Friday Five: Things that I am working on as a teacher

1. Encouragement:  Encouraging the audience even if the text you are dealing with is "in your face". 2. Calling for action:  Asking people to do something specific with the word they have just heard.

3. Vision: Reinforcing the vision of our Church whenever fitting within a sermon.

4.  Using Sidebars wisely: Addressing sidebars presented in the text that are needed, minimally mentioning ones that are not as relevant.

5. Being Specific: Using very specific, applicable examples.