MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Sunday School Contest

June 3rd, 2007 Viewed 5529 times


One of the most intimidating things that a person faces as they progress in their new Christian faith is when it comes to the point where they have to actually go to a church building on a Sunday. There are many different reasons that people have a hangup on going that I’m aware of.

  • They are used to having the day off.
  • Giving up a day is a big commitment.
  • They used to attend a different denomination and the fact that they are going to a different church building is a big thing with their family/friends.
  • Fear of the unknown.

If we’ve taken the time (as suggested in the previous post on this series) to bring them in on non-Sundays via a Vacation Bible School, they should not have as much problem coming on Sunday. However, I believe that one thing that we could do to provide a smooth transition is to integrate VBS into the Sunday School hour for a defined period with the goal of providing a welcoming, external facing, atmosphere for which to get people at ease to the transition.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.