vitally connected. I have seen baby Christians take big steps toward maturity. I have seen men and women given opportunity to serve who grew to be church leaders.
I am reminded of a man who was invited by our senior adult men’s class to help with a church landscape project. He came and worked shoulder to shoulder with the guys in the class. He trimmed hedges, bushes, and trees. He hauled debris. He filled and emptied wheelbarrows full of mulch. He got hot and sweaty.
But in the course of all the work, I noticed something. He laughed with and got to know those men from that class. He went home feeling good about the morning and those men. And he showed up the next day for Sunday School. And the next week, and the next week. In fact, he showed up six weeks in a row, and on that Sunday he made a profession of faith.
The transformational impact of Sunday School extends far beyond the Sunday morning Bible study hour. Sunday School really is a 24/7 ministry. Lives are impacted. Relationships are begun and grown. The church is expanded. The Kingdom is built up.
What is your story of transformation? How has Sunday School impacted your growth as a Christian and disciple? Who are the people in your class who have encouraged you and helped you become more of the person God desires you to be? I hope this month’s emphasis on “Transformation” will cause you to reflect. But I also hope you will take a moment to share your story. Press the number beside Comments at the bottom of any post and encourage others with your Sunday School Transformation story.
Darryl Wilson has served as Director of the Sunday School Department for the Kentucky Baptist Convention since 1997. He served as Minister of Education in five churches in Kentucky and South Carolina. He is the author of The Sunday School Revolutionary!, a blog about life-changing Sunday School and small groups.