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Developing Biblical Literacy with Stephen ONeal | SMC Podcast | Episode 110

Jun 29, 2023 | Bible, Discipleship, Lessons & Curriculum, Planning, Podcast, Student Leadership, Student Ministry, Student Ministry Team, Vision & Mission, Youth Ministry, Youth Ministry Team

Welcome to this week’s episode of our podcast, where David sits down with Stephen ONeal, the associate pastor at Lanes Chapel Methodist Church in Tyler, Texas, as they talk about the importance of developing biblical literacy within the students in your ministry and how to start doing it.

Whether you’re a new youth pastor stepping into a leadership role, or an experienced ministry leader this is a great episode to listen to as we talk about you can work to increase the understanding and awareness that students have on biblical topics as well as how this will ultimately bring your group closer and more willing to find ways to serve in their daily lives.

We would also love to have you join the conversation if you would like to be on the show! Shoot us a message on social media (@talkstudentmin) or an email ( to get a time set for you to be on the show.


Show Notes

What are three things that help foster biblical literacy in our students?

1.) Have a teaching plan or curriculum that you follow. This lets you know where you are heading and makes sure that you are not teaching the same things over and over, but actually working through the scriptures
2.) Don’t be afraid to teach the great narrative passages in the Old Testament
3.) Use a mixture of teaching methods. Allow the students to inductively learn things during a lesson instead of just being preached at or talked to.

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