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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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Guest Editorial: 12 mistakes group leaders make

OK, you want to have a great Sunday School class or home group right? You want a group where people share, study God’s Word, bring their friends and experience transformation. If this is the kind of group you want, there are some things you must avoid. Here are 12 common mistakes of being a Sunday School or small group leader. Mistake #1—Arriving late. I know you must be thinking, “Bob’s kidding me right? I mean, the first mistake is...

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Guest Editorial: The 6426 Project

Imagine a way by which 300,000 saints could impact eternity on every single continent, in every single country on Earth. Imagine bringing the Gospel to more than 2 billion people who are living in places that have yet to be penetrated by the good news of Jesus Christ. Picture 20,000 Sunday School classes united in prayer for these unreached groups of people every Sunday! Now, imagine this happening, not years into the future, but...

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