It Begins With Prayer - Booklet
By reviewing a journal of Arthur Flake a Sunday School pioneer, some sobering questions emerged. Do we view prayer as a teaching tool more than as a conversation with our Creator? What is our real purpose of prayer circles, prayer chains, or whatever system we use to collect prayer requests? Do we treat prayer as an extra to be added to make the recipe work? Most of us would declare our class to be a praying class. We may start with a pray, conclude with a prayer, and gather prayer requests. But should prayer play a more strategic role in our groups? Dwayne McCrary explores three big questions: What is the relationship between a reaching Sunday School and prayer? How does prayer foster a sense of community? What role does prayer play in serving through the group? He also offers practical suggestions for implementing a culture within the Sunday School class built around the answers to these questions. This book is for church leaders and leaders of Bible study groups, especially Sunday School leaders. Product Plan: The 48 page booklet is designed to help church leaders train volunteers and group members of a Sunday School class or small Bible study group. Conference plans for various age-groups (adult, student, kids, and all ages) support the book and will be available as free downloads from lifeway.com/TrainingResources.