Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Results of Direct Teaching - Watch the Video Here!

The watchword lately - since the Universal House of Justice’s letter of 30 September, really - has been “direct teaching”, defined by the Guardian as “an open and bold assertion of the fundamental verities of the Cause“. (It is not synonymous with door-to-door teaching, as is a common misconception. But that is a topic for another day.)

We at the Teaching Blog were recently informed about a video of an Auxiliary Board member in India discussing teaching efforts in the New Delhi area and the friends’ experiences and successes with using Anna’s presentation in direct teaching. (And when I say “successes” I mean the cluster of New Delhi has had over 1200 declarations in 2007. Yeah. The goal for their upcoming expansion phase is 250.)

The great thing about this video is how this board member acknowledges and even describes some of the misgivings that people often have about this kind of teaching, and then describes how it actually worked. Take a look; it’s about nine minutes long. (The teaching tool she refers to is a flip chart-type booklet published in Malaysia that takes a seeker through Anna’s presentation. The seeker sees quotes, pictures, and illustrations, and the back side has notes for the teacher to refer to.)

Watch the video now!

1 comment:

Teaching blog said...

Eriko Kojima Says:

January 7th, 2008 at 9:48 pm edit

I really found this video inspiring. There are two other videos posted by the same person that I highly recommend — they are about 4 minutes each and describe how the interviewed people used the Anna’s presentation “flip chart” to systematically & directly present the faith to their friends and neighbors, and invited them to embrace the faith. Again, truly inspiring!