Quit Trying To Fix Sunday School – Until You’re Sure You Should Have It At All

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As I talk with pastors and other church leaders, one question that pops up regularly is “it’s getting harder to get people to lead and/or attend our Sunday School classes (or Sunday night services, or prayer meetings, or VBS, or…). How do we fix this problem, make that ministry better and get people to come back?

(Sorry, Sunday School. I love you. I really do. But I couldn’t list every ministry in the title, and you drew the short straw on this one.)

Church health is not about making our current ministries better, it’s about doing better ministry.

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2 thoughts on “Quit Trying To Fix Sunday School – Until You’re Sure You Should Have It At All”

  1. Agree (because of experience and observation). In a church that has limited resources, (people, financially), it is difficult to know how and where to invest, for the spiritual health of all. Being a former children’s pastor, I struggle to see children not being served fully within our church setting, but we’ve had very few options. It’s challenging, and not easily solved, but I agree that being open to what works, what might bridge the gaps and discovering something new that might assist, is a start.

  2. Agree (because of experience and observation). In a church that has limited resources, (people, financially), it is difficult to know how and where to invest, for the spiritual health of all. Being a former children’s pastor, I struggle to see children not being served fully within our church setting, but we’ve had very few options. It’s challenging, and not easily solved, but I agree that being open to what works, what might bridge the gaps and discovering something new that might assist, is a start.

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