Union Baptist Association
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Sunday School

For more information about Sunday School, follow this link:  http://www.ncbaptist.org/index.php?id=ss
Hello Church Leaders and SS/Small Group Leaders:
As you have noted from our communications over the last several months, we are hosting the Education Ministry Team from FBC Woodstock for an Associational Sunday School/Small Groups Conference the weekend of August 16-17, 2013. The cost is $20.00 per person for EARLY REGISTRATION.
We need your help! Currently, we have very few folks registered to attend this important conference for Sunday School/Small Group leaders. In order for us to move forward with our commitment to this team financially, we must have a minimum of 250 people registered by Monday, July 14, 2013. Otherwise, we will have to cancel this valuable training.
If you are planning to attend, please click here and register. You will not need to pay any money online - You will make your payment at the door as you come for the conference. But it is imperative that we have 250 registered by Monday, July 14, 2013 so that we can continue with plans for this conference.
All of the details of the conference are below. If you need additional posters, they can be printed out from our website, www.sybaptist.org or if you call us at 704-873-4372, we can print them and send them to you.
If you cannot register online or have more questions please call the Associational Office at 704-873-4372 ext. 7.
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Associational Partners,
Research shows that 98% of the fastest growing Sunday Schools have a strategic plan for training their leaders.  I would like to assist you and your churches by providing leadership training for Sunday School leaders.  New and continuing leaders are currently being enlisted, and it will be helpful for them to know that training is available for them.
I have attached a list including all of the associationally sponsored and scheduled Regional Sunday School Conferences for this fall beginning in August.  If you would like to sponsor and schedule a Regional Sunday School Leadership Training conference in your association, please contact me ASAP.  I will begin promoting these events via Constant Contact, the Biblical Recorder, and the web site (www.ncbaptist.org/sundayschool) very soon. If you have one planned that is not on my list, please let me know; I’ll be glad to assist in promoting your event.
The options are as follows:
Conference Options -
·         Sunday School in a Transformational Church – A Conference for All Sunday School Leaders
PurposeSunday School in a Transformational Church is a ministry of transformational small communities for making and growing disciples.  Sunday school exists for the purpose of transforming lives by the power of God.  Participants will take away principles and practical ways to create a disciple making, life-transforming environment in the Sunday School with a strong emphasis on prayer dependence.  Emphasis will be on the five elements of a Transformational Small Community taken from the “Community” Chapter in Transformational Church, but Stetzer and Rainer:
1.       Mission Oriented
2.       Word Driven
3.       Multiplication Mindset
4.       Stranger Welcoming
5.       Kingdom Focused
·         Transformational Class
Purpose:   A general Sunday School conference for 1) General Sunday School Leaders (Sunday School directors, pastors, and ministers of education), 2) all Sunday School leaders taught in one group, or 3) all church members and Sunday School leaders in one group. The purpose of the training is identifying and implementing a strategy for becoming a Transformational Sunday School class.  Emphasis will be on the seven elements from Transformational Church, by Stetzer and Rainer as they relate to Sunday School from the book, Transformational Class by David Francis
·         Transformational Bible Study (Teaching improvement for all age groups)
PurposeSunday School is a biblically based transformational Small Community.  In this conference, Sunday School leaders and teachers will take away specific methods to help their class members experience the biblical message in ways that will transform their lives.   Topics include  1.) How People Learn, 2.) Developing an Accurate Philosophy of Christian Education, 3.) Practicing Experiential Methodology.
Schedule Options -
·         Week Night (M, T, Th.)     6:30 – 9:00 pm – any of the above conference options
·         Saturday Morning            9:00 am – 12:30 pm – any of the above conference options
·         Weekend 
Friday 6:30 – 9:00 pm – Sunday School in a Transformational Church or Transformational Class
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm – Transformational Bible Study
Procedures and Expenses -
·         Names of NC Regional Specialists trained in the above conferences will be provided to associations upon request for their enlistment.
·         Phil Stone, State Sunday School Director, is available at no charge, if schedule allows, to teach any of the general leader conferences and/or the adult/student teaching conferences. 
·         Specialist Honorarium - $100 for the first hour and $50 for each additional hour plus $.51 per mile, necessary meals, and reasonable conference supplies/copies.
·         Associational Missionaries may apply for a $500 MPA to assist with expenses.
Please call or email me with any questions you have.  800-395-5102, ext. 5643 or pstone@ncbaptist.org.
Everything is customizable to your needs!
As always, these resources are provided by the Cooperative Program Offerings of NC Baptist Churches.
Looking forward to shared ministry opportunities, I am
Your brother,
Phil Stone, State Sunday School Director
Church Administration and Church Building Planning Ministries
Congregational Services Group

Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
205 Convention Drive • Cary, NC 27511
(919) 459-5643 • (800) 395-5102 ext. 5643
www.ncbaptist.org pstone@ncbaptist.org