Qualifications For Sunday School Teachers

Q

I would just like to tell you thanks for the help first of all. But I have a question. You know it says that preachers and deacons should be of one wife. What about sunday school teachers should they also be? Where can I find the answer to what teachers should be?

A

There isn’t anything in Scripture that specifically outlines the qualifications of Sunday School teachers, although some churches try to find people with the spiritual gift of teaching, as in Ephesians 4:11-12. Those who are called to be the official teacher of a congregation are sometimes called teaching elders and should meet the same qualifications as an elder.

By the way, although some groups use 1 Tim. 3:12 to disqualify divorced people from teaching, the comment pertaining to one wife is thought by many others to be a prohibition against having more than one wife at a time, which includes being involved in an extra-marital relationship, since these things are not unheard of among people claiming to be Christians.