Sunday School & Small Groups

For most churches, the largest ministry organization is the system used to organize people into groups. These groups are often the primary vehicle for Bible study, ministry care, prayer, and mobilizing volunteers for ministry. Many churches use on-campus Sunday morning groups and refer to them as Sunday School classes, Life Groups, Community Groups, or another term.

In some churches, small groups may meet exclusively in homes or other "off-campus" locations. In still other churches, groups meet both on and off campus, on Sunday mornings, and at any other time that adults can get together. Wherever and whenever groups meet in your church, this page will help you discover their purpose and how to fulfill it.


Church Health

Earning the Right to Teach

One point I stress in training teachers is discerning the contrast between relationship and role. 
January 15, 2018
Church Health

Recap of Fall 2016 Church Revitalization Conferences

In recent weeks, team members led 3 associational Church Revitalization conferences that trained pastors and lay leaders on how to use “Design Guides” to develop ideas for greater ministry impact in issues related to church growth and health.
October 12, 2016
Church Health

Building the Connection Between Church and Home

The goal of those who teach in the preschool and children’s ministry at church should not only be about what happens in the classroom, but about the impact the time in class has when the child is not at church.
August 18, 2016
Church Health

Your People Group Assignment

While your Church should have a vision for reaching everyone in your community, a Class may function more effectively with a more clearly defined focus. Consider the following potential benefits for organizing your Sunday School around a People Groups strategy.
May 16, 2016
Church Health

Disciple-Making Is the Core of Sunday School

How can leaders keep disciple-making at the core of Sunday School? Consider these ideas.
March 30, 2016
Church Health

Your Group's Real Potential

Sunday School leaders have the opportunity and responsibility to see the future forest in a barren landscape. Here are ten seeds that can lead to great growth.
March 16, 2016