What Makes a Great Sunday School Teacher?

Having a passion for the Word of God, a commitment to personal growth, and a dedication to the people they teach are all qualities of an excellent Sunday school teacher. Faithful teachers are trustworthy and consistent in their Christian life, which validates the lessons they teach. 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. Being a Sunday school teacher is an enormous responsibility, privilege, and opportunity through which one can serve the Lord in their local church.

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 they teach but also in the life they live. The primary task of a Sunday school teacher is to systematically teach the Word of God, specifically to change lives. In order to be an effective Sunday school teacher, there are certain qualities that must be present. A good Sunday school teacher must have a deep knowledge of the Bible and be able to communicate it in an engaging way.

They must also be patient and understanding with their students, as well as have a genuine love for them. Additionally, they must be organized and prepared for each lesson, as well as be able to effectively manage their classroom. A great Sunday school teacher is also able to create an environment that encourages learning and growth. They should be able to create an atmosphere that is both fun and educational, while still maintaining order and discipline.

They should also be able to foster meaningful relationships with their students, as well as provide guidance and support when needed. Finally, a great Sunday school teacher should be able to inspire their students to live out their faith in their daily lives. They should be able to challenge their students to think critically about their faith and how it applies to their lives. They should also be able to provide resources and support for their students as they grow in their faith.

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.