We cannot teach what we do not know, and we cannot lead where we do not go. (Hirsch and Catchim, authors)

Have you ever been asked to lead a discussion on a topic you really didn’t understand? If you have, you know that’s a really tough situation. What may even be worse, however, is to be expected to lead a group someplace that you’ve never been, especially if it’s an academic assignment or project. Study and experience really are the prerequisites for effective teaching.

Promote the kind of living that reflects wholesome teaching. . .  And you yourself must be an example to them. . .  Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. (Titus 2:1, 7)