Volunteering as a Teacher or a Seconds Minister
If you are interested in serving as a Sunday School volunteer, please contact Debbie Vickery, Children’s Education Minister. Below you will find a description of our Teacher and Seconds Minister responsibilities to help you understand these ministries.
Sunday School Teacher Responsibilities
Nine month commitment (August 28 until May 27)
- let Debbie know the age range you prefer to teach
- let Debbie know the session you prefer (8:45 a.m. or 10:45 a.m.)
- note: no Sunday School provided on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day or Easter Sunday
Rotate teaching responsibilities with another adult:
- you and your partner work out your rotation depending on your calendars
- this means usually you will be teaching 2 times out of every 4 weeks
Attend the teacher training/orientation session on Saturday, August 27
Attend a Safeguarding God’s Children Training Session
- (if you have attended a training in the last 5 years, this does not apply)
Arrive in your room on time on your Sundays to teach:
- classes begin at 8:45a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
- classes end at 9:40 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
- as you can see, even when you teach you will always be in the worship service for Eucharist
Prepare lessons with curriculum provided by and used by St. Michael’s.
- evaluation forms indicate that teachers spend an average of 1 hour or less preparing a lesson for K – 12th grade
- there is no preparation necessary if you teach the 3 & 4 y.o. class
Stay in communication with Debbie, i.e. your experiences and concerns, so that changes can be made if necessary.
Seconds Minister Ministry Description
In order to meet the Diocesan Guidelines for children’s and youth programs as of January 1, 2005, these adult volunteers will:
- Attend the mandatory Safeguarding God’s Children training
- Assist* in a Sunday School class two times per month (no preparation required), rotating this responsibility with another adult Seconds Minister
- Arrive in the classroom no later than 8:45 a.m OR
- Arrive in the classroom no later than 10:45 a.m
- Find a substitute if you or the other Seconds Minister for your class cannot be there (use the substitute list provided by Debbie; contact Debbie if you cannot find a sub)
- Stay in communication with Debbie, i.e. your experiences and concerns, so that changes can be made if necessary
*Assist means: help the teacher in whatever way she/he needs. We expect Seconds Ministers to arrive on time, interact with the children, help with class management issues, take part in the classroom activities, and in general be part of the learning experience.
St. Michael’s Sunday School Classes
Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
8:45 a.m. & 10:45a.m. (2 Seconds Ministers per class) –
3 – 4 year olds
Kindergarten – 5th Grade (Workshop Rotation)
- Garden of Eatin’
- Parable Productions
- How Great Thou Art
6th – 8th Grades
9th – 12th Grades