Every individual, who is a Christian, should want to grow spiritually! In fact, the Bible says in 2 Peter 3:18 “but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…”
Sunday School is one of many tools the local church uses to aid in spiritual growth.
Sunday School is made up of several components: the student, the teacher, the personal study guide (or Sunday School quarterly, as it is sometimes referred to) and most importantly, God’s Word – The Bible.
What takes place in Sunday School: fellowship, encouragement, sharing of prayer requests and needs, a time of prayer, a time of discussing how class members can work together to meet various needs, then of course, a time of opening and studying God’s Word together. That time includes reading and discussing the scripture and talking about the biblical principles found in God’s Word. Principles that include: The Lordship of Christ over all our life and thoughts, the responsibility to love God with our whole being and to love our neighbor as ourselves, the responsibility to pursue righteousness and practice extending mercy to everyone we encounter, to be concerned about the salvation of others, along with participation in activities of the church so we might become all we can be for the Lord (just to mention a few).
Sunday School is a time for spiritual growth. Sunday School is a time for developing friendships. Sunday School is a time for developing a deeper trust in God and respect and trust in others.
Is the Sunday School at your church accomplishing these things? Maybe it’s time to step back and allow the Union Baptist Association to help you with your Sunday School. Perhaps it’s time to talk with the Union Baptist Association about helping your Sunday School to become more effective. Do you just need someone to help you look at your church’s Sunday School ministry and offer suggestions on how you could possibly improve your Sunday School or how you might deal with various issues within your Sunday School…then call the Union Baptist Association Office and talk with someone who can help you with Sunday School.
Serving the King Together,