Those who lead Sunday School classes have a responsibility to encourage and train members to bring the unsaved to Christ.
That was the encouragement Jay Gordon, adult and small groups minister at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, brought to leaders gathered at Pinnacle Alabama, an annual conference for Sunday School and small group leaders hosted by the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. Pinnacle was held Aug. 5–6 at Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center in Talladega.
“We must lead our groups to maturity,” Gordon said. “I use six ‘G’ words for this. We gather for worship and group to study. Then we must grow in faith. These three things can be internal. But the externals include giving or serving, going [on missions] and guiding or discipling.
“If we stop with the first three, we’re only halfway to the prize.”
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This article was originally published at TheAlabamaBaptist.org.