Someone once said, “The Road to success is always under construction.” I would agree with that statement as it applies to Sunday School and the lifelong process of being a disciple of Christ.
Sunday School is one of the most important tools in the church for outreach, discipleship, evangelism and ministry to members and the community, and it is a lifelong process.
We, as Sunday School workers, have one of the most important jobs in the church and should treat it that way. We should know that this is a lifelong journey of learning where graduation takes place when we make it to heaven.
With those thoughts in mind, I am here to let you know that you are not alone in your challenge to make a difference and find success in Sunday School.
We, at the Baptist General Association of Virginia, want to be there to train, encourage and inspire you to make a difference in the lives of others as God works through you.
We will continue to look for ways to make training and assistance more available to you as we strive to work alongside you.
Besides the changes in the website to make it more user friendly, we have a variety of ways to assist you:
- Documents are available to help you in the areas of administration (LEAD), teaching (TEACH), inreach/outreach (CONNECT) and an emphasis on service projects (SERVE).
- Future associational training events will be added on the website, and we would like for your association to consider hosting a training event. (Give me a call or e-mail me!)
- There is a Sunday School network by e-mail for Sunday School Directors and Christian Educators to keep informed of new articles and books as well as a place to discuss your own challenges and successes. (Send me your e-mail address and I will add you!)
- We will be adding a list of other resources and curriculum for you to consider as you seek the best fit for your Sunday School work.
- A regional consultant or I will be available to come to your church and take a closer look at your facilities and Sunday School. Call me or e-mail me about a visit.
Bottom line: we want to serve you and help your Sunday School succeed in the 21st century!