Friday, September 2, 2011

Sunday School Teaching

Are you a Sunday school teacher? Would you be if you were not married to the pastor? It's that time of year - Sunday school starts up next week at our church and the teacher-recruitment phase is in full swing. We've only been here a year but it looks like gathering teachers does not come easily.

So more than once someone has looked longingly at me and described the openings. No one has asked me exactly, just hoped in my direction that I would volunteer.

I'm not going to.

There is no chance that I will teach on a Sunday morning any time soon because I am a mess about 50% of the time just showing up and listening. Give me any responsibility apart from my kids and I might melt into a heap of crazy again.

I don't say all that to these folks. I just say I don't think I'll be able to do that. Thank you for teaching my children. It means a lot to me. I pray for you and I will say thank you and I will tell you how important your investment of time is for our family. God bless you, teachers.


  1. LOL! Good for you! Too many of us crumble under the ever constant NEED of the church for our help. I was a Sunday School Superintendent for many years before being a pastors wife and I learned that a few dedicated and enthusiastic teachers were far better than a whole lot of people that you had to talk into taking the job.

    Combining classes is better than guilt-ing someone into a job they are not suited for and have no heart for.

  2. YEAH!


Thanks for using this space to share your encouraging words.