Sunday School Teacher Job Description

Sunday School Teacher Job Description
Brad Simon

Topic: The Sunday school teacher job description should primarily revolve around prayer, preparation, and teaching.

Sunday School Teacher Job Description specifics

The Sunday school teacher’s job description centers around leading class members people into an intimate relationship with Christ so they become Christ followers who serve him through evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, and worship. Other class members should be enlisted to help with the other class responsibilities.

This is a one year commitment.

Arrive 15 minutes early to help welcome class members.

Build relationships with participants outside of class to better understand their needs and to help them develop their relationship with Christ.

Faithfully prepare and teach the lesson on your designated week.

(2 Timothy 2:15)

Your goal is not to teach the lesson, but to change lives as you teach God’s Word. (1 Corinthians 4:2)

Teachers will have approx. 45 minutes to teach.

If you finish your lesson early, take time to pray together as a class.

Sunday school teacher job description: Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.

Proverbs 9:9

If you are not able to teach, please contact your class coordinator so they can make arrangements for a substitute teacher. Note, substitute teachers must have been previously approved by the Pastor/Assoc. Pastor and the Dept. Director.

Dismiss on time. Remember, the class that comes in after your class needs time to set up and prepare for their class time.

Attend teacher training/planning meetings. (Luke 14:28-30)

Teachers may team teach, but they must have a definite, predefined, teaching schedule. In other words, don’t have teachers sign up sheet the week before they are teaching. Give teachers time to prepare for and meditate on their lesson.

All teaching material or literature must first be pre-approved by the Pastor/Assoc. Pastor. (1 Cor.3:10)

Enlist an apprentice from the class and give him opportunities to teach with the goal of developing a new teacher who can start a new class within two years.

Teach in word and deed. Allow your class to see how you live out your faith in day-to-day life in speech and conduct (personal devotions, family life, evangelism, discipleship, etc.).

Center your ministry around wining your class God and growing them in Christ (Proverbs 11:30)

Sunday school teacher job description

Therefore go and make disciples . . . baptizing . . . and teaching them to obey everything
I have commanded you.

Matthew 28:19-20


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Over the last 25 years, Dr. W. Bradley Simon has trained and equipped teachers within a wide variety of churches: traditional and contemporary churches ranging from 50 to over 2000 members.

The above article, “Sunday School Teacher Job Description” was written by Brad Simon. The article was excerpted from

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This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”