The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School is on my top 10 for favorite Kids Ministry books! It’s loaded with ideas. Aaron Reynolds is a creative writer and story teller, and he shares his experience in this book so that people can do a better job of bringing the Bible to life through story telling. It’s a must have on your Kids Ministry book shelf.
Here’s a breakdown of the table of contents:
Creating an Atmosphere of Excellence – memorizing, practicing, and evaluating
Fabulous Techniques for Transformational Teaching – a bunch of great stuff in this section
Power Tools of Creativity – 20 Ways to Teach the Bible Creatively
Teaching Evaluation Form – a sample form to evaluate your teaching
Personal Development Plan for Teachers – a tool to help teachers grow
A Training Guide for Ministry Leaders – How to use the book to train your teachers
The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School is loaded with creative ideas about ways to teach any Bible story. Aaron’s training in theatre helps to bring Bible stories to life. Aaron encourages teachers to evaluate how they teach their lessons and to take time to improve their skills such as memorizing the lesson and preparing well. I use this book as a textbook in the Children’s Ministry course that I teach and after my students have read this book, they tell me that it is one of the best books they have ever read about how to teach the Bible to kids, and do it well.
If you ever get an opportunity to hear Aaron speak at a conference, you should definitely go hear him speak. He enspires, encourages and equips people to teach the Bible Creatively.
To purchase a copy of The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School, you can order it on Amazon.