Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Several weeks ago, we had a discussion on Sunday School. It seems like this is an area of ministry that many are “Rethinking.”
This summer, at the church I serve, we have started a new Sunday School tradition (hopefully). We’ve asked our graduating seniors to each spend (over a period of several months) ten-fifteen minutes sharing their faith story. After they share their story we break into groups, discuss what we have heard, and then return and have a follow-up question and answer period.
Last Sunday was our first Sunday. So far, this seems to work well. Our graduating seniors have the opportunity to both reflect on their faith and think about ways to articulate their experiences. At the same time, our other youth (particularly the younger youth) really enjoy hearing their peers talk about the ups and downs of their faith journeys. This format is easy to arrange, not too stressful, and fun.