The church is a family of families, and Sunday School is the family room. It’s where we do life together in christian community! You’ve heard me say before that I love the idea of churches getting better at being bigger…by getting better at being smaller. It’s easy to get lost in a crowd, but in a small group we are more likely to know what’s happening in each other’s lives, and be able to respond.
We get better at being smaller, by getting better at taking care of one another in Sunday School.
I believe that there are a few essential qualities that make Sunday School great, and that we need to identify and stick to them. Those qualities are: bible study, fellowship, and care giving. That’s it. Nothing complicated here. But having a plan for each of those elements becomes very important to the health of the group.
Here is a great video about developing a care ministry plan for your class. It’s less than 4 minutes long. Keep in mind that it’s from another church, but the principles are right on.
Feel free to share your thoughts below, and have a great week!