Friday, February 17, 2012

Keep Life Flowing In Sunday School Through Promotion

By Ken Braddy

There are two bodies of water close to my home. One is a stagnant pond into which no fresh water flows. The water is dirty, smelly, and has a layer of green algae.

Classes that don't promote adults become like this pond. Relationships become stagnant when new members can't make friends because they have been together so long. Leaders stagnate because they continue serving in their roles without developing new leaders.

The other body of water is a flowing stream. It's clear, has small fish in it, and it has no foul smell.

Which of the two bodies of water do you think we find more attractive? Which one is better for the neighborhood?

Now think about your Sunday school class. I hope you can say it resembles a running stream. But if you think it more closely resembles a stagnant pond, there's hope! Classes that show little influx of people can again see new life.

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Until next time...share the journey and enjoy the ride!

Pat