At our annual meeting earlier this month, Robert Black was recognized for his many years of faithful service as our Adult Sunday School Superintendent. Robert stepped down from this position, and Mike Hill was introduced as his replacement.
Mike and Jan have been attending Metropolitan for eight years. During that time, Mike has been a Koinonia class member and president, Mobile Meals volunteer, a greeter, involved with the Gideons, and a current deacon board member. Through the Koinonia class Mike and Jan have enjoyed excellent biblical teaching and a wonderful group of classmates who have become close friends both in and out of church. Throughout the last eight years they have celebrated and mourned with their classmates. These people have been like family to them.
Mike brings that same kind of heart to the position of superintendent. The Sunday School Superintendent is mostly an administrative position. The person in that position is there to assist the teachers, and that is Mike’s desire as he serves. Some of his “normal” duties are to distribute and pick up class notebooks, arrange for a substitute in the event a teacher is absent, and to recruit new teachers should the need arise. As superintendent he also attends each class to become familiar with the teachers, officers, and members of the class.
From time-to-time special series such as Just Walk Across the Room are requested to be shown in each class. Other elective classes are offered, and the superintendent facilitates these offerings. He listens to requests and tries to implement the changes where needed.
Each year our teachers are offered the opportunity to have a one month sabbatical. This year, we will attempt to join classes together of different generations during the sabbatical periods. Mike will oversee the arranging of these combinations of classes.
Mike is currently compiling a list of the subjects that each teacher is presenting to his particular class. This information will become a tool for visitors who can then choose which class to attend.
Mike has seen in his short tenure as superintendent the incredible group of dedicated teachers who hold true to the Word and how the members of each class truly care for one another. He’s confident that when directing a visitor to a particular class, that visitor will become a new member of the family already there.