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The musings of a 30 year Sunday School leader, author, & blogger. Practical tips for leading small groups on and off your church campus.

The Sunday School Guy Podcast sundayschoolguy

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The musings of a 30 year Sunday School leader, author, & blogger. Practical tips for leading small groups on and off your church campus.

    10 Key Strategies for Healthy Sunday Schools

    10 Key Strategies for Healthy Sunday Schools

    In this episode I share the 10 common factors found in fast-growing Sunday School churches. These 10 factors have been around for a while, but sadly we may not pay them the attention we should. The 10 factors were found in the fastest growing churches in Georgia, as documented by leaders at the Georgia Baptist Convention, and published in the book Keys Strategies for Healthy Sunday Schools.

    • 20 min
    5 Ways to Remember People's Names

    5 Ways to Remember People's Names

    Don't have the memory of an elephant? No problem! In this episode I share 5 ways you can more easily remember the names of people you meet. Let's end those awkward moments and panic attacks that happen when we run into someone we've previously met, but now we can't remember their name. All you have to do is:Use the 3X ruleAssociate the nameRhyme itWrite it downUse facial recognition 

    • 8 min
    6 Reasons Why Sunday School Isn't Quite Dead

    6 Reasons Why Sunday School Isn't Quite Dead

    In this episode I talk through some reasons why we shouldn't have the funeral for Sunday School just yet. Sunday School isn't going away any time soon, and it is poised to make a comeback in post-COVID 19 America. After the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1917-1919, churches experienced rapid growth in Bible study groups and in worship services. Could we be on the verge of this again in 2020?

    • 10 min
    5 Investments Your Church Should Consider Making Now

    5 Investments Your Church Should Consider Making Now

    Churches are on the verge of reopening their doors to worshipers. Now is the time to make financial investments that will benefit the church as she regathers for worship, Bible study, and ministry. In this episode, I share 5 investments that could make a significant difference for many churches in the area of (1) technology (2) cleaning and sanitizing (3) training (4) disposable masks (5) benevolence ministry.

    • 10 min
    5 Ways to Boost Discussion in your Bible Study Group

    5 Ways to Boost Discussion in your Bible Study Group

    In this episode we'll consider 5 ways to boost discussion in Bible study groups. If your group sits in rows, this episode will be especially helpful in creating a new "conversational community" when you gather for Bible study. You're in control of your room and your group, and with a few minor changes, you can watch - or rather listen - to the conversations take off!Check out my blog post at kenbraddy.com (May 13 post) about boosting discussion in your online group!

    • 7 min
    6 Reasons Why Bigger Isn't Better in Bible Study Groups

    6 Reasons Why Bigger Isn't Better in Bible Study Groups

    In this episode, I share six reasons why bigger isn't better when it comes to Bible study groups. If you want to make disciples, downsize for discipleship! That's the way Jesus made disciples - He spent his days with his group of 12 disciples and an inner group of three. Smaller groups are better because:1. Smaller groups can meet anywhere.2. Smaller groups increase "conversational community."3. Smaller groups help people connect.4. Smaller groups are easier to teach.5. Smaller groups keep people from falling through the cracks.6. Small groups are places where discipleship takes place. Book mentioned: 3 Roles for Guiding Groups 

    • 9 min

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