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How can my church support Christian teachers?

It is important to treat teachers in the church family as mission partners. So, alongside being committed to praying for them regularly, some practical ways to support Christian teachers can be to: hold commissioning services for them when they start their roles; include an education section in your mission notices and communications; establish appropriate mentoring (pastoral support can be critical at key points in the academic year); allow time in services to share about their calling; and celebrate good news stories. It’s also important to avoid seeing teachers as merely a resource for the children’s and youth work. They have a distinctive and valuable calling, and recognising this in the life of the church can be of immense benefit.