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2:20 Introduction to Joseph Dixon
6:15 Ward dynamics and how that affects Joseph’s calling as Sunday School president
8:30 What do people want out of Sunday School?
13:30 Joseph’s tips to new teachers
15:30 Don’t cover it all. Look for one or two principles and have a discussion with your students.
16:50 At school, students are getting their heads filled with facts and information. At church we want our students to be getting their hearts filled with the spirit and the understanding that the Savior is on their side 100% of the time.
20:30 How Joseph does teacher councils. His tips and advice for these councils.
- Start by talking about issues that have come up
- Second part of the meeting is pulling out a principle from Teaching the Savior’s Way
- Last 10-15 minutes of class talk about how to apply the principle you are talking about
27:00 Teaching starts in the home. Constant discussion in the home is very important. Encourage students to take what they have learned and go home and teach their mom and dad about it.
29:20 Working with counselors
31:30 Allowing opposite thoughts and diverse ideas
32:30 Vietnam story
35:40 Final thoughts and testimony
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Excellent podcast! I agree that in church, we should be reminding our youth that they’re love unconditionally and that they always have Jesus on their side. There’s so many stressors, misinformation and distractions in normal life, it’s like we can finally relax in church.