Sunday School Investigation conferences started last week in Tullahoma. Last night we completed our fifth of 25 events. Tomorrow night, we will be at West Jackson and Saturday at Tulip Grove in Nashville.
Last night in Dyersburg, one of the pastor encouraged me when he shared, “Thanks, I needed that.” In Gordonsville, I overheard another pastor proclaim, “best conference that I have attended in years. “ Now, I could have been offended, because he came to mine last year, but I was thrilled that SSI:TN seems to be resonating with these pastors and the other pastors that have attended.
While planning, thinking, and praying about SSI:TN, my heart was led to ask strong Sunday School pastors from churches with great track records and/or from the Fastest Growing Sunday Schools to share with the pastors and Sunday School Directors. I have been thrilled to hear the heart of these pastors. These pastors are sharing their hopes, dreams, and struggles.
Last night, Hoyt Wilson, pastor of Chapel Hill Baptist Church, shared that he went there the church had 4 Sunday School rooms and 4 Sunday School Classes; now they have 18 rooms and 12 classes. God has grown the church from 35 to 132. Robert McBroom shared that when he went to Madison Baptist Church, the church was running 28 and today they are averaging 92 in Sunday School. He stated, if Madison can grow, he is convinced any church can grow. These pastors are simply working Sunday School.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from pastors of all size churches share their vision and purpose for Sunday School, how their Sunday School is organized and works to accomplish this vision, and barriers they have overcome.
Sunday School Investigation offers breakout conferences for pastors, ministers of Education, and Sunday School Directors, Preschool, Children, Youth, and Adult leaders. All but one event begin at 6:30 and conclude at 9:00 PM. In Nashville, the event will begin at 9:00 and conclude at Noon. SSI: TN is requires no advance registration. These conferences are available thanks to your church’s gifts to the Cooperative Program and participating associations.
Visit our web site at http://www.equippingu.org. For each SSI conference location, a complete list of breakouts being offered, directions to the host church, and publicity items are available.
These pastors are proving that Sunday School still works!