The first thing to do to teach Sunday School is to put everything into perspective. Remember that the Bible is clear that spiritual instruction must do so. If you're interested in becoming a Sunday School teacher, one of the first things you should consider is the amount of education you need. We have determined that 61.3% of Sunday school teachers have a bachelor's degree.
Regarding higher education levels, we found that 9.7% of Sunday school teachers have master's degrees. Although most Sunday school teachers have a college degree, it is possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED. However, they are in Sunday school to learn from you, and you have 52 hours a year to make an impact on their lives. Green was a great Sunday School teacher because he was willing to be one and was willing to do whatever it took to make a difference in my life.
In fact, there is nothing wrong with these lessons; in many ways, they are excellent tools that allow more people to get involved in Sunday School teaching and allow trained individuals and professionals to test the accuracy of the lessons. Sunday school is often synonymous with the words “boring” or “homework,” and it can be hard to break out of that mold. As mentioned before, it's easy to sit back and fantasize that you'll have lovely, attentive and engaging children in each and every Sunday School class you have. And, perhaps most of all, he exhibited all the important qualities of a great Sunday school teacher, not because he had to, but because that's what he was.
When I teach Sunday School, I try to incorporate each of these types of learning somewhere in the lesson. Elmer Towns compiled a list in a free online resource called How to Grow an Effective Sunday School. The darkest areas on the map show where Sunday school teachers earn the highest salaries in all 50 states. This is where all ministry begins, whether you teach Sunday school or lead the entire church.
Many churches now offer a “plug and play” style of lesson, in which you are given a printed copy or email of the lesson before Sunday morning, and you can basically introduce yourself, read a script, and finish. I still remember my Sunday school teacher and how much I expected to spend Sunday mornings with her. Maybe you didn't even sign up for a Sunday School class, but a few weeks or days later you found out that your spouse did.