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Message Preparation Tool

by Tyler Ellis

Campus Minister, Christian Student Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Every career under the sun has common tasks that come with the territory. So professionals do well to master those tasks and continue to learn how to do their jobs as effectively as possible. Many of us desire to teach students to do the same. We do this in partnership with the Holy Spirit in order to bring about change in the hearts and lives of college students.

For this reason, I was determined to create a tool that would serve as a template that could be used to help prepare a Bible message no matter what the text or topic.

Here you’ll find a helpful outline to follow, things to look for in the text, questions to consider for gaining traction, and lots of tips and suggestions to incorporate creativity and life application.

Whether you’re the one about to teach or you’re training an intern or student leader to teach, just print this document each time a lesson needs to be prepared.