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Sunday School/Small Groups Resource List

One Hundred by David Francis (book download)

78% of IBSA churches have a Sunday School attendance below 100. This booklet helps churches understand what is necessary to move their church past the growth barriers that keep them from exceeding 100 in Sunday School.

How To Sunday School (book download)

I consider this to be the “Mechanic’s Guide” for Sunday School. There are numerous how to’s that cover every area of the Sunday School organization.

Spiritual Gifts Inventory (download)

This tool is a simple spiritual gifts assessment.

Ministry Grid

Ministry grid is Lifeway’s online training resource. Training for Sunday School Curriculum and VBS is free. There are several thousand resources to access for a subscription charge.

Sunday School Matters (Video Curriculum)

This is the best video based curriculum that I have found for basic Sunday School training. Everything a pastor needs to train 12 leaders is included in the box. This kit can also be borrowed from IBSA’s lending library for free.

Sunday School Growth Spiral (download)

Andy Anderson’s Growth Spiral helps pastors to set an attendance goal for their Small Group organization and know how to incrementally complete the proper actions to work toward this goal (i.e. start new groups, contact prospects, enroll members, train teachers etc.)

 “How To Double Your Class In Two Years or Less”

This is the most practical Sunday School Book that I have read. Josh Hunt communicates five basic principles that help Sunday School classes (small groups) reach people.

IBSA Lending Library

IBSA has numerous resources that a church can borrow to use in their ministry. IBSA will send the items free of charge but will ask that each church send them back when they have finished using them.

Sunday School leader job descriptions

This is a great resource to use when enlisting new leaders and reorienting current leaders.

This is a blog written by State Sunday School Directors from across the nation. There are several new posts weekly that offers resources, tools and insights in leading a more effective Sunday School.

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