August 21, 2007Greetings!I want to say thank you for your commitment to teaching and leading in Sunday School. On the second page of this letter, youll find a Covenant/Commitment Pledge that weve given to every teacher in our church. As you readover it we hope youll sign it and covenant with us to hold a high standard in Sunday School.Sunday School is a vital part of our ministry here at Grace Church. We feel that its necessary to be connected toeach other in a small group setting. It is difficult to consistently do that in Sunday Morning worship services aswere gathered together in a corporate setting. This is why we feel its crucial to the health and growth of thechurch for Sunday School to
! Here are some things that will help us strive for excellence in our approach tothe Kingdom.Please make every effort to use these guidelines for your classes:1.
Start your class time
. Sunday School starts at
and wed like to be here early to greet yourclass as they enter We suggest you arrive at
thats not too hard.2.
Structure your class in a way that would allow for the
amount of teaching to take place.Example9:45 am begin class by welcoming them taking note of any visitors9:50 am begin teaching the class using the material provided for you We want you to teach.Thats why you were chosen but discussions are welcomed (& most times necessary)10:30 am take prayer requests10:35 am Pray and dismiss to the SanctuaryDo your best to curb discussion that isnt fruitful. Dont allow gossip or idle chatter in your class. In otherwords
. This will help you teach as well as help others to learn.After you have read and prayerfully considered the Covenant/Commitment, please sign it and send it back to thechurch office.Thanks for everything you do for the Kingdom!Matt Hastings, Senior Pastor