“I want to be in your group!” That’s what I desire to hear from those that I’m seeking to connect with and I hope you have the same desire. You and I have been given a wonderful privilege in leading and teaching other adults. Jesus has saved us, gifted us, called us and commissioned us to make disciples. For us to teach them they need to be in our group and that’s what ENROLLMENT is all about.
Its been proven over and over, the more people you have enrolled in your class the more people will attend your class. It really is simple because here is what happens when you enroll someone in your class.
Intercession: The person can be prayed for regularly whether they attend weekly or are struggling spiritually.
Invitation: The person can be regularly invited to participate in fellowship opportunities where meaningful relationships can be developed.
Involvement: The person is encouraged to engage in weekly Bible Study that strengthens their relationship to God, to family, and to Kingdom service.
Inclination: The person is challenged and more likely to engage in evangelism and outreach than a person not enrolled in a small group.
When you enroll a new member in your class they can’t help but want to be there when they are being prayed for, included in activities, engaged with God’s Word and equipped to serve Jesus and others.
So here is my challenge to you. This Sunday in your Sunday School class, set a goal for the number of new members your class will seek to enroll. Begin praying for those to be reached and go invite them. If your class has 10 members why not set a goal to reach 1 new member between now and the end of the year.
Dr. Smith serves as a state missionary with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and is the Groups and Faith Development Specialist. Visit their websites at gabaptist.org/groups/ or gabaptistgroups.org for more information and other resources to aid your Sunday School or Small Group ministry. You can also connect with Dr. Smith at facebook.com/GABaptistGroups, twitter.com/GABaptistGroups or pinterest.com/GABaptistGroups. Dr. Smith’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org