I have been teaching Sunday School for over twelve years. I have a regular class of 4-year-olds every Sunday, where we use the curriculum Generations of Grace. I was also involved with a Wednesday night AWANA ministry serving over 150 pre-schoolers for many years. I enjoyed this pre-school age and stage with my own children because these were years of tremendous physical and mental growth, even while they maintained their childlike wonder and faith. I have had the opportunity to teach older students as well, but my focus is to plant seeds of faith in the hearts of these little ones.
It is a challenge to take the deep truths of the Word of God, to study and understand them for myself before breaking them down for a little child’s mind. If teaching the Bible to children is your calling, too, then I hope we can encourage one another to pursue excellence in this endeavor. I am encouraged by Jesus’s words from Luke 18:16, where He tells His disciples, “Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.“
Whether you are just beginning to teach your own children about God, Jesus and the Bible, or you are a seasoned veteran of children’s ministry, you might enjoy the creative writing magazine I put together a few years ago for Sunday School teachers, called Teacher. (It is now available for purchase through Blurb.com using the button on the sidebar.)
On this website, you might want to check out some older posts relating to teaching Sunday School, including Defining Moments, Looking for a Hero? and Tell Me a (Good) Story. Need a song of encouragement? Listen to Track #11 “Listen to Me” from Seeds of Purpose Volume 4.
What is your favorite thing about teaching Sunday School?