We need volunteers to teach in the 2016-2017 program year. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to serve the children & youth of North Church .
4 years-3rd Grade Sunday School (South Basement) Teacher’s Roles
For Each Session—3-4 teachers with flexible roles (see below)
There will be a letter sent out before the session detailing the Bible stories, activities, etc. and there will also be a collaboration meeting for teachers to go over the Feasting on the Word curriculum and brain-storm suggestions a week or two before the session starts.
All teachers will be given a guide from Feasting on the Word resources including the Bible Story for the week and suggested activities and teaching tools.
Teacher Roles: Because attendance fluctuates so much and the age concentration of the kids is so variable, we are asking all South Side teachers to be flexible in how to divide each week’s class. Sometimes it might be best to keep them all together, other times two groups are preferable. During our collaboration meeting a lot of this will be discussed, including who prefers to work alone, who will handle the older/younger group, and other logistics.
There will also be room for teachers to implement their own ideas and use their gifts to further creative teaching. For any teaching tools you may want to teach from and that are not provided by Feasting on the Word, North church has flannel graphs, Bible picture books, and many other resources to take advantage of. The Resource Center is a particularly great place to check out.
Example: Click here to see where we get our curriculum and its vision. Click here for a sample of the curriculum. All the teachers will seek to reach the goals outlined in page 1. The “Gathering” and “Exploring” sections on pages 2-3 are good resources for teaching the lesson itself. The “Responding” and “Closing” sections on page 3-4 are good resources for application and activities.
Feasting on the Word provides several options each week for the teachers to utilize and teachers are encouraged to come up with their own activities as well. Our resource closets are well-stocked but please don’t hesitate to contact the Kids Ministry Team if you need any help with finding materials to do these activities.
4th-8th Grade Sunday School (North Basement) Teacher’s Roles
Two 4th-6th Grade Small Group Leaders & Two 7th-8th grade Small Group Leaders
These two age groups will work through the lesson through discussion and other activities provided by Feasting on the Word. Click here to see where we get our curriculum and its vision. Click here for a sample of the curriculum. The teachers will seek to reach the goals outlined in page 1 and will use the suggested ideas and activities detailed in pages 3-4 if they wish to teach through more than just small group discussion. After small group wraps if there’s any time the teachers will socialize with the kids while they hang out, play 4-square, shoot pool, etc. Please also note the small groups may sometimes have to be divided differently, e.g. 4th & 5th graders and 6th-8th graders.
All teachers will be provided with a weekly lesson outline from Feasting on the Word.