SRE is a way your church can serve the community and you don’t even have to be a teacher! You can get involved no matter where you are or how big your church is.
SRE offers a unique partnership between local churches across NSW and the schools in their local community.
Many parents want their kids to learn about God in the same way they did: in Scripture (SRE) lessons at school. It’s an opportunity to speak into the spiritual lives of children and young people.
SRE Teachers can only be authorised by churches that are Government-approved providers. Check out the List of Approved Providers.
Independent churches not on the list need to apply for Approved Provider status. Hunter SRE can guide and support your church through this process.
How can Churches help?
Consider including SRE in your annual budget, even if you don’t have any teachers at your church. Donations to Hunter SRE will help meet the costs of teacher training and promotional resources.
We created an excellent short video that explains the how, what and why of SRE teaching from a personal perspective. (It even won a Silver award in a national video competition). Show the recruitment video in your church. You never know who might be interested!
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Advertise specific vacant classes in the church bulletin or in your weekly e-newsletter.
Consider offering child-minding for SRE teachers. Find out what days and times your local schools run SRE and offer to look after pre-schoolers for this period.