How can you connect the children in your class to a source of spiritual strength that will support them through difficult situations, family problems, peer pressure, and the extreme competitiveness they will encounter in the academic, social and business worlds? How can you as a Christian adult share with your students the experiences, the fulfillment and the blessings that have come to you through your life of faith?This book will help you plan and implement a complete and rewarding Sunday school experience for children of any age. Whether you are a seasoned teacher or an inexperienced beginner, you will find valuable suggestions for: * organizing your time* customizing and teaching a Christian curriculum* managing your class* creating bonds of friendship* fostering spiritual and personal growth* delighting and entertaining your students so that they will want to keep coming back. You will find more than 100 age-appropriate projects and activities that can be carried out with a minimum of preparation time and expense. Learn about the many resources available to you at little or no cost. Detailed instructions explain how to use your computer and the Internet to create lessons and games that will capture your students' interest. Links to all the websites referenced in this book, printable downloads of worksheets and patterns, and even more ideas area are available on a companion blog, Sunday School Activities (http: //maedam.wordpress.com).As a Sunday school teacher you are providing a valuable service to your students and to their families. You may be the single greatest influence outside the family, shepherding a child into maturity and personal fulfillment. The person who benefits the most will probably be yourself; the more you invest in your class, the more spiritual nourishment you will discover for yourself, and the closer you will come to God in your daily life.
Martha Maeda has taught Sunday school for fourteen years. Until 1992, she worked as a missionary in several African countries. She lives with her family in Orlando, Florida.