I already believed that God’s timing is always perfect. I experienced that again last week while visiting El Salvador with Compassion International. Compassion values that their ministry be Christ-centered, church-based, and child-focused. I witnessed the success of their keeping these values during my stay in El Salvador last week. Here’s my story about the perfection […]
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 […]
Remember the gifts you gave to the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering last fall? Good news – they’re bearing fruit!
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 […]