Dealing With Students in Multiple Small Group Schedules

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This is part 8 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Missionary Sunday School. Click here for a free download of the book. This excerpt is adapted from the Appendix, pages 56-58. It goes without saying that a church with multiple Sunday School sessions should have an option for Every Person at every hour. Perhaps the biggest pushback […]

Multiple Schedule Options for Adult Small Groups, and how They Impact Preschool

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This is part 7 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Missionary Sunday School. Click here for a free download of the book. This excerpt is adapted from the Appendix, pages 54-56. An effective method for expanding Sunday School in a church that is crunched for space is to start an additional Sunday School session. As a general […]

The Challenges and Solutions to Expanding Adult Small-Group Ministry

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This is part 6 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Missionary Sunday School. Click here for a free download of the book. Chapter 3 of the book is titled “Every Person: The Missionary Principle of the People Group” This excerpt is adapted from the Appendix, pages 51-53. Kids and students will generally go to the room and the teacher they’re […]

The Law of Ten, The Principle of Three, and Why 3 X 5 =18

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This is part 5 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Missionary Sunday School. Click here for a free download of the book. Chapter 3 of the book is titled “Every Person: The Missionary Principle of the People Group” This excerpt is adapted from the Appendix, pages 44-46. The irreducible law of kingdom growth is start new units. On the mission field […]

The Missionary Principle of the People Group

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This is part 4 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Missionary Sunday School. Click here for a free download of the book. Chapter 3 of the book is titled “Every Person: The Missionary Principle of the People Group” This excerpt is adapted from pages 30-33. The missionary Sunday School is satisfied only when everyone within its reach has access to a […]

Three “Either-Ors” To Consider in Sunday School

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This is part 3 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Missionary Sunday School. Click here for a free download of the book. Chapter 2 of the book is titled “His Story: All the Bible for All of Life.” This excerpt is adapted from pages 26-28.  The First Either-Or: Either a Systematic Plan or “Whatever the Spirit Lays […]

Missionary Sunday School: Your Place in the History of Sunday School

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This is part 2 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Missionary Sunday School. Click here for a free download of the book. Chapter 1 of the book looks at the history of Sunday school, and how revolutionary the concept was that “common people should be able to read the Bible for themselves over against the […]

What Would a Missionary Mindset Look Like for Sunday School?

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This is part 1 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Missionary Sunday School. Click here for a free download of the book. Stephen Paxson was America’s greatest Sunday School missionary . Paxson organized over 1,300 new Sunday Schools enrolling over 83,000 across the Midwest in the 1800s. He encouraged and strengthened more than 1,700 existing schools […]

Extreme Sunday School: The Challenge

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  By Bruce Raley and David Francis This is the final post in a series of blog posts excerpted from Extreme Sunday School Challenge by Bruce Raley and David Francis.  Part 1: The Strategic Purpose of Your Small Group: 4 Key Components Part 2: 4 Potential Outcomes for a Healthy Group Part 3: 2 Essentials for a New Group to Survive […]

26 Places You Could Start a New Group

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  By Bruce Raley and David Francis This is Part 10 of a series of blog posts excerpted from Extreme Sunday School Challenge by Bruce Raley and David Francis.  Part 1: The Strategic Purpose of Your Small Group: 4 Key Components Part 2: 4 Potential Outcomes for a Healthy Group Part 3: 2 Essentials for a New Group to […]