Two pastors and a veteran of Sunday School ministry reflect on the importance and the joys of teaching others the Word of God. You will find these brief devotional reflections a source of renewal and inspiration as you prepare to teach.
Leading a Sunday School class isn’t easy. Sunday School teachers stay up late on Saturday nights preparing lessons, show up early at church every Sunday without fail, and often spend a large portion of their lesson focusing children’s attention or mediating adult discussions. It’s a commitment that requires dedication, sacrifice, and patience, but they faithfully serve every week because they know the eternal impact of their labors. Introducing a friend to the love of Christ, helping teenagers improve their self-worth, instilling biblical truth and God’s love in the hearts and minds of little children-this is why they serve.Devotions for Sunday School Teachers 2 is a collection of short devotionals designed to challenge, uplift, and inspire Sunday School teachers and small-group leaders. Authors Stan Toler, John Baldwin, and David Graves use their varied Sunday School experiences to share words of comfort and offer guidance, insight, and even a little humor in order to help teachers renew their commitment to serve and rediscover the joys of teaching the children of God.Devotions for Sunday School Teachers and Devotions for Sunday School Teachers 2 are perfect for gift-giving and offer teachers opportunities to read, meditate, and pray for a short time on Sunday morning before class starts or use the included Scriptures and stories to supplement their own lessons.
An international speaker, best selling author, and compassionate teacher, Stan has authored more than ninety books to date. His books have sold more than three million copies worldwide.Stan served for forty years as a pastor, and was named General Superintendent Emeritus by the Church of the Nazarene. He was vice president of John Maxwell’s Injoy Ministries, has spoken in eighty countries, and shared the platform with speakers including Zig Ziglar, Jerry Lucas, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and Cy Young baseball great R.A. Dickey. John C. Baldwin has been a commercial banker for more than 35 years. He’s an active church layman serving on local and district boards. For the past 15 years he has led an adult Sunday School class at Highland Park Church of the Nazarene in Lakeland, Florida. He coauthored Devotions for Sunday School Teachers (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City) and has written more than 100 adult-level Bible studies and lessons for Sunday School application. He and his wife, Glenda, live in Riverview, Florida. David W. Graves serves as senior pastor at College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas. Previous to his current position, he served as director of Sunday School Ministries for the Church of the Nazarene and has also pastored in Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and North Carolina.. He and his wife, Sharon, currently live in Overland Park, Kansas.