What Does it Mean to be a Sunday School Teacher?

Being a Sunday school teacher is a noble and important role in the church. It requires a deep knowledge of the Bible and excellent teaching skills. The purpose of a Sunday school teacher is to organize and supervise Sunday school and Bible study classes, develop curricula, assist with fundraising events, and guide children in educational activities. The Jewish Church gave the most urgent orders concerning the education of children, emphasizing that they should be instructed from childhood in the Holy Scriptures.

This is especially true in Sunday school teaching, where the lessons to be taught are moral and spiritual and are aimed at building character. As a Sunday school teacher, you'll need to demonstrate a deep knowledge of the Bible and excellent teaching skills. The true power of Sunday School teaching is not in the methods or equipment, but in the teacher's own spiritual life. The purpose of these simple chapters is to emphasize some of the vital elements of the life and work of the Sunday School teacher.

It would be ideal to train all Sunday school teachers as public school teachers are now, not only in in-depth knowledge of the things they must teach, but also in teaching methods, so that they can give instructions in a scientific way. One of the goals of every Sunday school teacher should be to know the Bible well as a book, to become familiar with its content, its stories, its people, its incidents, its allusions. I advise you to try the Sunday School crafts and Bible games before the lesson, because it's easy to forget the items unless you've tried them yourself. If you're new to Sunday school teaching, you might feel overwhelmed and also a little unsure of yourself. Your obligations as a Sunday school teacher cannot be fulfilled with any merely superficial or routine service.

The first must not be neglected, but the second is what is vital, without which no Sunday School teaching is complete or satisfactory. The Sunday school teacher, in whose heart there is no strong desire to win souls, has not yet realized the seriousness of his relationship with members of his class.

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.