Christian Learning: Useful, Relevant and Joy
When the learner can feel useful, joy can be taking place. Parker states that when a Christian learner is able to embody the ideals of their faith, they are much more likely to feel a sense of usefulness when involved in learning (2009.)
There is a direct correlation between the effort of the learner and the satisfaction or joy of the completed work or training.
Galatians 6:7 (NASB) states “…for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” Ideally, when the Christian learner is accountable for their learning and knows that they can apply it, the learning will be more effective and induce a joyful feeling.
Parker, D., Helm, R., Kipley, D., & Hancock, D. (2009). Connecting Faith & Personal Values with the Service Learning Experience to Create More Effective Service Learning. Business Renaissance Quarterly, 4(3), 61-76.