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Reaching Japanese for Christ (RJC) is a network of loving Christians, primarily in Norh America, who are helping Japanese who are here temporarily.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

English Bible Class

At the Reaching Japanese for Christ Conference in February Dee Wirz spoke about "Teaching an Effective English Bible Class." She distributed a three page handout. If you are interested, please send me a note at don_wright@mac.com.

Her first point was

People who come to English Bible classes often have mixed motivation and interests.

The class is both an English class and a Bible class.
1. The “felt need” and first interest of students may initially be to practice and improve their skills in English communication.
2. A secondary interest (or at least an openness to learn) may be in the Bible and Christianity. Their “real need” is to hear the Good News and come to know God personally as Savior, Creator and Provider.

The teacher should make every effort to faithfully satisfy both of these needs.


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