Education and Leadership

Free VBS ideas e-book from IBSA

VBS ideas e-bookGet tips and ideas for how to plan your church's best Vacation Bible School, whether you're a new-comer, 20-year veteran, or returning for the first time since your own days of Kool-Aid and cookies. Get your free PDF copy of "VBS Ideas for Sharing" now.

How to grow a Sunday School class

Ask yourself this important question: Does my small group or Sunday School class consistently reach new people for Christ? Get some simple tips to keep your class fresh and growing.

Mark Emerson

Mark EmersonAssociate Executive Director
Church Resources Team
(217) 391-3136

Cathy Waters

Cathy WatersMinistry Coordinator
Church Resources Team
(217) 391-3124

Sunday School Ministries

Sunday School Ministries provides personal church consultations and trained teams to come and work with your General Officers, or any age-level worker in Sunday School.

Vacation Bible School: Team training is available to associations, as well as local churches, detailing how to have the most effective Vacation Bible School possible.

New churches, and those just starting a Sunday School program, can ask to receive six months of free literature from LifeWay.

Sunday School Ministries offers scholarships for FAITH Evangelistic Training and LifeWay Training Centers (Ridgecrest and Nashville).

Sunday School Ministries assists churches with TeamKid.

Groups Matter - Sunday School Resource Conference

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August 28-29, 2015 in two locations.

Led by experts in leadership development and church growth from LifeWay and the IBSA Church Resources Team.  

  • Develop your leaders - training for small group leaders, teachers, pastors and coaches.
  • Launch new groups - learn how churches grow when groups grow.
  • Feed your people - survey new Bible studis and disciple-making curriculum.


Choose a location closest to you: IBSA Building, Springfield or Logan Street Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon.  The cost is $10 per person.  Participants can come Friday only, Saturday only or attend both days to experience the full training.  Every participant will receive a bag with Sunday School resources.  Register today!

IBSA Building, Springfield
Logan Street Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon

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