Saturday, April 26, 2008
As summer gets closer, and the school year draws to an end, it’s time once again to reflect on our ministries and begin planning for next fall. In less than two weeks, I’ll meet with our youth leaders and teachers. One of our primary discussions will focus on Sunday School. We will ask such questions as: What works? What doesn’t? Where was God’s presence experienced and felt? Where was God absent? What can we do differently?
Sunday School is such a unique setting. At the church I serve, we still have our youth meet on Sunday morning for one hour. It’s early, 9:30, and I’m always impressed that so many youth attend (whether it’s their decision of their parents decision). I feel like we’re doing well, but I know we can continue to grow (both spiritually and numerically).
So, the questions for discussion: How can Sunday School adapt to the changing times? What should Sunday School in 2008 look like? Do we still use ordered curriculum? Do we have a mixture of media? Should we have a combination of prayer, worship, and study? Should we change the times? How do we prepare teachers? Should teachers teach all year? Should there be rotating teachers? Should we take a break for the summer?
Perhaps you have thought of these questions as well? I look forward to hearing other ideas and creativity.