It’s Sunday morning, and the family is running around the house frantically trying to get the children ready to go. Sunday School starts at 10 a.m. – it’s already 9 a.m. and no one has their clothes on – including the adults. “How is it, that no matter how early we get up we are still running late?” “Get your clothes on; it’s 9 a.m. we’ve got to go.” . . . It all turns into the same scene and regardless of who is trying to get the children out the door. Why is it so important that we put so much effort into making sure our children get to Sunday School? Why do we even try – when everyone gets so worked up that by the time they get to their class they aren’t in a “Sunday Morning” mood? The reason – to educate our children in the most important part of life.
Sunday school starts in September and we are looking for four additional Sunday school teachers and Adult Forum leaders to support the growth of these important ministries.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for 4 engaging adults to co-teach our children’s Sunday School classes. Co-teachers are two teachers who lead a class together (or alternate), splitting the responsibilities.
What is the time commitment?
Sunday school teachers volunteer with the children of our church from 9:45 10:50 Sunday mornings. Leading the lesson requires around 30 minutes of prep before class.
Do I have to come every week?
Teachers are asked to make an effort to attend most Sundays. Keeping that in mind co-teaching allows teachers to coordinate absences while maintaining consistency for the class.
How much do I have to know or prepare?
Our Sunday school classes follow curriculums that include lessons for each week and materials. Preparation involves reviewing the week’s topics and activities.
What about Adult Forum?
We are also looking for people who are willing to lead Adult Forum. This commitment is more variable. You can lead class once a month or lead a series for 4 weeks.
This is an important ministry in the life of Old First, in study, after study, after study, children who actively engage in a faith community on a regular basis are rewarded with SIGNIFICANTLY reduced likelihood of problems and risks, and significantly improved odds of a happier, healthier, longer life. These studies show the same results for adults as well. According to a Barna Research Group study , adults who attended church regularly as children are nearly three times as likely to be attending a church today as their peers who avoided church during childhood (61% to 22%, respectively). In other words, parents who truly want the best for their children should get their children involved at church now and regularly.
So are you ready to be a part of this exciting and rewarding ministry?
If so, send talk to Yajeh or contact the church office.