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What Makes a Good Sunday School Teacher

Jun 9, 2008
When you love children and have a strong faith in God then you may be naturally drawn to teach Sunday school. Teaching Sunday school is fun, and you can share your passion and knowledge with others. Besides, churches always need great Sunday school teachers. Even if you have never been a Sunday school teacher before, you can succeed.

So, what does it take to be a great Sunday school teacher? You don't have to know the Bible inside and out, and you don't have to be an expert in religion. You can be a great Sunday school teacher doing what you enjoy doing most, having fun with kids. Here is what makes a great Sunday school teacher.

Have Passion

The best Sunday school teachers may not know the Bible from cover to cover, but they all have one thing in common, they have a passion for what they are doing. They love teaching and spending time with kids. Passion is defined as boundless enthusiasm and that is one of the most important aspects of being a great Sunday school teacher.

Love Kids

The next thing that you can do to be a great Sunday school teacher is to have a love for kids. Kids seem to know people who really enjoy kids and they are drawn to those people. If you are like that, then you can be a great Sunday school teacher. You will also want to think about the ages you feel the most comfortable with when teaching kids. Some people love the little ones, while other may have a special connection with teens. All ages benefit from Sunday school, so no matter what age you love, there is a place for you.

Make a Commitment

Of course, when you want to be a great Sunday school teacher, then you will have to make a commitment of your time. As a Sunday school teacher, you will be asked to plan and carry out regular lessons and teach your class each and every Sunday. If you cannot commit to a weekly class, then you may be better off helping instead of teaching.

Stay Organized

Also, a good Sunday school teacher will want to stay organized. You will need to take the time to organize your lessons and find the materials you will need when you teach. Even if you don't feel comfortable making lesson plans, you can find great info in books and online that will help you.

Have Fun

The last tip for being a great Sunday school teacher is to have fun! If you have fun and you enjoy what you are doing each week, the kids will have fun, too. You will be a success.
About the Author
Denise Oliveri has been teaching Sunday School for the past 13 years. She is the owner of Preschool Sunday School Central, a leading online resource for preschool Sunday School teachers.

Stop by Preschool Sunday School Central and see the array of free resources and exciting and fun things that are available to members. They are guaranteed to make your lesson planning much easier.
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