Sunday School can and should be the outreach arm of the church. This blog and the next two will examine the irreducible minimums of an evangelistic Sunday School. One of the number one reasons that our Sunday Schools are not seeing evangelistic results is because they are void of lost people. In other words, the first irreducible minimum of an Evangelistic Sunday Schools is lost People.
In David Francis’s newest release, Connect3: The power of One Sunday School Class, he writes, “We actually want members in Sunday School who are not yet believers—people who have yet pledged their allegiance to Jesus.” (Download a copy of this book @ http://www.lifeway.com) He goes on to discuss the importance of allowing lost persons to belong before they believe.
I accepted Christ as an eleven year old boy. I am certainly glad that my parents took me to Sunday School and encourage me to study God’s word before I believed. Shouldn’t we do the same for lost people of any age? Sunday School should be a place where people who are seeking answers to spiritual and life questions can belong. In a group of caring, loving people, they can discover for themselves truth and realize that Christianity makes a difference in the lives of real people.
Two powerful questions for you to ponder:
• What would have to change if Lost People were in our Sunday School Classes?
• What are some ways to get lost people connected to Sunday School?
The great news is that if your Sunday School class is willing to change and invite their lost friends, family, neighbors, relatives, and associates….surveys tell us many will attend. And as the teacher teaches the Word of God, the Holy Spirit will bring conviction and many of these lost friends, family, neighbors, relatives and associates will come to know Christ as Savior and Lord.