Key Resources, a blog and ministry of the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary, recently posted an article by Day Smith Pritchartt that gives a glimpse of a possible future. More and more congregations are looking for new ways of providing formation while realizing that worship is the glue that brings all of us together and nurtures everything else that we do.
What would happen if you “shut down” Sunday school in your congregation? Why would you do this and what would you offer as an alternative in today’s changing culture of lack of volunteers, lack of time, and overextended and over scheduled families? Day might give you some ideas here: