Church growth strategies often focus on the adults in the community. Strategies, like boosting social media efforts, improving the message of sermons, and sending personal invitations, are all directed towards adults. Even opening up your facility for programs like after-school care or Mother’s Day Out are designed to inspire parents to get involved.
Don’t overlook children though when growing your church. They also have a voice in where their family attends. When Sunday School is a positive experience for families, it encourages them to participate more.
Beyond increasing attendance, it also provides children with the positive foundation they need to develop spiritually. Let’s look at 3 ways to enhance Sunday School, so you reach all age groups, and your church grows.
1. Be transparent about security
Before children take that first step through the doors of Sunday School class, give parents peace of mind that they’re in a safe and secure environment. One of the best ways to do this is with background checks for staff and volunteers. Companies, like Protect My Ministry, provide affordable and thorough background checks, online training, and abuse prevention. They’re an all-in-one solution for churches that want to bring in the right people for their ministry.
2. Make it fun!
Making Sunday School fun may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s easier said than done! Kids attention spans are short, and they get bored quickly! If you want kids to ask their parents to bring them back Sunday after Sunday, make it exciting and special to be there. Here are a few ways to do that:
- Add variety in your lesson plans to keep kids active and moving
- Connect kids with each other so that they make friends
- Have a little fun yourself and make sure laughter is in the room every Sunday
- Incorporate songs and instruments into lessons that may be harder for kids to understand
- Go outside for Sunday School when the weather is beautiful
- Let the kids act out stories to enhance the learning experience
- Get everyone involved by making each lesson relevant to their real life
3. Stay organized
It might surprise you that when you’re organized—your Sunday School class is more exciting. That’s because you can be more engaged with the kids. Rather than reading directly from the lesson plan or spending the first ten minutes getting your ducks in a row, you connect right off the bat. Kids notice when you’re stressed or that you don’t want to be there, and it dampens the spirit of the classroom.
The best way to stay organized is to invest in systems like easyTithe Plus. By accessing tools that enhance the organization of Sunday School like seamless child check-ins and parent communications, you can focus on being present for each moment.
Discover how easyTithe can help grow your church. Call 1-888-778-4843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!