Entries by Jeff Ingram

3151 Challenge

Here’s an idea that actually worked! Recently I completed an interim pastor position at a church averaging about seventy-five in Sunday School. I presented to the church the 3151 Challenge. The challenge was for each member, during a one month period, to: 3> Pray for THREE lost friends; 1> Learn ONE Gospel presentation; 5> Invite […]

All About Sunday School

Sometimes the best thing you can do is put something on the calendar! This may be true in regard to achieving a goal like getting in shape physically or registering for a 5k fun run in your town. I believe it’s also true when it comes to your church’s Sunday School. One of the good […]

Go VBS with GOLA

GOLA Vacation Bible School Teams is a ministry to help zero-baptism and low-baptism Louisiana Baptist churches have a successful VBS this summer. The teams of six college students each are chosen from Louisiana Baptist churches and Baptist Collegiate Ministries from across the state and are assigned to churches for a one-week VBS. There is no […]

January Bible Study

Year after year, churches across the country discover that a great way to start the new year is with the annual January Bible Study. These short-term studies bring the entire church together around one biblical topic. And it isn’t just for January. In fact, it’s flexible enough to use any month, any day of the […]

Bible Study Impacts Lives

Adult Sunday School and Small Group teachers want to see lives changed through Bible study. Jesus and Ezra have provided teachers with powerful and creative ideas to teach the Word of God. This resource was prepared to help experienced teachers, as well as new teachers, to grow in their understanding of Scripture and in ways […]

Staying Connected

We all want to see church membership grow. But what makes members stick? This brochure offers ideas, stats, strategies and reminders that will keep your church added and keeping new people. Don’t allow your church’s momentum to be stifled by lack of planning, attentiveness, or prayer. This timely read will motivate your team to take […]

Experiencing God Resources

The 2016 Featured Doctrinal Study for Louisiana Baptists is Experiencing God. We are challenging a new generation to rediscover the power and transformation of this movement. Experiencing God guides learners to experience the kind of relationship with God through which they come to know and do His will. Through examination of biblical and contemporary illustrations, participants will […]

Rethink Outreach with Small Groups

I wonder sometimes if anyone does outreach anymore. Many Sunday schools, small groups, and churches do not seem to place much priority on visitation, contacts, follow-up and outreach in general. Research continues to reveal that most churches (and their Sunday school/ small groups) are plateaued or declining in their enrollment, attendance and baptisms. Could it be, […]

Starting Groups That Reach, Teach, and Minister

New Classes and Groups are essential to a church’s ministry to reach, teach, and minister to people. New Classes and Groups reach new people more effectively than existing groups. This audio recording is of a seminar led by Rick Howerton, Discipleship and Small Group Specialist, LifeWay Christian Resources, in January 2015. This seminar will provide […]