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Pink Question Mark

Pink Question MarkThe Sunday school survey begins with the question, "Why do you want to teach Sunday School?" It may sound simple enough but it seeks to bring to light the basic motives for wanting to teach Sunday school children using a series of true, false or maybe answers. As a teacher gains experience the reasons to teach would tend to change but even so, it is a very useful gauge of capability and development of the teachers themselves. The answers may also be used as a discussion topic for a teachers' meeting.

Teaching

Purple FlowersThe leader should distribute copies of the survey to every member of the group to complete individually before sharing the answers. To share is to discover teamwork, one of the great secrets of successful work. To be part of a team means to share your concerns, joys, and experiences with others, to encourage when necessary, to worship together and to participate in common goals. Let teaching not be a cold burdensome task, but joy-filled adventure and challenge as part of a team.✞

Teachers Fellowship

Salt ContainerFellowship among the teachers is an essential part of our ministry together. It is also a task for the evangelist, not just a transferring of knowledge or a well-meaning piece of social action. Teachers need to share in a significant and personal way their experience of the risen Christ. This relationship between Christian teacher and child may be one that profoundly affects the child for the rest of his or her life!

Sunday School Questionnaire

Childrens' Church PosterWhy teach Sunday School today? Even though different churches have various ideas, I believe this is one of the best ways for your church to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus. In Matthew 28.19-20, Jesus gives us a clear and concise teaching goal, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

True False or Maybe

This Sunday school survey is designed to help prospective teachers decide whether they are called to this particular and very important ministry. Please mark either TRUE, FALSE or MAYBE for each statement below.

I teach Sunday school because I want

1. To teach children about God ..................................................................

2. To teach Bible stories..............................................................

3. To keep children off the street...............................................................

4. To share the Good News ..............................................................

Out of Love

Kids for Christ PosterThere are two sides to this whole question. The personal individual calling to Christian ministry and the development and growth of the church through their young people.

I teach Sunday school because I want

5. To encourage parents through their children to come to Church ...........................................................

6. To bring them to confirmation or adult baptism ...........................................................✞

7. Because I feel its right .................................................................

8. To keep the Church going ...............................................................

9. To bring them to know Jesus as their own Savior ....................................................

10. To help them to grow into mature Christians ......................................................✞

Teacher Preparation Prayers

Praying HandsLord, who am I to teach the way.
To eager childhood day by day.
So prone myself to go astray.✞

I teach them the love of all mankind.
And all God's creatures yet I find.
My love comes lagging far behind.

Lord, if their guide I still must be.
O let these searching children see.
Their Leader leaning hard on Thee. Amen.✞

What Children Need

Lord. Let me be just what they need.
If they need someone to trust,
let me be trustworthy.
If they need sympathy, let me sympathize.
If they need love, and they do need love, let me love in full measure.✞

"Sunday School Survey"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2019

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