunday School by
creating new groups. You do not grow a Sunday School by growing
the size of each group, so much as you grow a Sunday School by
increasing the number of groups. The key issue in creating new
groups is leadership. These lessons make it easier to recruit
leaders and thus, to create new groups.
These lessons teach teachers to teach
better. I had a teacher email me once, saying, "Josh, I
am not going to be using your lessons any more. I thought I
would tell you why. Tracing along the lines of your lessons for
a few years, I have learned how to do this. I don't need you any
These lessons are available 24/7,
anywhere you have a computer and Internet access.
Suppose you are on a trip and you forgot your Sunday School
book. No worries. You can log on and download the lesson from
Questions are provocative,
thought-provoking and life-changing.
Can be used with or without Lifeway's
curriculum. If you use Lifeway's curriculum, this is a
great supplement. (This is the preferred approach.)
Alternatively, they can be used as a stand-alone lesson.
Suitable for both mature believers and
Suitable for all ages--youth to adult.
No long-term commitment. Cancel any
Well, there is my list, but test drive them
yourself. Again, go to
http://www.joshhunt.com/sunday-school.htm When asked for a
username/password it is: free/pass
If you are ready to purchase a subscription for
all your teachers, go to
www.joshhunt.com/vault.htm I have attached an attractive
certificate you can give to your teachers.
Let me sweeten the deal: all NEW church-wide
subscriptions received by Friday, December 15, 2006 at midnight I
will throw in a free copy of our best-selling book, You Can
Double Your Class in Two Years or Less
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