Sunday School is the primary educational arm of the Church. It reflects the biblical purposes of the church and the lifelong discipleship mandate of the Great Commission. (Mat 28:19 KJV) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, (Mat 28:20 KJV) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Sunday School helps build the Kingdom of God through:
• Teaching the Word
• Equipping believers for service and ministry
• Assimilating new members into the Body of Christ
• Mobilizing every member to fulfill the Great Commission.
It has many names. To some it has been called Sunday School/discipleship/small groups/connect groups. Whatever name you use, it has proven its effectiveness for building people at every age and stage of life and has provided opportunities for each person to discover and develop unique God-given gifts. In changing times and diverse cultures, however, it is imperative that the church affirm and retain the essential elements of effective disciple-making methods.
One of the ways that we can make a positive difference is to have a positive attitude toward Sunday School/discipleship/small groups/connect groups. The attitude of the leader always has a profound effect on the attitude of those being led. Be an encourager.
Sunday School has gone through a metamorphous of changes including different meeting times and even name change. The traditional time for most Sunday School forums is on Sunday mornings before the actual church service.
Some choose to have their Sunday School time on Sunday nights or even different nights during the week. Either way, Sunday School is time set aside to spend in the actual study and discussion of God's Word.