Online Course: The Changing 21st Century Sunday School

28 - 18

Oct 2020 - Nov 2020

12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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If you’re involved with Sunday school, either as a superintendent, CE director, teacher, or another capacity, then you’ve no doubt heard the lament that things have changed. Crowded classrooms and regular attendance are no longer the norm. Instead, you’re struggling with things such as whether to go to a one-room Sunday school or how to reach biblically illiterate kids who attend your program only every few weeks. Join us for this three-week course as we explore ways to handle the challenges of the 21st century Sunday school such as declining enrollment, erratic attendance, competition with other activities, lack of volunteers and budget cuts. We’ll also talk about the possibility of doing Sunday school a different way or at a different time. We’ll look at intergenerational ministry and worship along with ways to introduce them in your church, using the experiences of churches that are doing them successfully. Partnering with families will be discussed with specific steps you can take to help families become the primary faith formation leaders for their children. We’ll also look at the movement to get rid of Sunday school and what this means for you and your ministry. Together, we’ll come up with an action plan and innovations to your Sunday school program that will fit your unique situation. You will be able to access this course at your own convenience; a minimum of four to five hours per week is necessary to benefit from the course content. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at noon Central on the start day and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

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