I hope that every Sunday School teacher believes that they have one of the most important jobs in the universe. Especially the Sunday School teachers that are working with children. If you are a Sunday School teacher teaching the “little people” I hope that you realize the great importance your roll has in not only raising up the future church members but also the future leaders of the church. To highlight your roll in missions allow me to quote from a book I have been reading recently, “Missions On the Move In the Local Church.”
“The Sunday school is an important department of the church for recruiting the missionaries of tomorrow. A church that makes missionary information part of the curriculum in Sunday school and other youth organizations in the church, creates an environment in which young people will be encouraged to make life-long commitments to missionary service.
Probably no other department in the church is more fertile for concentrated propagation, promotion and enlistment for missions than the Sunday school. This is where the missionary recruits of ‘tomorrow’ can be found. This is where the local church missionary program needs to center much of its effort because this is where much of the missionary interest in any church is going to be most evident.
We cannot wait until our children are old enough to take part in the missionary program of the adult church. We must get them involved long before their adult years.”