If the gospel was a virus, would your class be infecting anyone in your community? This month we are looking at different ways a class or small group can be more effective as a witness of Jesus Christ in their neighborhood.
For the past century the Sunday School was considered the evangelistic arm of the church (See Arthur Flake, JN Barnette, and Harry Piland). But can Sunday School still be the evangelistic arm of the church in the 21st century? I believe it can be if the people in our classes and groups truly understand the powerful opportunity a small group of believers have to impact lostness in their neighborhood by putting the Gospel on display.
The greatest evangelistic resources our churches have are not found in programs, events, or tracts. Our churches’ greatest evangelistic resource is when a small group of believers has enough faith to put the power of the Gospel on display and include their unreached neighbors and friends in their community of Bible study, prayer, ministry, and mission.
I want to invite you on a journey during the month of September to rediscover some powerful and very practical ways that an individual Sunday School class or small group can impact a life for eternity with the Gospel. The posts this month will include some simple things, like just inviting a guest out for a meal. Some posts will lead you to challenge your group to pray for their unreached friends and family, or how to be a witness when you don’t really feel like it.