Family Bible Hour (Sunday School)
Worker Policies (7/11/2006)
Grace Bible Church, Wappingers Falls, NY
Our Sunday Morning Christian Education Program is officially
titled as Family Bible Hour, but is more popularly known as Sunday
School (S.S.). If there is not a "Sunday School Director" then the
program is under the direct supervision of the Christian Education Director (C.E.D.)
1) Each Sunday School worker will be knowledgeable with and follow the
Children’s / Youth Worker Policies and will complete and sign the
Participation Covenant and be approved by the Christian Education Director
prior to beginning any work with the children.
2) Sunday School workers are to arrive a minimum of five minutes prior to the
start of classes in order to make sure that final preparations of both
themselves and the room are completed and they are ready to receive and welcome
3) Sunday School workers are to participate in the meetings called for them
by the Sunday School Superintendent or the Christian Education Director. They
are also to attend any training classes as needed or directed by either they
Sunday School Superintendent or the Christian Education Director in order to
improve their abilities in imparting the word of God to their students.
4) Sunday School workers are to take an active interest in the lives of their
students which will include at minimum regular prayer for each student and
follow-up contacts with enrolled students that have missed lessons. (This can be
done by any method effective in communicating to the student such as phone
calls, letters or post-cards, mailing the missed lesson, personal visits).
5) Sunday School workers are encouraged to have regular contact with the
parents of their students in order to know how they might best assist the
parents in teaching their child to know and follow the Lord. This is also an
excellent way to witness to non-Christian parents.
6) Sunday School teachers are encouraged to make prior arrangements with an
approved substitute teachers for planned absences as early as possible. They are
to make sure the S.S. Superintendent has been notified. If an absence
will be due to illness or other emergency the S.S. Superintendent should
be notified as soon as possible so that other arrangements can be made for the
7) Sunday School Teachers are encouraged to recruit adult assistants for
their classrooms. (We encourage those who are in High School and under to attend
their own class). This allows for new teachers to be trained and helps increase
the safety of the class room (i.e. prevention of abuse of any child as well as
false accusations against any teacher).
8) "The Two Worker Policy" – A teacher with only one student but no other
worker present will join in with another class until there is an additional
worker or student. A single teacher may teach alone if there is more than one
student present, however, the Sunday School Superintendent must be notified and
nothing must obstruct the view into the classroom from either the outside
windows, the door window or the video surveillance camera.
9) Discipline. A child that disrupts is given three warnings. On the second
warning they are to be isolated to a chair separate from the rest of the group
for the remainder of the class time. The parent is to be notified after class.
On the third warning the child is to sent to the Sunday School Superintendent
who will take the child to the parent / guardian. A child that reaches the third
warning twice within a four week period will be asked to not attend for a period
of one month.