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Why train Sunday School leaders?
Jul07

Why train Sunday School leaders?

“Why should we train our Sunday School teachers?” was the question raised at a recent meeting. According to 15 years of research by Tim Smith of the Georgia Sunday School/Open Group team, the training of a church’s Sunday School and small group leaders is one of the five most important actions that are conducive to a church’s growth and spiritual health. In most of those 15 years, it has been the top indicator of growth for a church...

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Connecting to evangelism
Mar10

Connecting to evangelism

How connected is your Sunday School or small group to the biblical call of evangelism? This year, Oklahoma Baptists are answering with the Connect>1 Evangelism Campaign, an invitation to take the Gospel to every corner of our state by engaging Sunday School classes and small groups in personal evangelism. What is Connect>1? Connect>1 is a campaign to equip and engage every church member in personal evangelism through their...

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Five values of ReConnect Sunday School leadership training
Jul22

Five values of ReConnect Sunday School leadership training

What is the value of attending a ReConnect Sunday School Regional Clinic? Consider the following list as you ponder participating in one of the 15 regional clinics available this August around our state. /// Trained leaders Research of Georgia’s 100 fastest growing churches by the Georgia Baptist Convention revealed that the most common characteristic of a growing church was leadership training. Leaders that receive ongoing training...

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Connection Day: Personal Connections Lead to Community
Oct27

Connection Day: Personal Connections Lead to Community

I was in a worship service recently when the pastor asked church members to raise their hand if their first contact with the Gospel came because a friend invited them to attend church with them. I stole a quick look around—an overwhelming majority of the people had their hand raised. People whose lives had been eternally changed because someone they knew invited them to attend a worship service or small group with them. It is very...

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First-Person: Day of Prayer for New Groups
Jan13

First-Person: Day of Prayer for New Groups

This year, churches in Oklahoma are challenged to reach new people by starting new groups. There is a great need to share the Gospel and make disciples of the 2 million lost and unchurched people in Oklahoma. Of all the strategies available to the local church, starting a new group is one of the most effective ways to reach people with the Gospel and connect them to the local church. As part of the ReConnect START initiative that...

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