Sunday School Roundtable Chats
A new series of live Web chats sponsored by TMC Youth
Part 3: Prayerful Prep for Sunday School
Sunday, May 25, 2008, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
Join us for our continuing series of live chats with Sunday School teachers and superintendents around the world. This month, in part three, we'll explore in further depth a topic that's already been touched upon in previous chats: the prayerful preparation essential to good Sunday School classes.
Classes, students and teachers in the world are all different, so how can we all be obedient to the Manual in fresh, inspired and non-formulated ways? How can a teacher discern the needs of students and prepare deep, meaningful and engaging lessons? How can we provide a safe place for students to ask difficult and/or personal questions that probably weren't part of the teacher's plan, and help them find practical answers that don't "...deviate from the absolute Christian Science contained in their textbook..."? (Church Manual, p. 63)
TMC Youth host, Susie Rynerson, will share news of her recent Sunday School workshops in New York and St. Louis. She along with Eberhard Lasch, CSB, from Mexico City, Mexico, will take up your questions. Eberhard is a Christian Science practitioner, lecturer and teacher born in Germany. He has a background in music and business, and found Christian Science in Mexico. Since then he has spent the majority of his Sunday mornings teaching in the Christian Science Sunday School.
The chat will be hosted live in English on www.tmcyouth.com. Everyone is also invited to stop by the Reading Room at 194 Massachusetts Ave. in Boston, MA to listen in with the public and a group of local Sunday School teachers.
Eberhard and Susie will field questions sent in via computer during the hour. If you can't join the chat, you can post questions beforehand in the Sunday School Discussion Forum on the website or listen to the recorded chat afterwards.
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