Practical videos, articles, help guides and on-going series for everyday ministry.
Preacher / Teacher Training
Practical guides filled with effective tips and strategies to enhance your teaching and create a positive impact on your students.
1. The Preaching of Jesus
Perhaps in examining Jesus' style and approach to this glorious work we can become more of what all of us seek to be, like Him.
2. Resources for Missionaries
To make it as a preacher or missionary, I believe there are four indispensable resources required.
3. How to Grow A Preacher
One of the greatest struggles that some men have is to decide if they're going to go into ministry. This lesson provides direction for those who desire this calling.
4. The Preacher's Job Description
In I Corinthians 14, Paul mentions that there are three primary tasks that the apostle lists concerning the work of the preacher.
I Corinthians 14:3
5. The Work of this Evangelist
Paul the Apostle is near the end of his life in a Roman prison and gives instructions to Timothy, a young preacher he has trained about his work as a minister.
II Timothy 4:1-5
6. Preaching or Meddling?
The oldest joke about preachers is that when they begin to deal with our true bad habits and sins in their sermons, we say that "they've gone from preaching to meddling".
7. The Origin of The Bible
This article looks at the history of writing and examines how the Bible originated and closes with information on how the Old Testament was organized.
8. Top Ten Things that Kill Church Growth
In this lesson we examine 10 things that hinder church growth.
9. The Work of a Preacher
What does it take to be a preacher? Here are some things every preacher should do.
Teacher Training for Women
In this topic, Mike provides specialized teacher training for women, enhancing their public speaking, lesson preparation, and leadership skills, enabling them to excel when teaching other women.
Greeting Ministry Training
A two-part training session on the role of greeters in your congregation. These videos will equip your members to minister in this role successfully and thoughtfully.
Teaching children and teaching adults are not the same. Teaching adults is an art and science all to itself. We know intuitively and through personal experiences that we learn differently now than when we were children, or even young college students. It is critical that we provide the best possible learning experience for our students. This is vital in normal adult learning environments but even more so in our efforts to teach God’s word. In this section we will look at some basic characteristics of adult learners and how to facilitate an environment that helps adults become motivated to learn.
1. Characteristics of Adult Learners
Adults are more attuned to comfortable surroundings, more sensitive and reactive to discomfort. Teachers must do what they can to compensate for these differences as best they can.
2. How to Motivate Adults to Learn
We do not "motivate" learners. Motivation is an internal element unique to the individual. What motivates one person is not the same as what motivates another.
3. Designing Greatness into our Teaching Programs
God requires two things from us as teachers: our best effort and faithfulness. He does not demand perfection but at the same time, he does not accept mediocrity.
4. Improving the Effectiveness of our Adult Bible Class Teaching
A teacher of God's word, no matter the level or scope is one of the most important and influential roles in congregations. It is so important that it was among the final words of our Lord as he was preparing to ascend back into heaven.
5. 3 Basic Steps of Teaching
Teaching involves a basic three-step process: preparation, delivery, and evaluation.
6. Guidelines for Lecture Presentations
A lecture is a common technique used in most Bible class presentations. It can range from a formal, one-way presentation or an informal presentation where questions are encouraged.
7. Guidelines for Guided Discussion Classes
The guided discussion is one of the most effective methods used for Bible study lessons. It is also one of the most challenging to use.
8. Guidelines for Skill-Building Classes
The following guidelines use a method of skill-building referred to as the "Whole-Part-Whole" method.
Mike gives helpful and practical answers to common questions sent to him by viewers. These videos are short, less formal and more hands-on than our in-class material.
10. What is the Textual Authority for Internal Biblical Inspiration?
Where does is it state in the Bible that the Bible itself is the only source of authority and who established the Bible's canon?
11. What should we do about COVID?
Here is Mike's response to believers about the current pandemic.
12. Does the Holy Spirit only dwell in us through the Word of God?
In this message, we look into the dynamic indwelling of the Holy Spirit which also brings up the topic of division.
13. Are we Bound to the Laws in the Old Testament?
Do the Churches of Christ believe in Old Testament laws rather than New testament promises.
Church & Technology
Articles and videos detailing how to build and create various digital and media tools specifically designed for church use.
1. The Use of Media in Ministry
Communicating the Message
Media is the vehicle for communication and we as Christians are really in the business of communication.
2. How to Setup a Wireless High Definition Confidence Monitor on Your Pulpit
In this article, we'll show you how to use an iPad or another tablet to control a remote computer containing your powerpoint slides.
3. How to Broadcast your Church Worship Services Live Online
A comprehensive guide to streaming video in your church building. In this guide, we cover everything from microphones to the most important item: patience.
4. How We Edit Our BibleTalk.tv Videos
In this video, we'll dive into Premiere Pro and edit a class together.
5. How to Build a Church Website
We're asked pretty regularly about websites for churches. Here are our recommendations for both.
6. How to Include A cappella Music in Your Live Stream Worship
In this video, Hal Gatewood will show you how we are using Praise and Harmony TV singing videos in our live stream services each week.
How to Use BibleTalk.tv
These guides will give you a basic understanding of the different equipment you can use to successfully present BibleTalk video lessons. We will also cover some tips and tricks to utilize our website, apps and channels better.
1. How to Use BibleTalk.tv in Your Congregation
Here are some step-by-step guides to help get your church up and running using our free Bible material.
2. Using BibleTalk Offline with a Projector
In this video, I will show you how to use a Projector and a USB drive to show our video Bible material in your congregation without an internet connection.
3. Using BibleTalk.tv on Roku
A simple guide to using a Roku player to access our collection of free Bible video lessons for your Congregation.
4. Using BibleTalk.tv on Amazon FireTV
In this guide, I'll show you our official FireTV channel and how to navigate it.
5. Using BibleTalk.tv on Apple TV
A simple guide to using AppleTV to access our collection of free Bible video lessons.
6. How to Download a Book
In this guide we will look at the steps required to download BibleTalk.tv books on our website and in our apps.
7. How to Auto-Translate YouTube Videos
This Help Guide will show you how to translate the closed captions/subtitles into your preferred language.
8. How to Create a BibleTalk.tv Account
This help guide will show you the steps to create your free BibleTalk.tv user account on the website or from your mobile device.