There seems to be a critical void in many of our churches when it comes to finding a Sunday School Director who is willing and ready to lead his/her Bible teaching ministry into the battle against the forces of evil and darkness. In most churches the Sunday School is the largest organized group, yet it is also one of the most inactive when it comes to reaching out in the power of the Holy Spirit to see souls saved and lives changed.
If the Sunday School Director is going to rise to the challenge of being the leader he/she should be, I believe that they must become a stronger MINISTER.
M editate – on the Word of God
I nitiate – a climate of excitement
N urture – the people around them, demonstrate a caring spirit
I nvite & involve – the “anyone & everyone at any time” idea
S erve & Share – wilingness & generosity to go the extra mile
T ell – be ready to tell the Good News
E ncourage – lead by example; have the right attitude
R elate – be genuine with all people; break down barriers
I firmly believe that if Sunday School Directors would see their position not as a job but as a calling, that they would be more conscious of becoming the minister that they should be to lead their Sunday School to a new day of growth and excitement in the Lord.
Dale Davenport is the Director of Education for the Illinois Baptist State Association.