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.