Enlist…don’t Elect

Americans went to the polls on Tuesday and elected the next President of the United States. Join me in praying for President Obama and our nation.

Sunday School leaders should be enlisted not elected. A few Sunday School classes actually elect their teacher. The teacher of these classes often accept the task of teaching but will they cooperate with church leaders to understand Sunday School as a strategy for growing the church. Some do…some don’t. Why? Because they were elected not enlisted.

The church elects their Deacons from a list of approved candidates. I have observed that candidates who have been visible in the worship services have a much better chance to be elected by poplar vote. God certainly works in this process, but I have seen worthy men not elected simply because they were not well-known. The healthiest Sunday Schools are led by Sunday School leaders who are called, gifted and enlisted to serve.

The Pastor, Sunday School Director, and Nominating Committee Members identify and enlist these leaders. Churches approve the nominating committee list, but the leaders are enlisted not elected.

For enlistment helps, check out www.equippingu.com.


About drmarkmiller

I serve as the Sunday School, Discipleship, Small Groups Specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Convention
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