Who would have thought teaching is fun?

Kyle Reed // @kylereed


Recently I have been helping out at Lakeside Christian Church in Springfield IL. I have been doing some little stuff and have had the opportunity to lead a Jr High small group that meets on Sunday nights. So far it is going really good. I was a little nervous about taking on this responsibility because of the fact that I would be working with Jr Highers and I have had a fear of teaching and preaching for a long time. I have not really done a lot of teaching up to this point, so when the first time out group was suppose to meet on Sunday I got a little nervous, and to help the book that all of the other groups are doing is the book of Mark. So I am looking at Mark and trying to figure out what I could talk about to some Jr Highers. And then ideas started to flow out, I decided to show the video from Nooma called “Dust.” I was a little worried that it would be over their heads but I did it anyway. We talked about how Jesus called his first three disciples and then I showed the video, the kids really responded well to it and it was a big success from the week before when they were banging on the walls and cusing and would not listen to the other leader of the group for nothing, you better believe that if I was there I would have never have shown up again. But now me and the other leader who is my roommate have set up a three week teaching outline that coincides with Nooma videos and it is really starting to look good. So needless to say I am really starting to enjoy teaching even though I have only done it once, I am enjoying setting up the lessons and preparing them, who knows maybe there is hope for me.

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • Adam

    sad to say teaching Jr. High is my favorite.

    When I was at Harvester I was Jr. High sponsor but teaching in a huge gym was not ideal, too many distractions. Plus having Eric Peters in your group and possibly Mad Max!!! That takes some skill though they happened to be my favorite guys

  • Kyle

    Ya, I can imagine the questions Mad Max would be asking. The problem with my group is there are only 6 of them and two of them are twin brothers, they are the fun kids, they interupt you and cuss other people out

  • kelsey

    Hey, hope all continutes to go well with the teaching. you’ll do great.