We are finishing up our third year of developing resources called “One Day” for Sunday School leaders at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. I’ve been reviewing the 2011 resources that education, student, and childhood ministry leaders from across our state have written for this year. We have some great new seminars coming out that you can download for free and use in your ministry or personal training.
After this year, we will have about 84 seminars available. As I’ve been reviewing them however, I feel led to move in a different direction next year – instead of breadth, let’s add depth! Let’s face it, how many times does a Sunday School teacher have to attend a seminar on starting new groups or outreach before they get it? After a couple of repetitions of learning the basics, they are either going to do it or reject it.
So in 2012, we are going to go deep into personal ministry and introspection in our Sunday School training. A leader may know how to start a new group, but do they need to know how to minister to a member with an alcohol problem too? A difficult family member?
So give us some ideas of some issues that you would like to see addressed in our Sunday School training next year. They can be in any age group and on any topic. I’ve put together a sample list just to help get the brainstorming going:
- Deepening Class Prayer Time
- The Silent Majority: Ministering to Members Living in Shame
- Maximizing the Hour Your Class meets
- Praying Through Scripture as a Group
Leave your ideas in the comments section below.
By the way, 2011’s One Day Live on August 28 is going to be great. Johnny Hunt will be joining us live via simulcast from First Baptist – Woodstock. Registration to host a One Day Live event will be available soon, as well as some orientation and a publicity packet.