New Xulon Book is a Guide to Teaching, Children’s Ministry

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Rubottom pens title founded on a balance of Biblical and educational principles

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“With God’s help, you can become a dynamic and skillful teacher…”

Within the pages of Verda Rubottom’s new book, First Steps for Effective Teaching ($14.99, paperback, 978-1-61996-518-8), readers will be equipped with the tools for impactful children’s ministry. This book is full of insight on how to inspire and motivate children to learn using a variety of teaching methods. It is a resource for any teaching level: new volunteers, experienced teachers, children’s leaders and so forth.

“With God’s help, you can become a dynamic and skillful teacher…” states the author. “In a day when many churches are struggling to find Spirit-led, qualified, and dedicated teachers, this book can help fill that void by providing encouragement and practical ways for children’s workers to minister God’s love to children through the teaching ministry of the church.”

Verda Rubottom completed her education with a B.S. in Family Studies at Southern Nazarene University in 1995 and a MA in Early Childhood Education in 1998 from Oral Roberts University. She has been an adjunct instructor at Central Bible College and Oral Roberts University, and has written numerous teaching articles for the Christian Education Counselor, Enrichment Journal, and Radiant Life Curriculum. Currently Verda serves on the faculty of Children’s Ministry University Online, and writes Christian education materials.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order First Steps for Effective Teaching through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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