In this teacher training video from Pentecostal Publishing House, Lee Ann Alexander explores the idea of assessments for the teaching ministry. Using a tour of the assessments module in My Growth Toolkit, this video demonstrates an approach to measuring how students are applying God’s Word for their personal spiritual growth.
Both of my grandfathers were farmers. They loved watching things grow. I don’t know if I inherited their green thumbs, but I do know I love watching things grow. All of us do. That’s likely one of the main reasons you committed to becoming a teacher.
Spiritual Growth: How to Assess
The teaching ministry remains the primary way the church helps people grow spiritually. The difficult part is that many of us have no quantitative way to measure that growth. We sense if people are struggling or thriving. But what if we had ways to assess people’s growth? This month’s video discusses assessments with the goal that we develop ways to measure how well our group is doing.
Resources and Links by Lee Ann Alexander
Teaching to Transform Hearts: This book makes the case for reviving the teaching ministry of the church. It challenges us to assess our current teaching methods and effectiveness. And it gives us a wealth of strategies for breathing new life into the classrooms of our churches. As we do so, we follow Jesus’ foundational call to “go therefore and make disciples . . . teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19–20, NKJV).
More Than Grasshoppers: Who are you? This age-old question haunts people of every walk of life as we seek to understand our identity and purpose. This book answers that question in a fresh, engaging approach. Theological topics such as being made in the image of God, navigating flesh and spirit tensions, and living out holiness in a healthy body image and in our social media are tackled in an easy-to-read, non-technical format.