Leading a Sunday School class can be a daunting task, especially if you are new to the role. To ensure your ministry is successful, it is important to take certain preseason actions. From creating a pact of respect to assigning tasks to volunteers, here are seven steps to take before the start of a new Sunday School class. First, talk to the children about the ways in which we show respect for one another.
Discuss with them what a pact is and work together to create a poster that outlines how everyone will show respect and kindness. Place the poster in a visible spot in the room. Before each child enters the classroom, greet them by name and give them a hug, handshake, or pat on the back. Ask if they are ready to enter the classroom and if not, they don't have to until they are.
Point out positive behavior and maintain a clear and consistent routine. Establish these principles on the basis of your children's Sunday School ministry and you will stand firm and have an impact on children and families for eternity. As a Sunday school leader, assign tasks to volunteers so you can focus on your primary goals of teaching. When parents see what their children learned in Sunday school, spiritual conversations will begin at home.
Core values are the key goals you commit to as a team; empower your team of volunteers for a thriving Sunday school ministry. With thorough preparation, you'll feel less anxious and be more present with children.