Effective Teachers' Meetings

A branch church in California reports that it held five workshops. At these meetings the teachers explained how in their experience spiritual realities are most effectively taught; they spoke of the importance of the By-Laws on Sunday School teaching in the Church Manual by Mrs. Eddy (Art. XX). Also covered was the subject of making their teaching practical through illustrations from the Bible and daily life. The teachers were encouraged to make more diligent use of Concordances both to the Bible and to Mrs. Eddy's writings in preparing their lessons; to develop a greater facility in using the whole of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy as a glossary to define the spiritual meaning of Scriptural words; and to make more frequent use of questions in guiding the pupils to scientific answers.

Our Leader writes: "Spiritual teaching must always be by symbols. Did not Jesus illustrate the truths he taught by themustardseed and the prodigal?" (Science and Health, p. 575.) In following the highest human authority, the teachers demonstrated their ability to teach the Scriptures by illustrative symbols, translating material objects into spiritual ideas.

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