A Brick in the Valley

What Makes a Pre-School S.S. Teacher?
May 17, 2008, 8:30 pm
Filed under: Chris Brauns Radio Spots, Church, Parenting

The other night at dinner our five year old, Mary Beth, surprised me by summarizing the doctrine of the Trinity. I know that I am more than a little biased, but for a five year old it was a pretty good overview of a difficult doctrine.

What got my attention was that I didn’t remember spending much time teaching her about the Triunity of God. So, I asked, Mary Beth, “When did you learn about the Trinity?” She said, “Oh my Sunday School teacher Miss Deb taught me.”

And, it wasn’t just that one lesson. I continue to be impressed by how much Miss Deb teaches pre-school children. So, with my daughter as a data source, I decided to conduct a study on what I think makes Miss Deb an effective teacher.

Here are my conclusions:

First, Our Sunday School program has chosen good curriculum. We use Desiring God’s Sunday School materials, an excellent Word-centered curriculum. Good teaching begins with good content.

Second, Miss Deb prepares throughout the week. I know from talking to her that she doesn’t wait until Sunday morning to prepare.

Third, Miss Deb deeply and prayerfully loves the children. My daughter, and the other pre-schoolers Miss Deb teaches knows that she treasures them.

Pray for Sunday School teachers who use Christ-centered curriculum, prepare for Sunday morning, love the little children. God will use teachers like these to store up treasure in heaven.


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We used CDG curriculum and heartily recommend it.

If you’re in the market, it would be hard to go wrong there.

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