Do I want to be a Teacher?
"I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me."
Who Me, Lord?
You're new at Sunday School and are wondering why you are there and if you are cut out be a teacher. You are unsure if the children will relate to you or even if you will be able to teach them. Could you keep the attention of the children? And you probably don't have vivid multimedia resources to keep them entertained each week!
No, you don't need to have all these things to become an effective teacher. Children need someone who cares and will be a friend to them, someone who knows their name and who they can count on, someone who encourages them and makes them feel important and part of the group, and most importantly, someone who has a desire to teach them about God!
I don't Fit!
It doesn't matter how young or how old you are because children will relate to you as their teacher and friend. If you have a desire to teach children, God is calling you, and will mould you into an effective Sunday School teacher.
I'm not Funny!
You don't have to be a professor or a comic to present meaningful lessons. A well illustrated Bible or object lesson, or story will remain with the children much longer than multimedia presentations. Children need to be drawn into the lesson and become part of it. They need to be included as often as possible in all the activities, such as acting out the Bible stories, drawing on the board, reading Bible passages, asking questions and taking part in class discussions, etc.
With prayer, some planning and a little practice, you can create a Sunday school environment that will make a huge difference in many children's lives. Remember, God will be with you all the way and has abundant blessings in store for you and the children! God bless.
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