4. Model preparation and organization Whether you meet individually with volunteers, do a big workout with all the executives, or retire overnight, your level of organization reverberates. If you communicate well and are very available, it sends the message that you appreciate your volunteers and their services. Your example will also put an expectation (and encouragement) for your teachers` preparation in their own classrooms. 10 Tips for Sunday Teacher Training As always, tailor this tip to your attitude. For example, some churches do not use the terms «Sunday school» or «teacher,» but attempt to train «training directors» or «faith guides.» Whatever your context, the following tips will help you equip volunteers to help children know God and love Jesus. Contact potential and absent members regularly (Matthew 10:6) Consider playing a «class scene» or storytelling lesson. Also try an exercise on childhood development and give descriptions of how children learn and make contact in different age groups. Discuss these «age groups and phases» with your group. (Note: Building Faith will soon share some instructions for age.) Note: Don`t forget to review the parish and diocese guidelines for substantive checks and sexual abuse prevention training to ensure your volunteers meet all the necessary requirements. 10. Consider the needs of your volunteers As a community leader, one of your duties is to help your volunteers grow spiritually through their service. This cannot happen if your volunteers or are worried and stressed.
So think about their needs, both for training and beyond. Will one of the chefs need daycare? Will executives have to come directly from work and have dinner? Do leaders live far away and should they meet on a Sunday rather than a day of the week? Could you end up at someone`s house at home, especially for a small group? 7. . . .