Teaching in the Christian Science Sunday School affords an exceptional opportunity from at least two points of view. It enables one to serve through sharing with the children the great facts of being, and it affords a means for continuous growth in grace.
The approach to this activity must be made through unselfishness, humility, love, and a sincere desire to do God's will. One stands on holy ground when he presents to the child's consciousness the facts of Spirit. Like Moses before the burning bush, he must take off his shoes—the impediments of material beliefs and prejudices—and himself become as a little child, clothed with the garment of love.
Previous teaching experience in the schools is not requisite for adequate service in the Christian Science Sunday School. This was proved in the experience of one who for a number of years had taught in public and private schools. He had achieved a certain degree of success there, and had utilized the methods, plans, outlines, and devices based on current psychology and practice in teaching. On taking up service in the Christian Science Sunday School, he soon learned that there is but one basis for all successful teaching, namely, the metaphysics of Christian Science, and that the only true psychology and method of teaching is to be found in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. By turning prayerfully and earnestly to the Christian Science textbook for guidance, this teacher found a perfect method of procedure and the inspiration requisite for successful service. In Science and Health (p. 454) our Leader writes: "Love for God and man is the true incentive in both healing and teaching. Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way. Right motives give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to speech and action." Taking Spirit as the source of all true thought and action makes teaching in the Sunday school a unique and joyful experience, and paves the way for a rich harvest for both pupils and teachers.