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The secret of Sunday School is its ability to mobilize lay leadership to accomplish much more than a staff of paid workers could ever achieve. Workers must be enlisted properly, else problems will eventually develop.
The organization provides the framework for enlistment. The Sunday School director enlists the division directors, who enlist department directors, who enlist the teachers in their department, who in turn enlist the officers in their class. This makes the task of enlistment manageable and begins structuring relationships to accomplish the best results.
The best way to enlist is by appointment in the prospective teacherís home, with time to provide information (curriculum materials, class roster, training schedule, expectations of workers, and support provided by the :Sunday School). Even a long-term worker deserves an enlistment visit to celebrate her ministry and to encourage her to continued achievement.
Every opportunity needs to be taken to provide quality training in age-group characteristics, teaching methods, organizational principles, Biblical studies, and outreach and evangelism techniques. Local, regional, and national training opportunities should be provided and promoted. Workers participating in training should be supported and recognized.