Here is a sample commitment letter from LifeWay Christian Resources that can be helpful during the enlistment of a Sunday School teacher
Believing that the privilege of guiding others in their discovery and application of Scripture is worthy of my best, I commit to…
Continually develop my personal relationship with Jesus Christ (Mark 10:21)
Prioritize my conduct in keeping with the principles of the Bible and seek the Holy Spirit’s help in my life (Eph. 4:1)
Maintain a Christ-like witness by abstaining from drinking, sexual immorality, unwholesome speech, gambling, etc. (James 1:22; Eph. 5:18)
Be faithful to my class by arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the class session and, in case of an unavoidable absence, notifying my director and securing a replacement (1 Cor. 4:2)
Lead my class members toward complete participation in the ministries of my church (1 Cor. 4:16,17)
 Take the required time I need each week to prepare for the teaching session and seek to incorporate my own gifts in my teaching (2 Tim. 2:15)

 Seek to build community in my class by helping class members and prospects know one another and support each other in prayer, fellowship, and ministry (Gal. 6:2; Acts 2:46)

Use the Bible as my main curriculum resource and help my class discover and apply the truth of Scripture (Ps. 119:16)

Contact prospects and absentee members on a regular basis (Matt. 10:6)

Make sharing my faith a regular part of my daily life (Matt. 28:19)

Attend regularly scheduled Sunday School teacher meetings (Heb. 10:25)
Participate in one or more Sunday School training events this year (2 Tim. 2:15) 
Personally support the overall ministry of my church through my prayers, financial giving, and regular participation in worship and fellowship (1 Thess. 5:17; Mal. 3:10 ; Heb. 10:25)
With God’s help, I will seek to do my best in fulfilling this covenant.
Signed: ________________________________ Dated: ___________
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Belinda Jolley is the Director of Adult Ministry for the South Carolina Baptist Convention