Reclaiming Sunday School

Why You Want Sunday School

By B. Jamieson, J. Pennington | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

The bottom line here is, if not Sunday School, then where? If you don’t have Sunday school, where are you going to teach people how to study the Bible?

Why Sunday School Lost its Edge

By Ed Stetzer | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

Has our current culture so changed that Sunday school will not be able to avoid extinction?

How Sunday School Can Change Your Church’s Culture

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

Over the last decade our church has discovered an unexpected tool for changing a culture: adult Sunday School.

How Sunday School Can Help Your Preaching

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

Sunday School makes you a better systematic theologian, which in turn makes you a better applier of God’s Word.

Sunday School and Its Rivals

By Trevin Wax | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

It’s true that the elements of fellowship, accountability, and missional living all contribute to the shaping of a disciple. But what gives these their power is the Word of God.

Reforming Sunday School

Not Your Grandma’s Sunday School

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

Who wants to sit and listen to a lecture about theology? Who wants to hear one person yack for an hour in the place of the community contributing? You’d be surprised.

How to Reform a Sunday School Program

By Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

For many Christians, Sunday school is a staple of church life. But what do you do when that staple isn’t as healthy as it should be?

How to Do Sunday School

Whatever the Model, Don’t Be Afraid to Teach

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

Both Sunday school as an event or Sunday school as a group can work. But recognize the shortcomings of either approach and work to supplement them.

Sunday School for Dummies: How to Use and Develop New Teachers

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

Do you have more teaching slots for adult Sunday School programs than you have teachers to fill them? If so, commit to the training of more men to teach.

Five Things Every Group Leader Should Do

By Michael Kelley | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

You aren’t smart enough, entertaining enough, or talented enough to bring about real spiritual change. That’s actually good news, if you let it be.

The Advantages of Curriculum

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

Using theologically trustworthy curriculum is a great way to free up your and other church leaders’ time while still delivering solid supplemental teaching every week.

Miscellaneous Book Reviews

Book Review: Bringing the Gospel Home, by Randy Newman

Review by J. Mack Stiles | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

Newman has written an engaging book filled with wisdom and light.

Book Review: Being Conformed to Christ in Community, by Jim Samra

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

For the pastor who’s kept up his Greek and is up for a workout, Conformed to Christ in Community could be worth a read, especially if you skim strategically.

Book Review: Preachers of a Different Gospel, by Femi Adeleye

Review by Trevin Wax | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

This book is a heartfelt plea to reject the prosperity gospel and embrace the biblical message that saves.

Book Review: Health, Wealth, and Happiness, by David Jones and Russell Woodbridge

Review by Trevin Wax | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.29.2011

Pastors will want to have not merely one copy of this on their bookshelf, but multiple copies to hand out to church members.

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Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church

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Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

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The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

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Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

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Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

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Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

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A New Evangelical Liberalism

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Living As a Church

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The Gospel

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The Church’s Mission

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The Emerging Church

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