Teaching Sunday School can be both rewarding and challenging. It is one of the greatest ways to do service for the Lord and for your Church community. It gives you an opportunity to reach out to those children who might only be able to hear the “good news” about Jesus on a Sunday morning. It brings hope to a lost and dying world; a world that is full of small children who have no hope and may never know what hope is unless they are taught.
Teaching Sunday School is an important position that should never be taken lightly. As a Sunday School teacher, you will instill the Word of God into the lives of children. You will teach them valuable lessons that they will incorporate into their lives. You will be a part of the molding process, helping to shape them into what they will become in the future. You will be creating the church of tomorrow.
Teaching Sunday School doesn’t require a license or a degree; it requires you to be knowledgeable of the Word. It requires you to be caring and honest. It requires you to have a heart for the children and for their salvation. Teaching Sunday School requires you to be creative and open to new suggestions.
Teaching Sunday School means that you are responsible for ensuring that the spiritual needs of the children who have been placed in your care are being met. It will require you to be involved in the lives of your students. You will be called upon to answer difficult questions that, when asked, may shake the very depths of your soul. You will see things that will bring tears to your eyes, tear at your heart, and move you to make a difference in a child’s life.
Teaching Sunday School also means that you will receive great rewards for your efforts. You will be blessed by the children, as they shower you with affection. You will gain a whole new family because you will come to feel as if the children are your very own. You will watch them grow, both physically and spiritually. They will share their sorrows and their joys with you. They will tell you things that they would never dare share with others. They will hold you in very high esteem. When they grow older, they may not be able to recall who their 2nd grade teacher in school was, but they will remember who their Sunday School teacher was.
Teaching Sunday School is about making a difference in the lives of children. It is a high calling reserved for those who not only desire to teach the principles of the Bible, but who are also willing to exemplify them in their everyday lives. Just like Jesus, who was the greatest teacher to walk this earth, we must also, as Sunday School teachers, teach by example. The greatest lessons we can teach to today’s generation of children – our church of tomorrow – are those that we have applied to our lives and whose success we can proclaim boldly!
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