Category Archives: Evangelism

A Question for Every Sunday School Leader

Over the last year, I have had the joy of sitting in on over 35 different Sunday School classes or groups.  These groups have been from churches that averaged 15 to 1800.  At least three things took place in every … Continue reading

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Encourage Evangelistic Relationships (#START)

Jesus built relationships with lost people. The religious leaders of Jesus day constantly complained about Jesus’ willingness to eat with tax collectors and sinners. Jesus explained that, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who … Continue reading

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SEEING YOUR SUNDAY SCHOOL DIFFERENTLY (#START)

My passion is Sunday School. Almost weekly, I will get a call from a pastor who says something like, my Sunday School is not growing…can you help? Over the years, I have responded to this question in many ways. Early … Continue reading

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Wake UP the Sleeping Giant! (#START)

My dad taught me to love war movies… In the 1970 film Tora! Tora! Tora!, the Japanese Admiral, Isoroku Yamamoto, responded to the Pearl Harbor Bombing with the quote, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping … Continue reading

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Sunday School: A Mechanism for Outreach

 Randy Davis, Executive Director for the Tennessee Baptist Convention shares his views on Sunday School as the outreach arm of the church.  He expounds that evangelism is all about passion for the lost and ultimately about building relationships with lost … Continue reading

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Realistic Expectations for Sunday School Growth

It’s Football Time in Tennessee!  As Tennessee gets ready to play Montana, I began to think about realistic expectations for the season and for churches.  Most Tennessee fans have realistic expectations for this season.  In 2011, few are dreaming of … Continue reading

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Importance of Prospecting and Assimilation to Sunday School Growth

At Sunday School Investigation in Dyersburg, I asked Fred Ward,  pastor of First Baptist Church in Huntington, Hoyt Wilson, pastor of Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Lexingon, and Robert McBroom, pastor of Madison Baptist Church in Jackson, what steps they have … Continue reading

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