John W Nichols offers a new e-book, Small Group or Sunday School?, to share his experiences leading adult-level ministries in both Sunday School and small groups. Nichols writes from the trenches rather than the sacred halls of the theoretical. His guidance, tips, suggestions and encouragement can help you become a better adult Bible teacher or small group leader. The book delivers a straightforward and realistic look at what to expect in either role, Sunday School teacher or small group leader.
Among evangelical Christians the discussion continues as to how best to implement the important function of discipleship. Sunday School, a long-time favorite, has fallen on hard times in many circles as the attendance figures have plummeted and the number of qualified volunteers ready to lead the classes have evaporated. Small group ministry is touted as the panacea for the discipleship challenge, but implementation strategies and levels of success vary between churches. Again, a robust small group ministry depends on an army of willing volunteers who will plan, prepare, lead, and open their homes to strangers. No matter the focus of your church’s discipleship efforts training is needed to prepare volunteers to lead.
Nichols brings a lifetime of church involvement to the pages of this book with his nearly twenty years of focus on adult ministries in both classroom and small group venues. Small Group or Sunday School? provides answers to questions such as:
- Is teaching a class the right job for me?
- How do I prepare for class?
- What is the impact of a successful Sunday School teacher?
- What is a small group?
- Are small groups led or facilitated?
- Is there a Biblical basis for small groups?
- How should I prepare for the group meeting?
The e-book is available from Amazon in Kindle format. Note that Amazon offers free readers for Windows and ios platforms making Small Group or Sunday School? available to PC users as well as iPhone and iPad users.