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How to Be a Sunday School Teacher - Teaching Sunday School

April 10, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 191

Teaching Sunday school is a wonderful ministry that gives the teacher the opportunity to guide children to be strong and knowledgeable in their faith. It is this time in a child's life when the Sunday school teacher can instill wonderful Godly values through stories, games, and interactive play.

Sunday School Ideas

Some of the best Sunday school games can be played outside during warm weather. Of course, the parents will need to know in advance so the kids don't wear expensive clothing and ruin them on these days.

If you have a large or small class, the 'Station' game will work perfectly. This is the time when you will need some teenager or adult help. Set up different stations: hula hoop, jump rope, bucket toss, dress like a Bible character, and so on. Don't worry if your kids are too small to do some of the stations, they can be altered for the child.

For instance, instead of hula hooping, lay the hoop on the ground and let the child jump in and out of it. Instead of jumping rope, let them limbo or crawl under it.

Play to Learn

Before Sunday school, you will need to have questions, answers, and bible verses ready for each station. When a child comes to the station, they must answer a question about the day's story or a story you have told in the past. If they don't answer correctly, help them or give them clues so they will remember.

After they have finished the game at the station, let them move to the next station and onto the next question or verse. If you have chosen to do the dress up station, the verse can be said while they are putting on the clothes or they could act out a part of a story they've learned and must tell you about it.

Teaching Your Class

To be a Sunday school teacher, you do not have to know the whole Bible by heart. It can be scary at times and you may come across a story you've never heard. A child may even ask you a question you don't know the answer to. While you want to act like you know the answer, never make up something!

It is alright if you don't know the answer. If we knew it all, we wouldn't need church and that is just not the case. When you don't know the answer, say, 'I want to make sure to tell you correctly. I'll study up on it and get back with you.' Or, something similar.

Singing and dancing is another great way to teach kids. There are all kinds of songs roaming around the internet and Christian bookstores that tell a Bible story or re-enforce one you've already told.

Sunday School Resources

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of resources available to Sunday school teachers today. Many you can find for free and others you can find for a minimal price. Just remember, the worst thing you can do for your class is to get stuck in a rut doing the same thing over and over each Sunday until the kids no longer listen or learn.

Mix it up ever now and then and be sure you know the story you are teaching inside and out as best you can. By studying deeper into your lesson, the kids will not be the only ones who will be learning. You will too!

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