Sara - posted on 03/22/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )
I belong to a very small congregation. We only have about 50 members that come each week. There are two of us who teach Sunday School. I teach the 3-7 yr olds and someone else teaches the 8-12 year olds. I have about 4 kids that would be in my class if everyone shows. On most Sunday's my daughter is the only one in my class and my son is the only one in his class. Some of the parents talked to pastor and they expressed that they would like to have Sunday School during church. They think that will encourage younger family's to join. But my two questions are
1.) What would I get out of church. I would alway's be teaching Sunday School.
2.) We are discussing having one class. I would need idea's of how to teach a class that has 4 year olds and 11 year old's in it. All of them are very active. I had a 10 year old tell me that coloring stinks and the 5 year old hates to listen to the reading out of the bible. But if I use the story that I tell the pre-schoolers the 10 year old says that he is not a baby!! He wants to read it out of the bible.
I'm kind of frustrated right now with this decision. If we had more people who would volunteer to teach I might only have to teach one week a month. But we do not have more people who want to do that.
Any Idea's for me?