In Praise of Sunday School Teachers


A few weeks ago I led a Sunday School (SS) orientation. What a joy to connect with our SS teachers and a few students. That night we were reminded through Deuteronomy 6:4-9 that our calling as SS teachers is to love God deeply (to nurture our souls), so that we can help our students love God and keep his commands.

I’m thankful for our current SS teachers. Each one has unique talents and appropriate gifts to bring to the classroom. I’m also thankful for my former SS teachers. Please allow me to tell you about a few of them:  

  • Mrs. Brown was a great story teller. Back then we used flannel boards instead of videos, and although the images weren’t digital, she made Bible stories come to life.
  • Mrs. Sanders loved to sing and play the accordion so every Sunday morning we sang classic Bible songs like “Jesus Loves Me.” I still know those songs!
  • Mr. Pierce had a great sense of humor. We laughed a lot. He made learning Bible stories a lot of fun.
  • Mr. Zult taught junior high SS. He taught me how to read Scripture and pray. 

So you see, I’m the product of many godly and committed SS teachers. And perhaps you are too. 

Did you attend Sunday School? If so, who were your teachers? Whoever they were, please join me in thanking God for them. SS teachers often go unnoticed and unappreciated. But they are frontline disciple makers and I thank God for them.

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