Category Archives: Sunday School Updates

4 Ways Trust Leads to Greater Teaching Opportunities

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. (I Timothy 1:12 NIV) 1. Show you care. Show up 15 minutes before class. Greet everyone who walks in … Continue reading

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Discovering Easter every day: 4 Ways to Discover Servanthood for Sunday School/Small Groups

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Evaluate your Sunday School & Small Groups

28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? (Luke 14:28 NIV) Recently I talked about the value of vision for effective Sunday School and … Continue reading

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Four Ways Storytelling can be Effective for Sunday School/Small Groups

One of the teaching techniques Jesus often used and is neglected in many Sunday School/Small Group teaching opportunities is the art of storytelling. Whether it was stories about farming, weddings, or other practical stories (parables) about the kingdom of heaven, … Continue reading

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5 Things to Discover about the Parable of the Pencil

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to go to Quantico along with our team to learn more about leadership. On this trip our lessons were from a retired Colonel Joseph Shusko in the United States Marine Corps. He … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Care now: Come Before Winter

21 Do your best to get here before winter. (II Timothy 4:21 NIV) This passage has been preached by many pastors. For Sunday School/Small Groups, it is imperative that we reach out when persons are missing and beyond. Paul knew that … Continue reading

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Sunday School & Strategic Plans

Like any other ministry, for Sunday School to be strong and effective, it requires planning and implementation. When I meet with Pastors and SS Directors, I begin with a checklist of questions. Perhaps a good way for you to check … Continue reading

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