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1 The Value of Enrollment Dr. Steve Parr Sunday School/Open Group Ministries Georgia Baptist Convention Dr. Steve Parr Sunday School/Open Group Ministries Georgia Baptist Convention

2 Enrollment: The Double Punch 1.A tool to keep all of your member’s connected. 2.A tool to increase attendance. 1.A tool to keep all of your member’s connected. 2.A tool to increase attendance.

3 Getting Past The Most Common Errors… 1.Neglecting to have or maintain a system. 2.Viewing enrollment as attendance lists. 1.Neglecting to have or maintain a system. 2.Viewing enrollment as attendance lists.

4 What Happens When a Person is Enrolled? Intercession: The person can be prayed for regularly whether they attend weekly or are struggling spiritually. Invitation: The person can be regularly invited to participate in fellowship opportunities where meaningful relationships can be developed. Intercession: The person can be prayed for regularly whether they attend weekly or are struggling spiritually. Invitation: The person can be regularly invited to participate in fellowship opportunities where meaningful relationships can be developed.

5 What Happens When a Person is Enrolled? Involvement: The person is encouraged to engage in Bible Study that strengthens their relationship to God, to family, and to Kingdom service. Inclination: The person is challenged and more likely to engage in evangelism and outreach than a person not enrolled in a small group. Involvement: The person is encouraged to engage in Bible Study that strengthens their relationship to God, to family, and to Kingdom service. Inclination: The person is challenged and more likely to engage in evangelism and outreach than a person not enrolled in a small group.

6 Ephesians 4:11-13 “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we ALL come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

7 How Enrollment Connects: Those Enrolled: 1.Prayed for 2.Ministered to 3.Invited 4.Challenged 5.Missed 6.Followed up 7.Connected Those Enrolled: 1.Prayed for 2.Ministered to 3.Invited 4.Challenged 5.Missed 6.Followed up 7.Connected Those Not Enrolled 1.Unknown prayer support 2.Easily neglected 3.Not invited 4.Unchallenged 5.Not missed 6.Not called 7.Disconnected

8 Let’s get personal… How would you feel?

9 You Must Change the View Enrollment is a list of people that our group commits to minister to. When do you remove? Death, transfer of membership, move out of community, direct request. When and how do you add? Add if they fit your group affinity and you are willing to keep connected through ministry without regard to attendance. Enrollment is a list of people that our group commits to minister to. When do you remove? Death, transfer of membership, move out of community, direct request. When and how do you add? Add if they fit your group affinity and you are willing to keep connected through ministry without regard to attendance.

10 Let’s make it happen… 1.Decide on a system. 2.Commit to minister to everyone that is enrolled. 3.Expand enrollment to increase attendance. 1.Decide on a system. 2.Commit to minister to everyone that is enrolled. 3.Expand enrollment to increase attendance.

11 The Principle of the “Roster” The larger the roster, the larger the participation tends to be. Increasing enrollment will not automatically increase attendance. However, you will not experience sustained attendance increase apart from an increase in enrollment. Key: Expand roster and minister to every member. The larger the roster, the larger the participation tends to be. Increasing enrollment will not automatically increase attendance. However, you will not experience sustained attendance increase apart from an increase in enrollment. Key: Expand roster and minister to every member.

12 Best Enrollment Practices Practice “Open” Enrollment. Enroll when ministry can begin and remove when ministry can no longer occur. Strive to enroll all resident members. Automatically enroll all new members as they join. Conduct an annual worship audit Practice “Open” Enrollment. Enroll when ministry can begin and remove when ministry can no longer occur. Strive to enroll all resident members. Automatically enroll all new members as they join. Conduct an annual worship audit

13 Worship Audit 1.Your Name 2.Your Age Grouping 3.Member or Guest? 4.Your Phone Number 5.Name of Your SS Teacher 6.If you left #5 blank, may we assign you to a group for ministry purposes? 1.Your Name 2.Your Age Grouping 3.Member or Guest? 4.Your Phone Number 5.Name of Your SS Teacher 6.If you left #5 blank, may we assign you to a group for ministry purposes?

14 REMEMBER: “If you’re not enrolled in Sunday School, you ain’t got no class!” »Andy Anderson “If you’re not enrolled in Sunday School, you ain’t got no class!” »Andy Anderson

15 Questions?

16 The Value of Enrollment Dr. Steve Parr Dr. Steve Parr


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