Today on the podcast, Sean speaks with Chris Santos about coteaching during services.
Sean and Chris have been coteaching in Elevate and they have 3 ways they have been toying with when it comes to coteaching. The pros of coteaching that they have seen are the idea of seeing the two pastors work together as well as certain preteens resonating more with one pastor over another, adding strength to the ministry. Some of the drawbacks is that one speaker needs to stay on script to stay on schedule, the energy can compete with a difference in energy levels between the two speakers.
The three methods that have worked for Elevate are:
Line by Line: Write a message and determine who will speak which parts.
Section by Section: One speaker does the first piece, which in Elevate is the “Lesson Set-up” while the other speaker does the main message.
Week by Week: In this style each week is a different speaker. This goes back to the pro thought that some kids resonate better with certain speakers.
Share the teaching. If you are by yourself there might be a small group leader that is willing to step up and teach. Don’t be worried that they won’t be able to do it as well as you.
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