Bible Study / Discipleship
The Great Commission commands us to “go and make disciples.” Your Bible Study/Discipleship ministries are the most powerful tool in developing people to reach the lost for Jesus. Whether you have Sunday School as part of your Sunday activities or home Bible Study groups throughout the community you are making disciples who can make disciple. The Church Growth Team is available to partner with you in increasing the effectiveness in your church for maximum impact for the Kingdom of God.
– Church Leaders, and
– LifeWay Church Resources
to offer a variety of training opportunities and materials to train and equip Bible Study Leaders to be the best they can be.
The staff of the Church Growth Division can tailor a training event for the needs your church has in its Bible teaching ministry. Well-trained and experienced volunteers from around the state as well as LifeWay consultants and BCNY staff members join together in helping train, encourage and inspire your Bible Study Leaders. Contact Steve Sallis at 315-380-0458 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Growth team member(s) will attend your Sunday School and worship service, observe each group in action then meet with leaders to discuss their findings.
Over a four-week period, Church Growth team member(s) will attend your Sunday School and worship service, observing a specific age division (preschool/children/youth/adult) each week. The consultant will meet with the age-group leaders they observed that Sunday.
A Church Growth consultant will attend and observe your Sunday School and worship service one Sunday per month for six months. Each Sunday he is there, the consultant will meet with all Sunday School leaders for planning, evaluation and training.
TOPICS/AREAS OF CONCERN IN CONSULTATIONS
During a pre-consultation observation and evaluation of your Sunday School, a Church Growth team member will concern himself with a variety of issues such as:
– Safety and security;
– Starting and ending times;
– Arrival times of leaders;
– Teacher preparation;
– Building readiness;
– First impressions;
– Greeters and greetings;
– Parking Lot/Outdoor issues; and Any specific issue requested.
While that statement isn’t exactly true, hopefully it illustrates the variety of training opportunities available to your leaders.
The Church Growth team will work with your Sunday School leadership to design training that meets the particular needs of your leaders and the purposes you want to fulfill.
The Church Growth team will help you determine the training needs to be addressed and will tailor the training to fit your situation.
Training events take a variety of formats such as:
A Friday Evening and Saturday morning;
– Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon;
– Sunday afternoon after worship;
– All Sunday School leaders trained together in a large-group setting;
– Training for individual age groups – preschool, children, youth, adults
– At your church
– In a retreat setting;
– Your church only;
– Churches within a given area; or
– Churches within a given culture group.