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The work of the Sunday School must be deliberate and purposeful. It can never be “business as usual” and still be effective. The leadership must catch God’s vision of the possibilities, impart it to the faculty and membership, and develop realistic plans to achieve meaningful goals which move toward that vision. Annual, monthly, and weekly evaluation and planning will keep individuals and resources focused on achieving God’s purpose for His church.
A high-quality Bible teaching program will remain ineffective unless it continually reaches people. A Sunday School will not grow until the teachers and members engage in outreach contacts and visitation. The Great Commission does not permit our message to be “come and see,” but rather commands us to “go and tell.”
New people typically visit Sunday School classes because they are invited. As the Sunday School class discovers new prospects, cultivates them as potential class members, involves them in meaningful Bible study, and seeks to lead them to saving faith and Christian maturity, it is carrying out the ministry of Christ on His behalf.