The end of the school year is a good time to look back and evaluate the joys, surprises, challenges, and shortcomings of your classroom experience with children and youth. If at all possible, before your team heads out for summer vacation, set aside an hour or so to gather together and evaluate the year. Consider using the following questions as discussion starters, or email them as a survey:
This type of evaluation has many benefits. It can (and should) give rise to praise and thanksgiving to God for all that He has done through the year. It can be a means of expressing love and gratitude to the other members of your team. It can help provide valuable feedback to the leadership regarding future staffing, training, curricula choices, room assignments, parental involvement, and more.
So, end the year well. Gather your team together. Maybe even add a little food into the mix for good measure. Above all, end with a time of prayer—giving all glory and honor to Christ for all that He has done, is doing, and will do. By God’s sovereign grace, may the children and youth you have ministered to this year become faithful followers of Jesus all their days!