Sunday School - A Culture of Growth
The Sunday School is a unique school -- a school in which we tell stories, share life, seek answers to the
deepest questions, and laugh at one another's joy and cry at one another's pain—not a "real" school—
but possibly the most real-real school there can be.
Sunday School Excitement
Prepared by the Sunday School Task Force, the "Sunday School Excitement Resource Guide" offers
practical ideas and suggestions for creating your plan, setting goals and assembling your leadership team.
Get creative ideas for making your Sunday School more inviting and hospitable. Learn how to
recruit teachers, incorporate children's ideas, strengthen adult classes, develop "theme" days—and more!
DOWNLOAD THIS VALUABLE RESOURCE GUIDE
2012 Christian Education Specialists
The Christian Education and Formation Team, Southwest Texas Conference Board of Discipleship,
offers as a service to SWTX congregations seeking assistance in their CE programs this listing of
resource persons. Some may be Certified in Christian Education and others may be commissioned
Parish Christian Educators (PCE).
The SWTX Christian Education and Formation Team encourages each congregation to connect
directly with persons on this list and make your own arrangements based on your needs and the
individual’s availability. To add your name to this list, to remove it or to recommend an expert,
please contact SWTC Leadership Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Education Beyond the Walls
The intent of Education Beyond the Walls (EBW) is:
Offering Christ to all, we will teach congregations to engage in service to people beyond the walls of
the church through Word and Deed Practicums for ongoing education groups.
A Word and Deed Practicum is a model for a shared experience that seeks to move ongoing education
groups beyond study to actual practice, followed by intentional reflection for learning. The age range
spans elementary-aged children through adults.
The Conference Christian Education and Formation Team recommends the EBW Guidebook as
an effective resource for today’s church. We urge your congregation to use the Guidebook, with
the concerted efforts of pastors, professionals and lay leadership. Copy the materials and distribute
them as needed, so that the potential of Education Beyond the Walls is realized: to engage us in
learning by doing as we offer Christ to all.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EBW GUIDEBOOK
RESOURCE SPECIALISTS FOR EBW
Vitamin “C” for Sunday School
Every congregation can form a leadership team for the specific purpose of growing and strengthening
the Sunday School. Your leadership team can focus on one “vitamin” at a time, such as covenant,
caring, or curriculum.