WHAT KIND OF SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKER ARE YOU?
Spring time is a great time to build a Sunday School class. To get the job done you must be (or become) the right kind of Sunday School Worker. In a couple of my previous posts I have talked about “HOW TO START AN ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS” and “HOW TO GROW AN ADULT CLASS ONCE STARTED.” You should check them out if you haven’t read them already.
In today’s post I want to continue the Sunday School theme. Not that I claim to have all the answers. In fact I am giving these thoughts I have limited myself to simply giving thinking points. If you will take time to think about each point and evaluate your current actions, I think you will be more than able to come to positive ideas you can implement in areas where you detect weakness.
The ideas listed are not my exclusive thoughts. They are an accumulation of ideas gathered over 45 years of ministry. Some come from great leaders of the past. Some come from my contemporaries. A few come from my own trial and error experience.
HOW TO BE THE RIGHT KIND OF SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKER
(James 3:1) “My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.”
Masters – Gk didaskalos, did-as’-kal-os; meaning an instructor; — translated: doctor, master, teacher.
1. Be a prayer warrior
2. Be an organizer
3. Be a Bible student
4. Be a Soul Winner
5. Be a care giver to your pupil and your people
6. Be an exemplary Christian
7. Be Loyal to the Saviour, the church, the pastor and your co-workers
8. Be a record keeper
9. Be an atmosphere creator
10. Be a delegator
11. Be a rule follower
12. Be an imitator
13. Be a communicator
(1 Cor 14:40) “Let all things be done decently and in order.”
A closing thought: At Shawnee Baptist Church over the 37 years I was pastor, for the most part had a regular weekly Teachers’ and Officers’ meetings. They were not always over the top exciting, but they always helped us communicate and attempt to keep everyone on the same page. The posts I have given you so far would be great starters for the instruction part of those meetings. They could renamed and divided up over 5 or 6 weeks. Dr. Lee Roberson constantly encouraged us to have weekly meetings. I will give an outline for effective .workers’ meetings in a later post.
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For Christ and for Souls,
Lonnie Mattingly – John 15:8