“Nehemiah of the Old Testament is a great example for leaders in building a class or Sunday School. Nehemiah chapters 2-6 are great building chapters in the Bible as Nehemiah leads the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. God uses people like you and me to rebuild the walls. He will use us in building great classes.
- Nehemiah evaluated his current situation and what needed to be built. Nehemiah 2:11-15
- God’s hand was on Nehemiah. He desired to fulfill God’s mission. Nehemiah 2:16-18
- Nehemiah dealt with the ridicule of uncooperative people. Nehemiah 2:19-20
- Nehemiah involved everyone in the building. There were people of all ages with different gifts and skills. People were willing to use their hands and feet as eternal builders in the following chapters.”
I wrote these words in a resource entitled, “Spiritual Food for Sunday School Leaders.” Have you followed the Nehemiah principles as a Sunday School leader? Have you evaluated your class or Sunday School? Are you reaching anyone for Christ? Are you being effective in Bible teaching, ministry and fellowship? What is your current situation and what needs to be built or improved? Are people engaging in service?
Is God’s hand on you as a leader? Do you desire to fulfill God’s mission for your class or Sunday School? Have you gotten alone with God and prayed that He would lay something on your heart to do?
Do you deal well with uncooperative people? Are you casting the vision for change and future growth? Do you love people even when they oppose you? Do you move forward despite the challenges?
Are you involving everyone in the building of your class or Sunday School or trying to do it all yourself? Does everyone work together toward common goals?
*Spiritual Food for Sunday School Leaders, copyright, Rick Ellison, Alabama Baptist Convention, State Board of Missions, January 2006. All rights reserved. Used by permission.