So Sunday morning I overheard a rather loud conversation between 2 Sunday school teachers about the curriculum and style of choice and how our kids aren't learning anything. 1 is just a mom who didn't even really want to teach (but we couldn't find teachers), and 1 is a teacher in the school system, I believe. The teacher was of course backing curriculum, offering to look at other curricula and supplements, etc. The mom was adamant that that *is* the problem. When they finished talking, I went up to the mom and told her I completely agree with her. We spoke for a bit about what we see are the problems (for instance, evidently our current curriculum repeats in 4 years - ie, they're getting the Creation story TWICE before they are confirmed and done with Sunday school). After church, my dh told me I would be perfect for getting this change done. He really, really encouraged me to do this and speak up/out & is willing to help me. I am scared, to be completely honest. I know that if God wants me to do this, fine, I will, but I am SCARED. We have only been members there for a year. What can I do? I am just a mom who doesn't even teach Sunday school. I am on the education committee, hoping to make a difference, but me and another homeschool mom (whose dd is now in college) get shot down because "we're not teachers" and it's not "status quo." It is a scary beast to be up against - I know you all know that.
So now I wonder - how do I know this is what God wants me to do? How do I go about it? We are a conservative Lutheran church, and women don't lead men (which is fine with me, but therefore I don't know what I *can* do about much of anything - in my mind it's kind of unclear how far I can take matters into my own hands). Anyway, any encouragement, words of wisdom, books/blogs, whatever you can throw at me to help us sort this out and see what God has in store for us would be awesome.