What are the qualities of a good sunday school teacher?

Passion for the Word of God. A commitment to personal growth. A dedication to the people they teach. The word faithful has been defined as “trustworthy or trustworthy.

During the ups and downs of life, these men were consistent Christians. They taught weekly while I was in their classes, but then they continued teaching for years and, in most cases, decades after I graduated from their classes. Their normal Christian life validated the lessons they taught. After graduating, he married his wife Joy and joined the church staff as director of North Valley Publications and Sunday School.

Sunday school teachers who are able and willing to care for their students outside the classroom walls will have the greatest impact on their students' lives. A teacher can equip, disciple or guide, but what makes the role of a Sunday school teacher unique is that the environment offers the potential for systematic teaching of the Word of God. However, those with the gift of exhortation or prophecy can also find themselves teaching Sunday School. Being a Sunday school teacher is an enormous responsibility, privilege and opportunity through which one can serve the Lord in their local church.

From the time I left church day care and entered my first Sunday school class until now, I have been fortunate to follow the teachings of many Sunday school teachers. A Sunday school teacher is an extension of the pastor and should therefore reflect the pastor's philosophy and direction, not only in the lessons he teaches but also in the life he lives. In addition to the content on this page, the Pastoral Ministry Handbook asks you some questions to reflect on improvements you can make in the church's Sunday School ministry. The primary task of a Sunday school teacher is to systematically teach the Word of God, specifically to change lives.

Terence Wedgeworth
Terence Wedgeworth

I love the Bible and love sharing God's truth with others! I dream of being a full-time evangelist, but for now it's Bible college and blogging for me. I also teach 4th grade Sunday School at my church. Click here to see my kids Bible lessons.