General Officer Resources
“The How To Sunday School Manual is a compilation of short, to-the-point articles from experts and practitioners that offer practical tips and advice for organizing and leading your church’s Sunday School ministry.”
Serves as a reference guide for the person expected to know how to administer an effective Sunday School;
Gives you practical actions you can take for planning, leading, and evaluating your Sunday School;
Provides all the forms and tools needed to complete the actions outlined.
How to Sunday Manual
by Wayne Poling
Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press, 2009
“This resource is based on the phenomenally successful outreach approach: G.R.O.W. (God Rewards Our Work). Church members are asked to commit just one evening each month to outreach – with several avenues of outreach from which they can choose.”
Outreach Teams That Win: G.R.O.W.
by Jerry Tidwell
Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press, 1997
ISBN 0-7673-9276-0 (book)
“The discipline of executing these six fundamentals will result in a successful, fruitful Sunday School ministry. There is no magie involved in developing a healthy Sunday School – just hard work.
“Our core values will shape us, for out of our principles come our philosophy and out of our philosophy comes our practices. Core values will help us move from doing things right to doing the right things. They will expose themselves in the litmus tests of setting standards, establishing policies, and making decisions.
“Embracing these six core values will make your Sunday School manageable, measurable, and moveable!”
The Six Core Values of Sunday School: A Philosophical, Practical, & Passionate Approach to Sunday School
by Allan Taylor
Woodstock, GA: Allan Taylor, 2003
“God gives spiritual gifts to believers. By discovering and using your gifts, you can experience supernatural joy, energy, and effectiveness as you serve Him.
“Spiritual Gifts will help new Christians discover their gifts and those long experienced in church to gain marvelous new insights about how the church works best when all members serve out of their giftedness.”
Spiritual Gifts: A Practical Guide to How God Works Through You
by David Francis
Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press, 2003
“30 minute sessions that will encourage you to rethink and revive your Sunday School program. Sessions focus on topics like strategy, leadership, and consistency, among others.
David Francis states that this resource “will motivate the leaders in your Bible study ministry, whether you call it Sunday School or something else. They’ll be inspired by his passion, equipped by his principles, encouraged by his application, and entertained by his style. Churches of all sizes will benefit from Sunday School Done Right!”
Sunday School Done Right! A Leadership Training Strategy for Reaching, Teaching and Ministering
by Allan Taylor
Dallas, TX: Sampson Resources, 2007
ISBN 9781933376783 (Leader Guide)ISBN 9781933376776 (Participant Guide)ISBN 9781933376769 (Leader Kit)
“Has the focus on Sunday Schhol at your church become blurry or altogether lost?
“To improve on what is not being clearly seen isn’t easy. But here’s a ready solution. Sunday School in HD gives you a high-definition look at the crucial role Sunday School must play in producing healthy Christians who in turn produce healthy, growing churches.
“With contagious passion and purpose, ministry professional Allan Taylor helps us see the importance of the Sunday School model to the total church ministry. His expertixe shows how Sunday School has a superior ability to nurture deepening spiritual relationships and stir action toward the Great Commission across every age group, unifying the whole.
“Your church’s approach may not need to be overly traditional – there’s plenty of room for unique ideas – but the focused Sunday School vision Taylor presents will have you reaching, teaching, and ministering to people at a whole new level just the same.”
Sunday School in HD
by Allan Taylor
Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2009