Presentation on theme: "Smaller Sunday Schools Can Be the Lead Dog Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way."— Presentation transcript:
Smaller Sunday Schools Can Be the Lead Dog Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way
Smaller Sunday School What are some advantages / opportunities in smaller Sunday Schools? What are some disadvantages / challenges in smaller Sunday Schools? Be the Lead Dog
Health, Not Size, Is the Issue Are lives being changed? Are persons coming to know Jesus and growing to be more like Him?
Five Keys for a Healthy, Growing Sunday School It’s all about RELATIONSHIPS. BALANCE builds a healthy Sunday School. If you INVITE them, they will come. Never tell anyone anything you can get them to DISCOVER for themselves. Help persons CONNECT and they will keep on coming back.
Balance Builds a Healthy Sunday School Reaching Teaching Caring Invite Discover Connect Be the Lead Dog
Balance Builds a Healthy Sunday School
Kingdom Impact Family Atmosphere Simple Structure Leader Influence Class Sizes
Workers / Leaders Where do you find workers? How do you develop potential workers? How do you enlist workers?
Leader Enlistment Pray Make a list of needed workers Make a list of potential workers Pray again Decide on one person Make an appointment Make an enlistment visit
Leader EnlistmentVisit Explain the process Explain expectations Provide resources Provide a list of training opportunities Ask them to pray Arrange time for a response
Organization General Officers: Pastor, SS Director, SS Outreach Leader, SS Secretary Youth or Adult: Teacher, Outreacher, Hospitality / Carer Option: Teaching, Sharing, Caring Teams Kids: Two teachers
Outreach Plan / Process What is your church’s plan for outreach? Prospect file Bridge (discovery) events Visitation Evangelism Training
Vision For whom does your church exist? Is there “fear of growing too big”? Who are you not reaching in Sunday School? Start something new!
Closed Groups What is the difference between and open group and a closed? What causes a group to be closed? Content / Curriculum Relationships
Planning Sunday School Planning Meetings
Resources What you do, do it well.
Record Keeping Why is accurate record keeping important? Sunday School rolls are Ministry Lists
Training Is training important? Why or why not? What are some ways you can provide training? Use online resources “The Small Church Is Different”, Gerry Taillon on e-quip.net