Step 9: Re-Launch Do it again! It is tempting to just coast. Besides, we worked hard. Can’t we just enjoy the “fruits of our labor”? There is a season for everything. As soon as the celebration has concluded, it is time to start evaluating and planning for the next Sunday School Challenge. Your biggest question […]
About Sean Keith
Hi! I'm Sean and I serve as the Sunday School/Discipleship Strategist. The thing I enjoy most about my work is helping churches discover a clear and concise plan to move their church forward in accomplishing God’s mission for them. My personal mission statement is “to know Him and make Him known."
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Step 8: Evaluate What comes to your mind when I say the word “evaluate”? If the image is negative, I want to change that. All too often, the images of inadequacy, failure or judgement, come to mind. But the kind of evaluation I want to describe helps us to improve, get better, and create greater […]
Step 7: Celebrate Victories/Successes Let’s Party! Well not exactly. The reality is that in most churches we don’t celebrate enough. And what I mean by that is, we don’t tell people enough how much we appreciate them and all that they do for the church and the Kingdom of God. Even more importantly, we don’t […]
Step 6: Regular Updates How’s it going? In the Sunday School Challenge, regular updates by the Sunday School Champions are crucial to preventing interruptions bringing the best results. If there are not regular and consistent measurements taken, how do you know how it’s going? Dental, vision and medical check-ups are a regular part of our […]
Step 5: Good Planning “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” (Quote: Anonymous). Great goals are only the first step in achieving success in the Sunday School Challenge. A goal describes what you hope to accomplish. Your “action” plan describes HOW you will achieve your goal. After setting goals, each class will develop […]
Step 4: The Launch All the planning and preparation builds up to this very important day—Launch Sunday. The Pastor, Sunday School Leaders and the Sunday School Champions have spent weeks encouraging and challenging one another to Reach and Enroll New Members, to Teach Toward Changed Lives and to Involve Members in Ongoing Ministry. On this […]
Step 3: Cast the Vision “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” (Quote: Lewis Carroll) More often than not, too many churches exist on 52 dis-connected Sunday’s every year. Even though each week seems similar to the week before, there is no over-arching purpose or direction. In one […]
Step 2: Enlist Pastor, your role is crucial to the success of the Sunday School Challenge. Here are a few of the responsibilities you will need to accept: Recruit a Sunday School Champion (or Champions).You will need one Sunday School Champion for each 4 or 5 classes or small groups including Children, Youth and Adult […]
Step 1: Pray Two things I know. First, God has a plan for your church and your community. Secondly, God wants to use you in accomplishing His plan in your church and in your community. The book by Henry Blackaby entitled, Experiencing God, taught us to “find where God is working and join Him”. One […]
Over the last three or four decades, Sunday School Enrollment and Sunday School Attendance have steadily and consistently declined. There were a few bumps of growth, but the trend line has been heading down. Over the last several years God has challenged me to try and simplify what the average church needs to do to […]
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