When We Learn, We Do – Firm Foundation Inspiration Minute for August 17, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


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James 1:22, But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

Last Sunday I concluded a series of teachings on the topic “TODAY.” The message was a summary entitled, “What Did We Learn?” You can listen to the podcast, watch the video on YouTube, and download notes from all those teachings here on this blog.

As we reflected on what we learned, I remembered the training I received in my Masters of Education program at Indiana University. My program was called Instructional Systems Technology, and was focused on instructional design, which is developing instructional methods and learning materials to be used by those who teach. This was a masters program the Lord encourage me to do, and I have found it very helpful for ministry.

One of the many concepts that stayed with me is something called, Transfer of Learning.

Transfer of learning occurs when people apply information, strategies, and skills they have learned to a new situation or context. Transfer is not a discrete activity, but is rather an integral part of the learning process.

Essentially, learning occurs when students can practice what they have received through instruction, including whatever activities went along with it such as projects, examinations, and application to one's life.

The Apostle James wrote, "Be a doer of the word and not a hearer only." Until we do, we really haven't learned, and we truly do not know.

This is one of the reasons why I encourage our congregation to engage with the message after they've heard it. We post the messages to podcast, to YouTube, make notes downloadable, and sometimes include worksheets.

The idea of transfer of learning is a kingdom principal. Is there something you've heard that needs action? Remember, it is not learning until transfered into action.

God Bless and Be Encouraged!
~ Pastor Bryan Hudson, D.Min.


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