June 5, 2012

One thing I am learning as part of my internship with Church Assistance Ministry (CAM) is how I study and exegete the Bible best.

I have learned through my work that I need to study the Bible in small chunks of time over many days. As I prepare to teach at church in July, study between 30 minutes and two hours at a time. This is the best way for me to prepare because it allows me to think about the text a little bit at a time and then something else while my subconscious continues to work on the text. Then when I come back to the text a day or two later, I often have new ideas and thoughts that I can write down and work through. This allows me to work on those thoughts and try to get them on paper in a form that can be beneficial to others.

I am hoping to stick to this process so that it helps me do the best job I can to teach the Bible to others.

Question: What prepares you best to teach?

Christopher L. Scott

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Christopher Scott is Small Groups Pastor at Rocky Hilly Community Church in Exeter, CA. He has more than ten years of experience leading volunteers, running nonprofit programs, and teaching the Bible in small group settings. He holds a bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific University and master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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