Sat. Mar 6th, 2021

Getting Started With A Winning Sunday School
John Clendinning

You might be asking yourself, “Where do I start?” Remember, the key to developing a winning Sunday School is to improve day by day.

Consider this quote — “It’s all about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.” —Steve Young, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49’ers

Steve Young didn’t become a great quarterback overnight. It took time. Slow, but steady improvement. Just trying to become better than yesterday.

Looks like the beginning of a game plan. As you work to complete your game, here are some other aspects of the game you need to consider:

• Provide an example of faithfulness.
• Check up on the Team.
• Make sure all are doing their jobs and are in position.
• Secure needed supplies.
• Encourage the players.
• Communicate necessary information.
• Keep everyone focused on being — Teams of people on mission with God.


• Make sure all Sunday School Workers have been properly recruited.
• Plan or attend a Training Event for your teachers and workers.
• Plan to start one or more new classes.
• Plan for the new year by having a planning session with your Sunday School Council.

• Conduct a Kick-off event for the new Sunday School year.
• Conduct a Sunday School Leadership Team Meeting.
• Start new classes.

• Conduct a Sunday School Leadership Team Meeting.
• Plan an outreach activity or promotion.
• Consider a high attendance day.
• Order Literature for the Winter quarter.

• Conduct a Sunday School Leadership Team Meeting
• Encourage classes to conduct a holiday outreach ministry project.

• Conduct a Sunday School Leadership Team Meeting.
• Plan to start a new class after the holidays.

• Conduct a Sunday School Leadership Team Meeting.

The above article, “Getting Started With A Sunday Winning Sunday School” was written by John Clendinning. The article was excerpted from “A Coach’s Guide To Sunday School” notebook. April 2018.

The material is copyrighted and should not be reprinted under any other name or author. However, this material may be freely used for personal study or research purposes.

This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”

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