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HEAR Model

Photo by Oladimeji Ajegbile from Pexels This method of Bible study was handed down to me in 2008 at The University of Tennessee Chattanooga’s Baptist Collegiate Ministries (UTC-BCM). At the time Robbie Gallaty was leading Brainerd Baptist and had an intense focus on discipleship and relationship in the church family. His dedication to discipleship led to a resurgence of strong Godly men and families leading small groups in the community. Gus Hernandez was a mentee of Gallaty and passed the model down to the college group of which many BCM members were joint attendees of Brainerd. This model has been modified slightly by the 7 Questions model introduced to me by Jonathan Dixon, a mentor in both faith and career during my time at BlueCross BlueShield of TN. HEAR Model Highlight Explain Apply Respond The HEAR model is a technique used to rapidly assess the content, intent, and application of textual works. While it is useful for any context, this will specifically deal wi