For too long our Sunday school groups have been inwardly focused, social clubs, or cliques (yes, I said it). One of the main purposes when Sunday school was established was reaching out to bring in other people. Jesus Himself said, “Go out into the highways, and hedges and compel them to come in…”
WHAT DO I DO? So what is ONE thing your class or group could do to reach more people? Her is my one thing: Prayer!
What do I mean when I say prayer? Let’s call people out by name! David Francis, Director of Sunday School for Lifeway Christian Resources reminded us in one of his “Franciscan epistles” that a class becomes a little more of a community when members of the class start praying for people by name.
Most of our classes have prayer time built into their group, but seldom when I sit in classes do I hear lost peoples’ names mentioned. Is it because we do not know any lost people? I’m sure that is not the case.
We are surrounded by lost people all the time, so start thinking about the one (or three) people you could pray for this coming Sunday.
Romans 10:1: “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.”