I have had this article and thread on my mind ever since it was posted.
- What qualifications do you think are necessary for teachers- Sunday School, children’s ministries, and youth group?
- Does your church accept volunteers or do you appoint teachers, and is there a vetting process of some kind?
- Does your church leadership look into their ‘private’ lives at all (background checks, references, spiritual maturity/character)?
- Do you think that children’s ministries are a good ‘training ground’ for novices?
I’ve got to admit that this topic has bothered me for years, but when something is SOP, you learn to accept it.
“That’s the way we do it, furthermore, that’s the way we’ve always done it”.~ Harold Leake
But Bro. Ham’s message brought it back to the surface again, and I’d really like to see this issue thoroughly addressed- if for no other reason than my own sanity. :)
To pastors: If a church member came to you about the qualifications or character of a teacher in your church, how would you handle it? On what basis would you take action?