Thursday, September 16, 2010
RE & Teachers
I know most congregations face this issue - how to get enthusiastic volunteers to teach Religious Education classes. This year I am the chair of our RE committee and it has been super frustrating. Our ingathering was last weekend and we are still looking for teachers. In fact, we had another one just drop out. I just don't know what to do. We have a great congregation full of energy, but we are struggling to find volunteers. I, and the RE Director & committee, feel all this pressure to put on a good RE program (and are trying really hard to do so), but can't get enough people to volunteer. It is has become disheartening. How do you all do it? How do you get the congregation (not just parents) involved? How do you get people to see the value in teaching? I am open to any and all suggestions!