The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma organized a team of pastors and Directors of Missions to evaluate our state convention in 2010, and make recommendations to focus our state on some key objectives that need more emphasis in our work. Called the Mission Advance Team (MAT), their findings were presented and approved by the messengers at the annual meeting of our state convention last November.
The MAT affirmed ten areas where they affirmed the convention in their work, and five areas they saw that need priority focus in the future. To my delight, Sunday School was one of the 10 areas the task force affirmed in their report.
The five areas of priority focus the MAT task force recommended and that the messengers to our convention adopted last year are:
1. Pastoral leadership and training
2. Emerging generations (young adults)
3. Broader participation in partnership missions
4. Church planting
5. Effectively engage new technology
This week is “At Home Week” at the BGCO. Our Executive Director, Anthony Jordan, is leading the BGCO to focus on these five priorities for the next 10 years.
I’m excited about how Sunday School relates to all five of these priorities. I’ll be blogging about how Sunday School and small groups relate specifically to each of these priorities over the next few weeks (probably one post a week).