Certainly no individual in a Church of Christ, Scientist, is more important to the future of Christian Science than the Sunday School teacher. It is he who is assigned the task of laying the foundations of spiritual understanding for those who will become practitioners, Readers, lecturers, and branch church workers—those who will carry on the Christian Science movement in the years to come.
What a challenge! And what a joyous privilege! What an opportunity for service to our beloved Cause! The task requires the best we have to give. It requires consecration to study, prayer, and practice. It requires inspiration and careful preparation for the task of teaching. It requires great love for young people and the Cause of Christian Science. It requires personal dedication to a high spiritual goal.
The Sunday School teacher must maintain a continuing and inquiring attitude and commitment to spiritual research in Christian Science. His own joy as a student will be communicated to the pupils, and his Sunday School teaching will be enriched by the depth of his own study. This is not so much a matter of time spent in study as it is of approaching his study with inspiration and freshness.