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53. Sunday School Organization
Video 17

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The teaching video explains, compares, and contrasts the traditional and alternative methods of organizing your church school. Both forms of organization are in use and being used effectively by churches and congregations in many places and denominations. The conventional concept is to have a dedicated superintendent and several committed teachers. A teacher works every week with each class or age group of children. The alternative model has many more teachers drawn from parents and others. They teach on a rotational basis, maybe once a month or every two weeks in the alternative organization. These teachers are helped and guided in their work by a small number of more experienced advisors. This alternative organization method has proved to be more effective in growing a Sunday school. A built-in bonus for the parents is that they gain new insights from preparing and teaching the Bible-based curriculum. As they develop and train, they also learn and often relate in a new way to their children. The video explaining this approach is 2 minutes and 24 seconds long.✞

Traditional Church School
Video 18

The organization video describes the regular or traditional church school approach using teachers and superintendents. It covers the traditional running of a church school program in a church, including volunteer teachers, each with a different age group. This video is 1 minute and 49 seconds long.✞

Alternative Sunday School
Video 19

The alternative video shows you how to improve your church school and increase your children's numbers, and your ministry's effectiveness. The organization video will show you how to change up to the new system and involve many more adults and children in the teaching process. This video is 2 minutes long.✞

Church School Ministers
Video 20

This video is for teachers looking at the church school structures with a possible view to introducing a more effective alternative. Imagine that you had an "Alternative Sunday School Structure" in operation in your church. What difference would it make to
A. The Teachers?
B. The Children?
C. The Congregation?
D. The Minister?
E. The Treasurer?✞

"Sunday School Organization"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2021

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