Your Church's Christian Education Administration
Teacher Training as Part of CE Administrator's Responsibility:If you are a Director of Christian Education, Sunday School Superintendent, or other ministry leader, one of your responsibilities might be Teacher Training.
Here is what you will need to do:
- Develop a plan to implement training.
How you approach teacher training does matter if you are seeking to develop effective teachers.
- Assess teacher needs.
Use a survey, observation and/or personal consultation to help you determine not only what topics teachers need help with but also their learning preferences so you can tailor training to individuals.
- Determine the best means of meeting teachers' training needs.
Though valid means of training Bible teachers, seminars tend to provide more of a cookie cutter approach. Everyone, regardless of need or teaching experience, receives the same training. Whether pre-service or in-service training, Bible teachers would benefit the most from a variety of means of training.
- Leaders begin the process of seeing changed lives in students through the structure they establish, curriculum they choose, and the training and support they provide teachers.
- Leaders should be a model, setting the standard and pace for teachers.