GIFTS FOR LEADERS OF CHILDREN'S SABBATH SCHOOLS
Passion for children: You enjoy working with and for children
Mentoring: You will be mentoring children as they grow in a relationship with Jesus. You are also in the position to mentor the teachers and parents: there are times when we can lead the parents to Jesus through the children.
Growing relationship with God: Ensure your own relationship with God is growing. Encourage both children and volunteers to have a personal prayer life and pray for each other.
Well organised: You need to be well organised and have your program and everything required for it well organised ahead of time so that on Sabbath morning everything runs smoothly and you keep the children’s attention.
Understanding: Taking the time and effort to learn about child development and learning styles will make you a more effective teacher
Teaching: To be able to communicate to the children that Jesus loves them, on their level, in a way that they understand, knowing that with children you need an extra dose of patience.
Helping & Serving: Giving of your own time. When the children are older you should encourage and provide them with the opportunity to serve in the church, home and the community. E.g. visit a nursing home to sing or pass out small gifts, scripture readings or special music in church, encouraging them to help at home etc.