As I see it there are some practical principles for the growing of a Sunday School. Here they are:
Principle 1: Innovative Teaching. It is so easy to get in a rut in our presentation. Change your methods frequently.
Principle 2: Diversified Outreach. A call, a card, a visit or whatever contact you care to make. Teachers, let your students know you miss them in ther absence.
Principle 3: Spiritual Preparation. You can lead no one higher than you are yourself. "Study to show yourself approved unto God!"
Principle 4: Faithful Support. For a successful teacher, attendance in the house of God is vital. You cannnot expect your students to atted regularly if your attendence is sporadic! Be there in your place as faithfully as possible!
Principle 5: Exciting Programs. Every aspect of the Sunday School program should be enthusiastic and exciting. If we fail to make the program attractive, it is not surprising that people won't return. There is just too much to get their attention elsewhere!
Principle 6: A Sense of Loss. Do we really believe people without Christ are lost? Are on their way to hell? If so we will do whatever necessary to side track them. To show them the right way.
Let us incorporate these principles into our Sunday School service. It will help us to create an atmosphere of growth! God bless your every effort in building a growing Sunday School.