Free Groundbreaking Online Sunday School Training

Friday 11th June, 2010
God has high expectations and deserves more than our leftovers. He deserves our best. He deserves our best focus, energy, and effort. He deserves our best preparation and execution of a lesson plan and class leadership.

The best Sunday School leaders are lifelong learners. They are observers of life. They are listeners. They are readers. And they are training junkies: they regularly participate in learning experiences. They want reminders that they are doing the right things. They want reminders about what they are not currently doing. And even though these leaders know that little of the training will be new, they want to learn that 10% as well.

What if I told you that one of the biggest, groundbreaking Sunday School training events on the planet was coming in July? What if I told you it was free? What if I told you that you won't have to travel hundreds of miles? What if you could call a teacher meeting and provide training for all of your teachers at home or church in two hours? Well, you can!

Here are details of the Sunday School live webcast:

  • DATE: Sunday, July 11, 2010
  • TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM (Eastern Time)
  • TOPIC: Great Expectations: Planting Seeds for Sunday School Growth (free download, or purchase the book for $1.50 here)
    • Allan Taylor (First Baptist Church, Woodstock, GA): Expect classes to reproduce
    • Jeff Young (Prestonwood Baptist Church, TX): Expect people to attend
    • P.K. Spratt (Jersey Baptist Church, OH): Expect people to say yes
    • David Francis (LifeWay, Author): Question and Answer Time
  • SIGN UP:
  • PARTICIPATION GOAL: 20,000 online viewers
  • COST: Free
The setting for the webcast will be LifeWay's Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina during Sunday School Week. So if you want to be at the live event, it is not too late to sign up for Sunday School Week. Not only will this webcast make a great church teacher training event, it could also be a great associational Sunday School training event.

Here are some quotes from the book to increase your interest in the webcast:

  • "Sunday School may be suffering today from a low self-esteem because of these factors, which in turn may contribute to low expectations." (page 4)
  • "A Great Expectation Sunday School class knows it cannot afford any throw-away Sundays." (page 14)
  • "A definition of open enrollment means people can belong before they believe." (page 25)
Here are some questions to increase your interest in the webcast:
  • Are all of your key church leaders (including your pastor) actively involved in a Sunday School class? If not, why not? Is the reason valid?
  • Share about a bad first-time experience in a Sunday School class? What made the experience bad?
  • Can you name some nonbelievers you are trying to reach for your class? What events or environments can you create which would be inviting to them? What would make nonbelievers feel welcome and part of your class?

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