Education and Leadership

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_Emerson_web Associate Executive
 Church Resources
 (217) 391-3136

Cathy Waters

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

Sunday School Resource Conference

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TEACHER - Creating Conversational Community
Sunday School Resource Conference

Saturday, August 27, 2016
IBSA Building, Springfield

Time: 8 a.m. Registration
Event: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 (includes lunch and materials)

"They called Him Teacher. He calls you to be a teacher. It is a call to create conversational community. Are you a new teacher? Considering volunteering as a teacher? Already a teacher? Whatever the official name of the program or position, your primary responsibility is to guide a group that gathers - maybe weekly - to discover and apply Bible truth."

Bible study leaders serve more than one role. Here's fresh insight on teaching and growing your small groups.


For more information, contact (217) 391-3124;


National Sunday School Director Seminar

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National Sunday School Director Seminar
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Second Baptist Church, Marion

Time: 8 a.m. Registration
Event: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $39 (includes lunch and materials)

Are you a new Sunday School Director? Do you want to grow your Sunday School? Do you need new ideas? Do you need movitvation

We are excited that LifeWay has chosen Illinois as one of the host sites for this year's National Sunday School Director Seminar. Through the NSSDS training you will:

  • Gain insight into the purpose and mission of Sunday School
  • Develop practical growth skills
  • Learn to transform teaching
  • Built a step-by-step strategy

For more information or registration:; Cathy Waters (217) 391-3124.


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