A good word from Tony Brooks on Sunday School as a component of a disciple making culture.
If we are taking seriously that Sunday School is a place for transformation (instead of knowledge) and a community of faith (instead of simply a classroom experience), then we need to begin understanding how it can be a discipling process. Sunday School is one of the church’s ministries where biblical application, more intimate relationships and ongoing learning can enhance the transformative process to be more like Christ.
Mike Bream & Steve Cockram in their book, Building a Discipling Culture, gives a process of biblical discipleship through the lens of different shapes. I wanted to explain the first shape (a circle) as a discipling process straight from the life of Jesus. They discuss Mark 1:14-15 to talk about an interrupted time (Kairos is the Greek word) in which we see God at work and the concept of repentance as a change of heart/mind/will. One pastor calls them speed bumps that…
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