Guidelines for Sunday School Teachers
The Sunday School Department is a department under the RCCG Miracle Land.
This department is responsible for the handling of Sunday school class during church services.
The department is responsible to the Pastor of the parish.
The department has a head and an administrator that represents and handles the affairs of the department.
Once a new member joins the department, he/she will undergo a training period of three months or less during which the applicant would have gone through the following before allowed to teach in Sunday service.
Sunday School is one of the teaching arms of the church, for the "proper " equipping of the saints, it is therefore very necessary that each teacher develop their unique and effective skills in being able to impact the students with spiritual knowledge- 2 Tim. 2:15
In order to achieve this, teachers are encouraged to use the manual as an "Outline" for teaching. Lessons will be built around these outlines. It therefore follows that each teacher would learn (during the probation period) or before they are allowed to start taking Sunday School classes on full time bases, how to develop teaching notes and illustrations on passing the message across.
The method of achieving the above will be for each teacher to:
a) take proper notes of (or pay attention to) how other teachers teach and give illustrations.
b) give positive analysis (positive criticism if any) of the teaching method or ask questions (after meeting or during SS prep) if necessary.
c) participate in a "mock" like classes organized by the department where upcoming teachers take Sunday school classes and are examined or accessed under suitable headings.
d) examining teachers will give objectively appropriate feedbacks and suggestions (where necessary) for proper development.
e) this will be repeated as often as necessary until the teacher is very ready and equipped to be able to take the real class effectively.
The purpose of the above points it to enable each teacher to develop their own unique style of effective teaching. And also, to deviate away from the culture of just reading the outline word for word as a way of teaching. This will enable the upcoming teachers to do extra study while using the manual as a guide.
PLEASE NOTE THE ANY OTHER AGREEMENT REACHED BY MEMBERS OUTSIDE THE ABOVE OVERIDES THESE GUIDELINES.