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Job Description #1 - Five Hours a Week

Andrew Large

(Used by permission of Andrew Large, assoc. pastor at Mililani Baptist Church in Mililani, Hawaii)

The following is a description of the average number of hours a week one will need to invest in order to "Treach" (Teach & Reach) Teenagers for Christ.  After 17 years of observation these are the hours one needs to fulfill in order to have a successful Sunday School Bible Study Ministry.
 

Mililani Baptist Youth Ministry One hour of Bible Study - (Sunday School)
Sunday  9:15 AM  - 10:15 AM
Be sure to be in your Sunday School room at least 15 minutes before the beginning of class.
Mililani Baptist Youth Ministry One hour of Biblical preparation for next weeks lesson. 
Sunday Through Saturday
It is a good idea to be in the habit of studying the lesson early in the week and if possible before Youth Workers Meeting Sunday Afternoon.
Mililani Baptist Youth Ministry One hour of coordination with the other teachers in their department.  YOUTH WORKERS MEETING
Sunday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
We begin with a 20 minuet meeting for FAITH and then divide up in to age Divisions
Mililani Baptist Youth Ministry One hour contacting their students on roll and those who have visited or are prospects
Any Time Which Fits Into Your Schedule
Be sure to call your CLASS LEADERS and CARE GROUP LEADERS to encourage them to call their Care Groups!
Mililani Baptist Youth Ministry One hour of outside normal ?Church? stuff with teenagers. 
Any Time Which Fits Into Your Schedule
This could include a football game, band concert, visiting them at their job or even attending another youth group activity such as mid- week Bible Study or Prayer meeting.

This is only meant to be a guide.  There may be some weeks that you are unable to do all of the above.  However, this should be the goal of all Sunday School and small group Bible teachers.