Vibrant Leadership

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This is part 4 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Transformational Class: Transformational Church Goes to Sunday School . Click here for a free download of the book, as well as training materials to help you present the material to your leaders. Transformational Church Goes to Sunday School Missionary Mentality, Part One Missionary Mentality, Part Two […]

Missionary Mentality, Part Two

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This is part 3 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Transformational Class: Transformational Church Goes to Sunday School . Click here for a free download of the book, as well as training materials to help you present the material to your leaders. This excerpt is adapted from the Chapter 1, “Missionary Mentality”, pages 13-14 Single Gender […]

Missionary Mentality, Part One

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This is part 2 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Transformational Class: Transformational Church Goes to Sunday School . Click here for a free download of the book, as well as training materials to help you present the material to your leaders. This excerpt is adapted from the Chapter 1, “Missionary Mentality”, pages 9-14. Have you […]

Transformational Church Goes to Sunday School

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This is part 1 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Transformational Class: Transformational Church Goes to Sunday School . Click here for a free download of the book, as well as training materials to help you present the material to your leaders. This excerpt is adapted from the Introduction, pages 5-8. Churches across North America are being […]

Training Your Replacement

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This post originally appeared on August 30, 2012 on Sundayschoolleader.com. I remember my first meeting with the Sunday School Director at my new church. He said, “We know we need to start new classes, but we are facing the age-old question: where do you get the leaders?” I responded, “There is a reason it is […]

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 […]