This is a repost of one of sundayschoolleader.com’s most popular posts. Written by Kiely Young published on January 25, 2011.
I stood before our Adult Sunday School Class leaders in a recent workers meeting I asked what they considered their greatest needs in Sunday School. Without question, the greatest need was prayer. Yes, we need to be adequately prepared to teach, but that must begin with prayer. How true this is.
- We need to prayerfully in tune with God seeking daily wisdom.
- We must make sure our hearts are clean and pure as we prepare to teach.
- We must seek God’s daily direction in preparation.
- We must be prayerfully in tune with the needs of our class and pray daily for them.
- We must be aware of needs in our community and seek wisdom in ways to meet those needs.
- We must ask God He wants us to challenge our class to reach friends, neighbors, and relatives.
- We must pray for the leaders of our church, including pastor, staff, and other Sunday School leaders.
- We must realize that the enemy does not like us to pray in this fashion and seek daily strength from God to deal with the enemy.
- As we pray, God will reveal truths and insights into ways He wants to transform us and our class to be spiritual multipliers. We must be willing to follow His leadership.
- We must ask God to continually help us to be effective spiritual multipliers of His truth as we seek grow leaders for the future.
Remember James 5:16 “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (NKJV)
Kiely Young-Director, Sunday School; Mississippi Baptist Convention Board