I hope you are all doing well in Christ. Happy Coptic New year!! :)
I have just completed the two year servants prep program at my church. In a matter of a few weeks, I will begin serving the children in Sunday school against my will more or less. I have accepted the responsibility for the sole purpose of obedience to my father of confession. I view the service as a great blessing but also great burden that I don't feel equipped to handle. I lack the skill of teaching and do not feel capable to conduct a class from the information I learned from Servants prep. However, I have been taught to offer my best and leave God to bless it as He did with the five loaves and two fish. Therefore, to start off on the right foot, I need your help. I know many people here are great servants in their own parish and I would love to learn from you all. What is an ideal servant? How can I build a relationship with the children consisting of a balance of friendship and authority? How can I keep control of the classroom with love? How can I make lessons attractive to grasp their attention? Any tips on how to prepare a lesson? Overall, how can I truly glorify God in this service?
--I would appreciate any advice/ experience about the topic in general. The age range will be around 7-10.
I need all your prayers for the success of this new endeavor so God can bless these children, penetrate their hearts, and keep the spirit of pride away from me.
Thanks for your help! :)