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					I Need to Know You Care
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                                I Need to Know You Care

Questions to Ask Yourself
   How do parents of the children in your class know you care?
   Do you know the names of the parents?
   Do you speak to the family when you see them at Wal-Mart or do you dunk down another
    aisle?
   What do “former parents” say about you?
    o Do they tell their friend how blessed they will be by having their child in your class? -or-
    o Do they tell their friend, “Watch out, I don’t think that teacher likes kids?”


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         Sunday Morning Connections:

         During the Week Connections:



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         Adults are
         Ways to Include Adults
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         Encourage the             to build                                with one another.
         Have you taught the children how to                                              ?


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         The attempts we make at connecting with the children       of
          Sunday Morning are                        than the attempts we
          make          Sunday Morning.


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                  Making Connections Outside Sunday Morning
    1. Phone call…this is still a good tool of communication. The home phone many times is
       the cell phone.
            Side note: Some 5th and 6th graders have a cell phone. Get their number from
               their parents. Learn to text.
            Don’t forget to call on birthdays.

    2. Email…parents or the child.
          Send reminders
          Just to say “hi!”
          Brag to the parents about something awesome their child did in class

    3. Attend a child’s extracurricular event (school or sports related).

    4. Plan a class mission project (monthly, every other month)

    5. Send a letter in the mail (kids love mail, especially the 1st-4th graders). This can even be
       as a follow-up to a previous phone call.
            Don’t forget Christmas cards addressed to the child.

    6. Pray for a specific child and family on each day of the month. (If you have 20 kids on
       your roll, then pray for one child each day on weekdays only; if you have 10 kids, assign
       each child to 2 or 3 days each month. Create what works for you, but just pray for them.)

    7. Take pictures and give copies to the parents.

    8. Plan a class fellowship. (Bowling, pizza, swimming, hanging out in your home, etc.)

    9. Other ideas:


    10. Other ideas:



I made the phone call, now what?
Create some kind of organization system that works for you. (A journal, index cards, a spreadsheet)
    On 1 card, write child’s name, parent’s name, contact info (phones and email), and birthdate.
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    Record prayer requests and answered prayers, special school events, extracurricular activities
        they are involved in, favorite school subjects. This helps your memory!
    Base your next contact on what your learned previously.


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                                      #1 - Bubbly Blaire
Blaire is a 1st year Sunday School teacher. She’s new to the church, but the Children’s Minister
heard Bubbly Blaire loves kids, so Blaire easily agreed to direct 4th grade Sunday School. Before the
1st Sunday of the new Sunday School year, Bubbly Blaire had cute nametags made for each of the
children, and she had decorated her door including the names of all of the children who are
supposed to be in her class. She had studied her Sunday School curriculum, had laminated
everything in her Resource Kit, and made a focal wall to hang each week’s Bible Verse and teaching
picture. On Monday, she mailed an information letter about herself to all the parents. On
Wednesday, she called all the parents and told them she was sending them an email asking for
information on their child like allergies, favorite snacks, school, etc, and would like them to email it
back to her ASAP. On Saturday night, she calls all the children and invites them to Sunday School.
Using the information that the parents emailed back to her, she picked out one of the favorite snacks
to serve on Sunday. When the children arrived on Sunday, she stood at the door and said “hi” to
each child and directed them to her co-teacher Alvin, who was setup to facilitate the craft.


                                     #2 – Annoying Alvin
Annoying Alvin is Bubbly Blaire’s nickname for Alvin. Alvin has taught in the 4th grade class for 4
years and is Chairman of Deacons. His motto “I’m here on Sunday, don’t expect anything else
out of me.” Alvin arrives to the classroom at 8:59. Sunday School starts at 9:00. He comes in
and asks Blaire, “So what is our story today and what are the names of the boys the 3rd grade
Sunday School teacher warned us about?” Oh, and did I mention he is in choir, so he leaves
Sunday School at 9:30 to make sure he is in the choir room by 9:45. The Children’s Minister is
aware, but she needs a “man” in the classroom. Plus, when Alvin sees the kids outside the
classroom, he can’t remember their name. The Children’s Minister is praying that Bubbly
Blaire’s personality will rub off on Annoying Alvin, and he will become more involved with the
kids this year. She prays that he will actually get excited about teaching kids this year, and
share that enthusiasm in Deacon’s Meeting.


                                      #3 – Cranky Carol
Back in the day, Carol was an amazing Sunday School teacher. She loved the kids, would let
them sit with her in church, and even went to their school Christmas programs. But Cranky
Carol is now 70+. She is ready to retire from teaching, but feels guilty about letting the
Children’s Ministry down. Her husband died last year, and she is very lonely. Her children and
grandchildren all live far away. She was more than willing to help Blaire setup the classroom,
because she was able to get out of the house. She remembers being bubbly like Blaire at one
time. She complains about the music Blaire wants to play in the classroom, and she doesn’t
understand why the curriculum is on a small silver thing that looks like a mini-record. And she
wonders what happened to the days of kids reading their lesson before coming to Sunday
School. She is frustrated that she doesn’t relate well to these “modern-day kids.” The Children’s
Minister believes in Carol, and knows she still has so much wisdom to offer the children. She is
also praying that Alvin, Blaire, and Carol will make a great 4th grade team building amazing
relationships with all the children.



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      **Make one copy for each teacher in your class, so all teachers can be praying for the same child each day of the month.




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“Let the Children Come”                        “Let the Children Come”
                 Hillsong Kids                                 Hillsong Kids

Verse 1:                                       Verse 1:
I believe You made all that I can see          I believe You made all that I can see
So everything I want is You alive in me        So everything I want is You alive in me

Pre-Chorus:                                    Pre-Chorus:
Though I may be young                          Though I may be young
You said 'Let the children come'.              You said 'Let the children come'.

Chorus:                                        Chorus:
So I will sing                                 So I will sing
I'm not too small to know You Jesus as my      I'm not too small to know You Jesus as my
Lord                                           Lord
Oh I will sing, I will for You, only for You   Oh I will sing, I will for You, only for You

Verse 2:                                       Verse 2:
Even if my eyes cannot see You here            Even if my eyes cannot see You here
I believe You are, I know You're always        I believe You are, I know You're always
near                                           near




     “Let the Children Come”
                 Hillsong Kids                      “Let the Children Come”
                                                               Hillsong Kids
Verse 1:
I believe You made all that I can see          Verse 1:
So everything I want is You alive in me        I believe You made all that I can see
                                               So everything I want is You alive in me
Pre-Chorus:
Though I may be young                          Pre-Chorus:
You said 'Let the children come'.              Though I may be young
                                               You said 'Let the children come'.
Chorus:
So I will sing                                 Chorus:
I'm not too small to know You Jesus as my      So I will sing
Lord                                           I'm not too small to know You Jesus as my
Oh I will sing, I will for You, only for You   Lord
                                               Oh I will sing, I will for You, only for You
Verse 2:
Even if my eyes cannot see You here            Verse 2:
I believe You are, I know You're always        Even if my eyes cannot see You here
near                                           I believe You are, I know You're always nea



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