A Growing, productive Sunday School is my first concern. Whatever it takes to bring that about I am willing to do. The following are some things it will take to bring it about!
It will take totally dedicated personnel. We must constantly emphasize to our staff the absolute necessity of their being at their best for God. Nothing shoddy about their attitude or actions or presentation.
It will take meaningful methods of gaining the interest of those who come. If things are so drab and dry that it would put you to sleep, don't expect them to return. Let us do something different to arouse some interest!
It will take a concerned outreach. Superintendents insist on having your staff make contacts and lead the way. The phone, a card or a visit will go far to show you're really concerned. It may be inconvenient; you may be tired but like Jesus "we must needs go through Samaria." It will take frequent program changes. Change the format of your lesson; change the preliminary aspect of your service; change your closing session making it interesting enough to draw the people back.
Let's do it! Whatever it takes to produce a thriving Sunday School, let's do it!
Yours for bigger and better Sunday Schools,
© 2008 Pastor Lockard's Living on the Bright Side Ministries