The Scripture Scout
10 Ways to Make Your Sunday School Amazing
...and the 10 wonderful results
by Anne Gray
"Point your kids in the right direction—when they’re old they won’t be lost."
Proverbs 22:6, The Message
"help, someone's sick and I have to
teach 3rd graders on Sunday!"
Have you ever had to whip together your own curriculum by quickly snagging something off of the internet because it was easy and someone gave you two minutes to prepare!?! Or maybe somebody was sick and they thought of you to substitute, giving you, again, two minutes ... and maybe a book or some crafts or some curriculum that isn't easy to follow quickly.
I can guarantee that you, after hearing about this approach, you will want to implement this Christ-centered curriculum and develop an appropriate, positive learning environment, your children will leave each time challenged, excited, and motivated to gain a closer relationship with their Lord. To top it all off, they will also want become a better Bible student! They will come to Bible class with an excitement, with their fun assignments done, and loving it. Even the ones without much help or reinforcement at home will surprise you with their accomplishments.
So no panic, no worries, and remember this: there is no overworking for adults required at all. The mission with the Scripture Scout Sunday School curriculum is to help YOU feel better equipped to teach very simply and easily. And it's so much fun! It will also give you a bird’s eye view of how your children’s attitudes CAN be toward the Lord’s church and spiritual things.
Not only to I believe this, but I know and have witnessed several generations of young, committed Christians who KNOW what THEY believe, but we are committed to making the religion they were taught into the “pure, undefiled" stuff of which the Bible speaks. We won’t have to watch our children leave home and leave the church. We WILL see them with their heads-on-straight about the distinctiveness of the church, about what the correct worship is, and any other thing that may confront them, for the will know HOW to student the Word and not just accept what anyone tries to teach them.
Without further adieu,
Does it sounds impossible? Well, I’m not lying, it IS NOT. And it is so easy! Why? Two magic words: TEAM TEACHING!
Team teaching engages a group of teachers working eagerly, regularly, and together to help a class of students of any age learn. Teachers together set objectives for a course, design a plan, prepare individual lesson plans, teach students, do supplemental support and the results evaluate themselves. They share observations, field any disagreements, and evaluate the students themselves to decide which approach is better.
So yes, there is some planning to be had in the beginning, but the results are well worth the planning from the get go. New teachers can be paired with "old pro" teachers. Innovations are encouraged and modifications are permitted. Different personalities, approaches, voices, and values keep attention, spark interest, and most definitely prevent ANY kind of boredom. In a "nutshell list" here is what team teaching does:
Finally, I will ask YOU to ask YOURSELF, "Does this actually sound kind of impossible?" Something I will also repeat over and over ... guess what? IT IS REALLY EASY. I promise. And your substitute Sunday school teachers (well, even the regular ones sometimes), will not be snagging something off of the internet before they come to church. Instead, your built-in subs will feel empowered and there will be a general feeling of, "OH YAY! I get to do the crafts today!" or, "Cool, no problem, I can go over the ten minute lesson," or, "Sure, I'll just go by the office and run off some of the game sheets in this lesson," Or, "It is going to be so fun to watch the kids do that related activity today!" After all, when each of these parts of the Scripture Scout Sunday school lessons truly can take about 10 minutes long at minimum, it certainly takes any stress of having to cover a class for an entire hour.
Ready to see what this is all about? Read HERE for the nuts and bolts of how to go about making this possible in your own church!
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