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Tools, resources, encouragement, training events, and ideas to assist volunteers and leaders in all areas of these ministries. Look here for upcoming training events in your area or to find someone to help you organize a training event in your church or association. You’ll also find downloadable resources on a wide variety of topics to assist you as you grow your organization.

Upcoming Events

Check back soon for upcoming events!

 

Downloadable Tools and Resources

PDF resources you can instantly download to help your group right now.
9 Questions fro Choosing Curriculum
30 Things we know for sure about adult learning
150 Ways to Discover prospects for your Sunday School
Adult Sunday School Department Job Descriptions
Are You Killing Sunday School Outreach
Bible Translation Reading Levels
Building a Contagious Church – value of small groups
Checklist for Starting New Units
How to evaluate Sunday School literature for adults
How to get first time guests to return
How to have a Full SS Blanks filled in
How to Prepare a Sunday School/Bible Study Lesson (with Transformational Teaching Goals)
Involving Sunday School Members in Outreach
Key Competencies needed to be an Effective SS Director
Learning Styles Test
Outreach Ideas for Smaller Churches
SS Teacher’s Application and Covenant
Sunday School Class Care Group Leaders Guide
Sunday School or Small Groups
The Role of the Minister of Education
The Spiral Evaluator
The Value of Small Groups
The Work of the Sunday School Council

Online Resources

THE STUDY – this constantly updated and growing online compilation of bible study tools and resources is more exciting every month. You and your class will be delighted as they discover more and more exciting ways to discover the truths in God’s Word during your class time together.

Outreach – great tools to help your group (and church), communicate your message in a positive way to your community.

Family – to provide a wide variety of tools/resources/encouragement to your adults in their roles in the family. Marriage, parenting, divorce care/prevention, and much, much more will be found on these pages.

Curriculum – for several great curriculum providers, (with discount links provided on our page), go to texasbaptists.org/biblestudy and look for the links to BaptistWay Press, NavPress, Renovare’, Lifeway, and more.

Recent Books & Other Resources

Christian Education LeadershipMaking Disciples in the 21st Century Church – edited by Dr. Bernie Spooner! Hot off the presses, don’t miss this exceptional new book, edited by Texas Baptist’s own Dr. Bernie Spooner, and written by 20 well-known Christian leaders such as Jim Denison, Judy Morris, Doug Powell, Royce Rose, Jeter Basden, Dwayne Ulmer, Robby Barrett, and many more, on Christian education, with the emphasis on making disciples as Jesus instructed. This volume addresses spiritual formation for all age groups and gives guidance on how to develop an effective church discipleship ministry. Click here to grab your copy while they last!

Sunday School Done Right - by Alan Taylor.  This great six session training resource is a gold-standard training tool for Sunday School Leaders.   Includes a DVD with Six 30-minute sessions, a DVD with ten 5 to 7-minute training messages, a 10-minute preview of all six sessions, an Audio CD kit, a participant’s book and a leader’s Guide, and a promotion kit of posters, ads and clip art.   Find it online here.

Good Questions have Groups Talking – by Josh Hunt

How to Lead a Great Cell-Group Meeting – so People WANT to Come Back – by Joel Comiskey

Sunday School that Really Works – A Strategy for Connecting Congregations and Communities – by Steve Parr

What Every Sunday School Teacher Should Know – 24 Secrets That Can Help You Change Lives – Elmer Towns

Creative Bible Teaching – by Lawrence Richards & Gary Bredfeldt

Created to Learn – A Christian Teacher’s Introduction to Educational Psychology – by William R. Yount

Creating Community – Five Keys to Building a Small Group Culture – by Andy Stanley & Bill Willits