THE CONNECTION CORNER
Why is Sunday School So Important to the Church?
Some have said that Sunday School is a thing of the past. We make all sorts of excuses why we can’t make it to church/Sunday School, but yet we find some sort of inner strength during the week that gets us up and going to our jobs, schools, and other areas of our busy lives.
I give credit to those who were committed to teaching to me as a child, as a teen, and as an adult the importance of knowing God in a more personal way. No, they were not perfect in any sense, but they demonstrated to me how important God’s word is. They demonstrated it by their actions, and by their willingness to care, guide, and love me in every step of my journey. They gave me a little glimpse of what heaven will be.
This is what we are called to do for each other and for our community. We demonstrate this through Sunday School, worship, discipleship, and through our everyday lives. This is our PURPOSE as a body of believers.
The mission of First Baptist Church is “To make Jesup more like heaven today than it was yesterday.”
The Vision of First Baptist Church is that we are:
“A CARING FAMILY OF FAITH” A fellowship of loving Christian people who have joined together under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the leadership of the Holy Spirit to fulfill the mission of the church. That mission calls us to:
*CELEBRATE GOD’S PRESENCE through a Christian lifestyle and Christ-centered praise and worship;
*TEACH GOD’S WORD through Bible study and discipleship opportunities;
*COMMUNICATE GOD’S MESSAGE by sharing the Good News of repentance and salvation through Jesus Christ with others; and
*MINISTER TO GOD’S CREATION as we demonstrate God’s love by meeting the spiritual, physical, and social needs of people within our fellowship, our community, and in cooperative ministries around the world.
This is why Sunday School is so important. It is the largest ministry of the church mandated to win people to Christ. Are we as a body of believers each doing our part to communicate that Sunday School is still important to the life of God’s kingdom? If so, I look forward to seeing you in Sunday School.