Judges 3 • “These are the nations the Lord left in order to test Israel, since none of these Israelites had fought in any of the wars with Cannan. This was to teach the future generations of the Israelites how to fight in battle… The Lord left them to test Israel, to determine if they would keep the Lord’s commands.”
Give me your top 4 • Standards for Leaders • Calvinism • Leaders never coming to training • Age grading classes • Pastor /lack of desire or ability to articulate vision for Sunday School • Multiple Sunday School times • Women teaching co-eds classes • New Units • Moving to standardized curriculum • Lack of Leadership Pathways • Teachers undermining Leadership/apathy • Handling ineffective teachers • Financially moving money away from ineffective activities. • Discipleship Process • Governance of the church/how they made decisions
Top 4 • 1. New Units
Top 4 • 1. New Units • 2. Standards for Leaders
Top 4 • 1. New Units • 2. Standards for Leaders • 3. Lack of Pastoral Support/inability to articulate passion and vision for Sunday School
Top 4 • 1. New Units • 2. Standards for Leaders • 3. Lack of Pastoral Support /inability to articulate passion and vision for Sunday • 4. Dealing ineffective teachers apathy /or teacher’s undermining leadership
An extra • 1. New Units • 2. Standards for Leaders • 3. Lack of Pastoral Support /inability to articulate passion and vision for Sunday • 4. Dealing ineffective teachers/or teacher’s undermining leadership • * Leadership Pathways* • *A process for Discipleship*
1. New Units • Why does this principle generate so much tension? • How do we cultivate in the heart of our leaders a desire to want to start new units?
3. Lack of Pastoral Vision/Engagement • Why do Pastors resist being the champion for Sunday School? • How do you lead Pastors to be the cheerleaders for Sunday School training? • What are the signs of healthy Senior Pastor buy-in?
4. Dealing ineffective/lack of desire teachers/or teacher’s undermining leadership. • Give me some examples of teachers/ leaders intentionally or unintentionally undermining your leadership. • When a teacher ineffective what do you do? • When a teacher is intentionally undermining your leadership what do you do?
Other significant issues. • Defining Leadership Pathways for new leaders • A clear discipleship strategy that includes Sunday School.
What seems best………. Acts 15:19 “It is my judgment, therefore that we should not make it difficult for the gentiles who are turning to God.” Act 15:28-29 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: 29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.