Sunday School is a system. It’s a bunch of things—big and small—that make a Sunday School excellent instead of mediocre. Each relates to another and that to another and so on and so on. So what if every little thing you improved resulted in just one more person coming to Sunday School, coming back to Sunday School, enrolling in Sunday School, attending regularly in Sunday School, serving in Sunday School, and inviting another to Sunday School? Each of the 100 ideas you’ll read about in the book may seem inconsequential taken alone. But put 50 or 60 or 70 or 80 into practice and see what happens!
100 Small Changes
This paragraph was the idea behind 100 SMALL Sunday School Changes. Lots of small changes can move your Sunday School toward revolutionary change. The content for the book originated from 100 SMALL Changes posts on the Sunday School Leader blog which were written by Sunday School champions across the country. The book is divided into ten practical parts:
- teaching and learning,
- evangelism and reaching out,
- enrolling new people,
- caring for members,
- enlisting leaders,
- mobilizing the class on mission,
- leader development,
- making disciples,
- using classroom space well, and
- administering the class well.
The posts have a simple outline. They are divided into two parts: why is this important and what do I do? We are less likely to pursue change when we don’t understand why it is important. And without ideas about what to do to make the change, it may not happen. The practical suggestions are starters. Feel free to be creative!