As a teacher, I really appreciate when students come to Sunday school readily prepared for the morning. It greatly improves the classroom experience for both volunteers and students. Parents, here are a few simple things that can make a huge difference:
In addition to these physical preparations, it’s also important to prepare your child’s heart for Sunday school. What kind of heart preparation am I talking about? Focus on two main things:
What are some tangible ways to prepare your child’s heart? Here are a few suggestions:
2 Timothy 3:15-17
Use verses like these to impress upon your child the necessity of paying careful attention to biblical instruction during Sunday school. It’s infinitely more important than learning math, a musical instrument, a sport, a new game, etc. Our eternal happiness depends upon it!
Additionally, talk to your child’s teachers during the year to ask how your child is doing and address any concerns. Express thankfulness to them and be willing to make adjustments where and when needed. Be discerning: Is your child experiencing a problem due to lack of interest in spiritual things? Or is there a genuine issue within the classroom? Yes, there are less than ideal classroom situations—inadequate staffing, not enough classroom space, poor depth of biblical instruction, etc. Be sure to address these in an appropriate manner, within the leadership structure of your church.