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Tony Brooks: Benefits of Being a Sunday School/Bible Study Teacher

Posted: 5/29/18 at 8:40am. Post by Tony Brooks.

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 NIV)

All of us are teachers, whether we realize it or not. We teach our children skills. We teach others at work as we train them. We teach others about a hobby that they want to learn. So why not Sunday School? Here are some benefits:

  1. You will grow spiritually! As you prepare and teach God’s Word, you may be amazed at how God will begin helping you become a better spouse, parent, co-worker, and friend. I am always more challenged in all my relationships when I am teaching others.
  2. You get to change the environment around your class. Are you frustrated by others who chase rabbits, so you never get to life application of scripture? You can stop it. Are you wanting a more comfortable environment to learn in your class? You can request what you need.
  3. Your children will benefit! Some of the latest statistics suggest that when both parents serve in a church role (and your children see you serve), they are more likely to be involved with church as an adult than those who don’t! Proverbs 22:6 NIV states, Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. You have an obligation to your children and grandchildren to see you serve.
  4. Look at the perspective of God’s Kingdom. I have been amazed over the years of teaching youth what God does. I have several now who are pastors, worship leaders, and very active followers of Christ in a secular job. When we get to heaven, what reward will you receive? Teaching children, youth, and adults gives you an opportunity to change their lives toward Kingdom goals!
  5. Teachers, you have the opportunity of mentoring new teachers. Do you want to see your ministry grow for God? Mentor someone to teach. Every person that they reach for Christ reflects your work as well. We are to multiply disciples.

Brooks-TonyTony Brooks is our Sunday School/Discipleship Specialist and Field Strategist for the Southside Region. You may email him at tony.brooks@bgav.org. Follow Tony on Twitter: @TonyBrooks7