Wholly Kids book should be on your resource shelf | Ken Braddy

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Ken Braddy | Equipping and encouraging Bible study leaders

Equipping and encouraging Bible study leaders

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Ken Braddy | Equipping and encouraging Bible study leaders

Equipping and encouraging Bible study leaders

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Almost 88% of vibrant churches have Sunday School

Growing churches have “Sunday School”. The stats prove it. Check out this blog by Ken Braddy

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If you think this is Sunday School, think again!

The words “Sunday School” cause people to react in different ways.  Some people have fond memories of their experiences in Sunday School. They remember a favorite classroom, good friends, a beloved teacher, or asking Jesus to come into their life as Lord and Savior.  Other people may have different impressions about Sunday School.  They associate it with boring lessons, or something that “their parents’ church” does.  In some places, Sunday School has gotten a bad reputation, and that’s too bad.  Sunday School is a significant ministry that teaches God’s Word, assimilates people into the church, shares the gospel, provides foundational discipleship, and mobilizes people for ministry.  And the research proves it!  Have you given up on Sunday School?  Don’t.  Keep reading and learn what’s happening in vibrant churches.

David Francis, Director of Sunday School at LifeWay Christian Resources, conducted a…

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7 ways to Engage your Natural Learners

Some great insights by Ken Braddy about tapping into learning preferences.

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Every person in your Bible study group has a preferred way they like to learn. Researchers have identified 8 learning approaches, and “Natural” is one of them. Few adult group leaders appeal to this particular learning approach; it’s much more common to find Natural methods being used in kids’ groups. Natural learners really enjoy learning methods that incorporate things from nature in the classroom.

If you teach an adult Bible study, here are a few ways to appeal to the Natural learners in your midst:

  1. Show a picture of something from nature (a flower, mountain, lightning, star, branch, animal, etc).
  2. Bring an item from nature to the group and either display it or pass it around (which turns a Natural activity into a Physical activity!).
  3. Invite group members to tell stories about a time they encountered God through His creation.
  4. Take a nature walk.
  5. Plant a tree, bush, or plant.

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Statistics Speak—What Do They Say?

This a great insight by Chuck Lawless.

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It’s time to start a new group when…

Thanks Ken Braddy for sharing some basic principles of group life.

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Having had the privilege of leading one church I served to grow its Sunday School from 4o members to over 24oo members in just 10 years taught me a lot about the importance of starting new groups.  If a church is not intentional about starting new groups it will soon find itself in trouble.  For every new group you start, you can figure you’ll increase average attendance by approximately 10 people.   From my experience, you know it’s time to start a new group when…

1)  A group has been together for at least 2 years.  It’s really hard for guests to break into groups that have been together for longer than 24 months.  Relationships have been formed and life has been shared.  When a group approaches its second birthday, it’s time  to think “start a new group.”

2)  A group doesn’t see a steady stream of guests. …

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